so much have been happening the past few months...guess I couldn't even catch my breathe to write about it. hmm... the biggest wow factor is that I got transferred to Zimbabwe, Africa for my job to help set up our new office here. It's been two months already and another month to go. It's such a totally different experience compared to Mongolia. .....which I thought was a big step already from civilisation.
|we have roosters as pets.|
|backyard of the house. that pool becomes the mosquito swamp everytime it rains.|
People are very friendly here. They greet you and tries to start a conversation even if they do not know you. This could be creepy at times, but I guess I got used to it. Lifestyle is definitely a big change for me. Firstly, i am terrified with any flying objects. We don't only have big supply of flies & mosquitos here, we also have a good amount of spiders the size ranging from a penny to my palm, to crickets the size of a glue stick, american cockroaches which flies faster than birds, huge ants, super active moths , and a lot more. I risk in getting a heart attack every second.
Harare is seriously lack of electricity. Way worse than in Ulaanbaatar. Although I live in a very nice and cozy house, every week, we face the chance of living in pitch dark. When the electricity is out, the water pump doesn't work. When theres no water, we cannot use the bathroom nor cook. Thank god, we have a generator at the house which runs by diesel. One tank usually lasts for 3 hours or so. & so whenever we turn it on, its the ' prime time' for the house. We line up to shower, charge our phones and computers , cook and get ready to wait till the diesel runs out. Wonder if the end of the world will feel like this. But bad news is, our generator broke down -_-. It's the third day since we got our electricity cut. I seriously don't know how I will survive tonight. I've been living off bottled water brushing my teeth & facing my face.
Put away the bugs and lack of basic utilities, I'm also very scared of peace. When the house is too quiet, it gives me goosebumps. Some people may really enjoy their quiet-country-side yoga-like peacefulness, but it just freaks me out. Being in such a quiet environment now, it makes me think all the time. I think so much that I get insomnia. It's so quiet, I hear the crickets chirping all night long, my flat mates sleep talking and snoring. It always reminds me to question myself, why the hell am I in Africa.
The thing is, I love exploring. I can't help myself feeling curious all the time.
"Questioning girl" was one of my nicknames when I was young. I love asking questions, i love being nosey and knowing about everything ( maybe that makes me a good bargainer cause i know the prices of all random things wherever I am).
So far from my two months experience here, I've learnt to admire the locals here. Everything just seems so normal to them. It makes me feel so spoilt to have grown up & live in a civilised world. But whatever, life is unfair.
I still hate bugs and no electricity. The heat here makes me very impatient & the only thing i want to do now is to fly to Shanghai and spend the very special day with Jus <3
|x.my forever fav pic of us.x|
happy birthday lover<3 many more years to go and hope we'll always happy. LOVE YOUUU.
I want to tattoo a giraffe and elephant on the left side of my ribcage!!!!
random. this song reminds me of zimbabwe, thanks to my ex-flat mate Michael Sidaway! J BOOG!!!
back to the dark . ciao xx