1. After an hour of stretches and assorted asanas, the cool scented towel and cup of minty rooibos tea are much appreciated.
2. A friend plies me with Chinese New Year goodies, fruit and tea when I visit her home. We spend the next 3 hours catching up with each other. Our conversation topics range from the state of the country to her daughter's after-school activities to her plans to switch careers.
3. I pry myself away from her home to spend the afternoon with a group of old friends. We gorge ourselves on dim sum and engage in much raucous laughter.