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Ending the school year ....

And the sooner the better.

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I have two more days to teach before summer and I am utterly exhausted. It's incredibly hot here, the children are totally switched off and everyone is just counting the minutes. It feels like time has stopped.

At home both of our air-conditioners decided to break at the same time. One would only give out room temperature air, i.e. about 35 °C, and the other was leaking out floods of water. We tried getting them cleaned out. This fixed the leaking one, but the other one had to be replaced. We spent several very bad-tempered days and sleepless nights while we were waiting for them to be fixed. I haven't been doing any sightseeing for the last two weeks as I'm simply much too tired, but I have been out for end of term drinks or attending in school leaving-dos.

For end of term drinks we went to a Canadian bar in North Point called The Big Bite. They serve ice cold Estrella and soggy poutine. My Canadian friend loves this. I had never even heard of it until we started going to this bar. Poutine is chips and cheese curds covered with gravy. It originated in Quebec in the 1950's. They do a couple of versions here. Personally I like the version with added mushrooms best.

In The Big Bite.

In The Big Bite.

In The Big Bite.

In The Big Bite.

Onion ring anyone?

Onion ring anyone?

In The Big Bite.

In The Big Bite.

Poutine.

Poutine.

At school some members of staff are leaving including our school librarian who has worked there for twenty years. I'm not far behind her, I have been in my school for nineteen years. Also last minute our music teacher decided to leave and return to the USA. We will miss her very much.

Saying Goodbye.

Saying Goodbye.

Saying Goodbye.

Saying Goodbye.

Saying Goodbye.

Saying Goodbye.

We took some photos with the view, too as it's possible to see a long way from school.

Posing with the view.

Posing with the view.

Posing with the view.

Posing with the view.

Other than that life has been about swimming in our club swimming pool which now feels like swimming in a bath. I know some people love that but I prefer the water to be cold and going out for meals and drinks in the Bounty Bar.

Even the seals are too hot.

Even the seals are too hot.

The Bounty Bar.

The Bounty Bar.

Posted by irenevt 09:28 Archived in Hong Kong

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Thanks for your story, Irene! Have a great summer holiday!

by Vic_IV

Thank you, Victor. Two more days to work. I know it's not much but this term feels endless.

by irenevt

The day after the last day of school always felt like a huge weight had been lifted. Enjoy your summer!

Hope it cools off. We hit 109 F (42.7 C) today. However, we don't have humidity so it doesn't feel that bad. Also fortunately, our ac didn't break.

by Beausoleil

Hi Sally, almost there, one more day!!

by irenevt

Enjoy your break. Would you swop for 19 C Stay Safe.

by alectrevor

Hi Alec, before covid every summer I was desperate to get out of the heat and humidity of a Hong Kong summer. I relished being back in the cool in Scotland. Of course that novelty wears off when it pours down every day, but for a while I loved the rain, dark skies and gale force winds of home.

by irenevt

Have a great break!

That poutine looks something I would like to try!

by hennaonthetrek

Thanks, Henna. I'm enjoying relaxing at the moment. The rain is pouring down.

by irenevt

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