Slowly Assimilating

As time goes by, I feel more at home in my new country. I have loved the experience of living in a different culture so far from home and trying to slowly assimilate. It wasn’t easy at first but so many nice people have helped me cope with strange and new customs. They have gone out of their way. I owe them all a debt of gratitude and wish I could repay them each and every one. I am planning a dinner gathering for which I will make many of the specialty dishes of my home country. For most, this will be their first experience with the cuisine. I will make it extra grand and have many choices for people to make according to their taste.

Meanwhile, I am trying to fit in as best I can and not stand out. The way you dress, your hairstyle, your manner of speech, and your accessories make a difference in your public image. I figure why not be in style as much as possible to look like everyone else. It is not that I want to be a copycat and not remain a free thinker. It is just that some things get noticed if they are odd. The first thing that comes to my mind is a new watch. I notice people’s timepieces immediately. I say all this because I have selected a very cool g-shock watch that is like no other. It will be fun to wear and look at while it will make me feel more at home in my host country. Wait till you hear about it.

I love the fashionable and sporty look of the Baby-G collection. This is my preference. It is a digital watch with a clear resin jelly strap and it has full functionality. It looks casual but high-style at the same time. It is almost transparent. It will be a one of a kind for me. I have never had this kind of accessory before—just a mundane ladies watch with no particular stand-out designer features. Pretty boring. The g-shock watch product description gives all the details. It has a round resin case, a silver digital dial, quartz movement, water resistance to 200 meters (not that I am going swimming in it or diving), EL backlighting, world time 29 time zones and 30 cities (so I know what time it is at home), five daily alarms, one snooze alarm, and last but not least a stopwatch and countdown timer. Nothing has been left out of this beauty.

At my dinner party, I proudly wore the watch on my wrist and as I was wearing a sleeveless dress, it was highly visible. I received numerous gasps of appreciation and words like “you are so cool” said in fun. Little did I know that g-shock watches are all the rage, but I had the foresight to get that clear resin construction. The dinner was a huge success and of course, not because of the watch. The food was just fantastic.