I got back to Hong Kong late last night, after quite the rocky flight [i despise turbulence], and have been spending my day catching up on summer school.
summer school-pro: I get to work on it whenever I want and not work on it whenever I want.
summer school-con: I end up immensely behind after a week off and am paying the price today.
Oh the joys of summer school 🙂
I did get to watch a great movie today though. Remember the movie, Remember the Titans? I had to watch it for my organizational behavior class for a discussion we are doing this week about diversity and leadership. I forgot what a great movie it is. If you haven’t seen it, I highly recommend it!
Anyways, back to the Maldives. Here are some highlights from last week:
Getting my exercise through bike rides around the island and swims in the ocean
Attempting holiday card photos
The fresh fruits and juices
The eco-feel of the resort
The library’s large collection of almost untouched books and movies
The yoga studio
The endless views
Apparently it’s rainy season in the Maldives right now and it rained the day before we arrived and began drizzling the day we left. So thankful it didn’t rain a drop when we were there!
Some photos I took when we were taking off.
It’s hard to imagine that all of this will all be underwater in 50 years.
I’ll be back tomorrow with my singapore highlights…including my one of my favorite sweet treats!
I’m loving life here in the Maldives!
I awoke this morning around 7am and spent 40 mins in bed watching Star Trek (it was on HBO and I couldn’t help but watch. SUCH a good movie!) then it was a quick face wash and tooth brushing and I was off to breakfast.
Breakfast here is just glorious.
Notice how everyone is barefoot? No shoes necessary at this resort 🙂 (They even have these cute green paddings that cover the bicycle pedals and make it comfortable for bare feet to peddle.)
It’s served in the main ‘house’ – about a 5 min bike ride from my villa.
Choose any fruit you like and these guys will cut it up for you.
Bread and Jam
Cereal (in the wooden boxes) and toppings
They have all sorts of toppings, from dried fruits [dates, figs, apricots..] to roasted nuts [pistachios, almonds, sunflower seeds…] and more.
Hot Foods and Yogurts
Some of my breakfast eats:
Mango, guava, and rambutan
Detox Juice – beets, celery, apple, ginger
Dragonfruit and Mangosteens
Wheat toast, pineapple, chocolate chip muffin, pancake (i couldn’t resist and had to get one 😉 ), and jellies
Passionfruit, plum, rambutan, and two fruits I don’t know the name of
This was my first time seeing that bean-shaped fruit on the right. It originally looks like this with its shell on.
It tastes kind of like a dried date.
Carrot and apple juice shooter
Toast with honey, lemon basil jelly, pineapple jelly, and coconut jelly (the best out of the three!) and a side of muesli.
Fresh squeezed pineapple juice with ginger and mint.
Cereal with pistachios and cashews, waffle with chocolate syrup, and papaya
Mango, dragonfruit, and rambutan
Above the garden is a restaurant, Leaf, where I actually just had dinner tonight.
I also get to bike along this path that smells so good and forest-y.
I love that this resort is eco-friendly and serves mainly natural and organic foods including free range meats, all locally sourced.
Today’s been a looong day and I can barely keep my eyelids from drooping. Time for bed! Night 🙂