I woke up to this “click click click click” sound, a bit of a pause, and then “click click click click” again, and it kept going. I thought it was a cleaner downstairs, pushing a rather loud trolley. But the sound never faded, so then I thought it might be coming from inside the house, perhaps the washing machine or dryer. So I went to check: it was the dryer. N had apparently timed it to start drying something at 6:45am! So then of course I quickly reason that this “click click click click” isn’t going to stop anytime soon, so then I started wondering how I’m going to get back to sleep…
I tried anyway, but of course Kitty is now up too, and then she starts her usual scratching, hoping this will get her some attention that will eventually lead to food. Argh! What a lovely way to start the morning!
So I did eventually drift back off to sleep, but then got up late, and didn’t have time to have breakfast before Chinese class. So I went to one of my cafes to pick up a takeaway coffee to bring to class. As I was waiting for my coffee, one of the staff members was inputting into their laptop the feedback on all their received feedback forms. In my half catatonic state, I became all outgoing all of a sudden and struck up a conversation with her about the feedback forms, asking what sort of feedback they receive and what actions they take with the feedback etc etc Now for an introvert, this is ultra weird for me! I was actually proud of myself for striking up this conversation! 😊 I blame it on my lack of sleep. Maybe I need to sleep less once in a while to bring out the extravert behaviours 😂
We had our first Chinese class in what feels like aaages, perhaps close to a month. I always wonder just how much I remember after not having studied for that long. I do a little bit, but it’s more day to day stuff and nowhere near as challenging as what we do in class. I really need to build some serious study in to my daily routine. I just need to create some rule to take out the decision making process, much like how I’ve somehow managed to create my relatively new habit of going to the gym on non-dancing days during the week. I still fight with myself about the gym on an almost daily basis, but somehow I still manage to go. I need to set up my studying in the same way. I have to think about how to do this…
I went and got my hair cut after lunch, and on my way home, I came across this rather aggressive tissue seller. He was pretty much shoving his tissues into my bag! 😲 He kept saying “ni mai, ni mai”, and all that my brain would process is 二枚 – two sheets (of paper) in Japanese. So I kept asking myself, why is this guy saying two sheets?? Maybe he means two packets of tissues?
I relayed the story to N and asked him what he reckons the guy was saying.
N: “ni mai”? As in 你买, you buy?
Omgggg my weirdo brain processes it in Japanese, never mind that we’re not in Japan AND that I replied back to him IN CHINESE saying that I didn’t want it wthhh 🤪🤪
And tonight we went to practise Latin for a little while, and then watched an episode of Masterchef Australia when we got home.
So despite my crappy night’s sleep, I still managed to have a good day 😊