The office went out for a beach BBQ after work last Wednesday. It was amazing. Most of the time I forget I live a ten-minute walk away from a stunning stretch of pristine beach in one of the most beautiful bays in the region. It’s still such a joy to let the waves crash around your feet. There were nothing else but us and the stars and the fire we lit. The BBQ was great fun but also a great challenge because the beach was so dark despite the fire. We had limited cooking equipment so at some point several makeshift grills were set up with nothing but tree branches over hot coal. It was practically impossible to tell whether the meat was cooked most of the time lmao (we had to use the phones’ light to check…). Still, the food was great: juicy grilled ribs, shrimps, squid, and seafood hotpot. I nearly burned my face off trying to smoke the shrimps over the fire.
Nights like that, I remember why I chose to come here and go on this adventure in the first place. This week ended with some surprising news at work. 80% apprehensive, but also 20% excited. Every time a great challenge comes, there’s always that worry of not being good enough just yet, but I’ve also figured that most of the time, you just have to jump headfirst into the fire.