PhotoHunt theme : Flamboyant/ work place
A few weeks ago, I was in Shenzhen (China) with some friends. I contacted a Chinese friend to recommend a good spa. This billionaire friend was in Italy with his family so he sent his driver who brought us to a 5-star luxury spa. I was extremely worried when I had a glimpse of the prices for the various services.
I don't live a flamboyant lifestyle and my friends from Singapore probably would have no idea what a flamboyant lifestyle is like in China. It was an eye-opener.
This 25000-square metre spa occupies a eight-storey Neoclassical mansion which has incredible interior design. This exclusive spa caters to the super rich. We saw many Porsche, Mercedes Benz and Rolls Royce parked in front of the building. Many wealthy businessmen bring their clients and family here to de-stress.
Besides a huge outdoor swimming pool, there are jacuzzi and indoor pools for both men and ladies. There are many attendants to help you scrub backs and serve you hand and foot. I was not used to such attention.
a traditional Chinese pedicure and foot reflexology
We had full body massages which cost from RMB298 to RMB1988. One friend tried the traditional Chinese pedicure and foot reflexology.What shocked us was besides the package prices, we were compelled to give tips from RMB50 to RMB500 to the masseuses. The total bill came up to more than RMB5800+ for 5 massages!!
1USD = RMB6.14
my work space for two months before I left
I was told to move to this tiny table space (The Macintosh and desk-top computer were other colleagues'.) to work two months before I left. Assistant Director tried to pacify me by saying, "I am not ostracising you.". Yep..... so she and her gang didn't mean to hide behind the pillar with the Executive Director and his wife when tea break was delayed at one conference.
Glad to leave an office full of politics, hypocrites and bullies.