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There's no place like home

It looks like the family is planning another trip abroad. Actually, it's one of several different trips being considered, but this one seems more likely to actually go off. Apparently, there are currently some good deals for vacation packages to China in May and it's headcount time. Connie is out since that will only have been around a month after the new baby's arrival but it looks like Shelley can get the time off and will be taking my mom, grandmother, and uncle at the minimum. I don't recall all the details but it was something like a 2k per person inclusive package with airfare, hotel for 10 nights, breakfast each day and assorted tours and whatnot. That certainly sounds like a good deal considering the fact that airfare alone must eat up a third of the price and hotels in major cities can't be cheap. If the last trip is any indication, they'll end up in some american hotel chain rather than something local.

The only reason I'm even mentioning the trip is that my mom wants me to go along and I have zero desire to do so. I've ducked out on at least 2 east-asian trips in the past few years and nothing has changed which would make me want to visit China. I'm not even all that fond of Chinese people as a whole. Then again, I'm not fond of most people as a whole so that's probably a wash. What I do know is that even with the whole medical issue, pain, and inconvenience aside, there's absolutely nothing I want to see in China. I might try to force myself to go if it were a trip to Japan since I have at least some cultural interest there, but nothing about China appeals to me.

Really, with the way things are, I would just as soon not go anywhere. I just received a wedding invitation from Melissa and Richard, and it looks like they'll be having it at Disney World in June as planned. There's no way I can skip out on something like that so I'm pretty much signed up to at least one out of state trip this year. Considering that weddings aren't my thing and I'm only likely to know a couple of people other than the bride and groom, I'm a bit hesitant about the whole thing. Hell, I'd be a little antsy about it if I were completely healthy and normal. Add in all of my issues and something like this is always a bit daunting. It'll probably take a fair amount of effort just not to come off as a complete degenerate freakazoid. Feh.

It's not easy being a shut-in.


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Mar. 8th, 2011 12:45 pm (UTC)
Why don't you suggest your family go to Japan next time?
Mar. 8th, 2011 06:16 pm (UTC)
I doubt they'd have much interest in it. The reason they want to go to China/Taiwan is because they've lived there and know people there after all. My mom talks ecstatically about chinese/taiwanese street food, the stands that serve noodles and other things she had as a kid there. For me, it seems like it's kinda far to go for a bowl of noodles or whatever else is there.
Mar. 8th, 2011 08:03 pm (UTC)
I guess it is different if they are going to see friends.
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