I’ve been on the Silver Whisper for about a week now. I arrived in Bali, Indonesia. As the taxi drove up to the port and I saw the ship I felt electric. This would be my home for the next 9 months. It’s a very small ship but extremely nice. Viktorya and I walked up to the ship and we had to shield our eyes as we looked up. We saw the gangway but we were clueless as to what to do next. The head of HR greeted us and helped me with my broken luggage up the stairs and on the ship. I was relieved when I met my manager who I immediately felt a connection with. Stephy is great. The first night came as a bit of a shock. because of the size of the ship, it rocks a lot. I’ve met so many people I can barely remember any of their names, thank goodness for name tags.
Two days ago we are sailing in monsoon waves, an after effect of the typhoon that hit some other country. The ship was swaying like you wouldn’t believe! It was like a roller coaster ride, I thought it was great. The salon is on the very top deck in the very front of the ship, so we got it the worst. We had to tape all the drawers down and take down all the displays because nothing was stable and everything was falling over, it reminded me of the Wizard of Oz tornado scene. Doing hair cuts in monsoon waves is really interesting. I did two before I decided I’d better stop before I cut someone’s ear off. I only did blow outs for the rest of the day.
All day the crew was asking me how I was feeling, because most of them were puking their brains out due to seasickness. I was so proud to say I was a-okay! It was entertaining trying to keep my balance all day, I felt like I was in a fun house. I guess I’ve already got my sea legs. I’m a natural born sailor!
So far we’ve been to Malaysia, Philippines, and now we are in Hong Kong!! We had an overnight stay here and last night I had a great time out with some crew members. We went to Lan Kwai Fong which is a street full of bars and night life. So many other crew members bumped into us in the same bar we were at which was a surprise because we took a ferry to the other side! I danced all night long, now my feet are blistered and in pain but it was all worth it.