I should be running off to the first talk of the day, but I find myself dragging. On Monday and Tuesday, I ran around like crazy, trying to fit in as my things as I could, meeting up with my two local friends, and being so excited to be here in Hong Kong that I only felt tired when I sat down in my hotel room. Yesterday (Wednesday), the conference started. As you may know, conferences involve a lot of sitting in one place, and listening to people talk. Suddenly, the tiredness kicked in. After about 8 talks (which, admittedly, sounds like a lot) I realized that I was falling asleep on my feet (because many of the rooms don’t have enough chairs). I headed back to my hotel room for a nap. Today is not off to a promising start, as I woke up at 5 am, for no good reason, and could not get back to sleep.
In spite of the tiredness, I am still having a fantastic time. I have been doing quite well with achieving my pre-trip goals, with several items already completed or in progress, and a couple more scheduled. I hope to have a chance to write more about my packed first 2 days, and share more photos. But I think it will have to wait.