A few disappointments

We went and visited what used to be our favourite yum cha restaurant in HK, but after today’s experience, it has now been downgraded. Very sad. The standard of their food has taken a turn for the worse, unfortunately. I guess our second choice has now been bumped up to first: Maxim’s Palace at City Hall. Now let’s see if someone else can bump her off… ๐Ÿ˜†

We gave Little Miss her meds today, and she was very angry about being disturbed from her slumber. She ended up scratching N pretty badly ๐Ÿ˜’ She might be in a bit of pain, which is why she got so angry at us. But the irony is that once she gets her meds, she’ll actually feel better! Sighhh… Hopefully her meds will kick in soon enough.

And then we finished the evening with another episode of Lucifer. We’re getting close to their latest episode, so we’re going to have to find a new show soon… A friend recommended Animal Kingdom, which I thought sounded like a doco ๐Ÿ˜† Any thoughts on this show??

Rejig her hours

I have come to realise that Kitty’s schedule is totally out of sync with mine these days ๐Ÿ˜” Shes mega awake during the day, while I’m trying to work, and then goes to sleep sometime in the early evening – right when I have time to spend with her. And then she wakes up again sometime in the middle of the night. If she could just rejig her hours by just a few measly hours, it would be sooo much better for me! Sighhh…

Although having said that, I did have a very productive day, despite being interrupted numerous times throughout the day by her highness ๐Ÿˆ

And then in the evening, I watched some more of Ode to Joy 2, my current Chinese drama. I’ve decided to study one of the episodes, as, for some reason, that particular episode has both Chinese and English subtitles together, making it much easier for me to study the dialogue. It’s about a 40min episode, and if it takes me about half an hour (at least!) to study a five-minute scene, it’s going to take me at least four hours to study the whole episode ๐Ÿ˜ฑ But it’s all good practice, from listening to new vocab to new sentence structures. It’s long, yes, but I think it’ll totally be worth it ๐Ÿค“

Sore and clumsy

My leg muscles are sore as! I ran to the bar yesterday – in fact, I sprinted. But I hadn’t stretched or warmed up, I just ran like my life depended on it, because I didn’t want to miss any part of the grand final ๐Ÿคฃ I’m not a long-distance runner, so I couldn’t run the whole way there. I’m more of a sprinter, so I sprinted about 200 metres, the maximum distance I can really do without dying, and then half walked, half ran the rest of the way there.

Anyway, today I’m really feeling it. My calf muscles are sore as! And even my shins hurt! ๐Ÿ˜ฑ It probably didn’t help that I didn’t run in sneakers, so I wasn’t getting the proper support ๐Ÿ˜

Despite the soreness, ironically it sorta makes me want to start doing some sprints again! I haven’t sprinted since high school, but doing a few now and then wouldn’t be a bad idea… ๐Ÿ˜œ

We went to the Wan Chai Computer Centre today and bought some new phone cases. N got a new case for his new work phone, and I ended up getting a new cover and case too as mine were looking a bit worse for wear. I’m not the most careful when it comes to looking after my phone, unfortunately. I’ve dropped it a bajillion times ๐Ÿ˜” I’d buy one of those hard cases that looks like it’d survive being run over by a truck – if the case itself was pink and glittery and had a cute picture of Hello Kitty on the back of it ๐Ÿคฃ They’re a bit too rough and blokey for my liking, so I go for something in between, just something to protect my phone from my clumsiness. But after a while, that “in between” level of protection gets worn down and I have to replace it, which is where I was today ๐Ÿ˜† So now it looks like I have a brand new phone. If only I can keep it this way!

And then we finished off the evening with a really good episode of Lucifer. It was so good, actually, that it would’ve been worthy of a season finale. But we actually have two episodes left in season three. I’m surprised they didn’t end the season with this episode! ๐Ÿคจ

No issues today

I managed to make it to an 8am trading webinar today. One, I made it on time, and two, I actually got the time right! I’ve been missing a few webinars lately because it seemed like I couldn’t figure out the local time of when the seminar would start ๐Ÿ™„ But luckily, no issues today ๐Ÿ˜… They gave me a few ideas to backtest, so that should keep me busy for a while.

We gave Kitty her painkillers last night, and that seemed to have helped her, I think. She ate a lot of food today, which is also another good sign. Let’s see if she can keep it down, though. Poor little miss. She’s thrown up three times this week. No wonder I’ve been a bit stressed lately ๐Ÿ˜”

And then in the evening, I just watched a few more episodes of Ode to Joy 2, my current Chinese drama, while N was out for birthday drinks. A quiet evening in for me, though ๐Ÿ˜Š

All work and no play would make me a dull lady ๐Ÿ˜œ

I had a very productive day today. I couldn’t have asked for a more productive day. I ticked off everything on my to-do list, now how often does that ever happen?! I was so proud of my effort. But I did tell myself to learn from the shambles of a week that I had last week, when I didn’t use my Bullet Journal to organise myself until Friday. So the first thing I did today was organise my week. And man, did that make a total difference for me! ๐Ÿ˜ฒ Totally happy with my day ๐Ÿ‘

I even managed to slot in an episode of Ode to Joy 2, my current Chinese drama. And then we rounded off the day with another episode of Lucifer. So today wasn’t just all about work ๐Ÿ˜Š

Getting things back in order

I finally got my a$$ into gear and updated my Bullet Journal today, after realising yesterday just how much I rely on that damn journal of mine. But now I feel so much more organised! Surprise surprise ๐Ÿ˜‚

So following on from that, and the fact that it was a relatively quiet day on the trading front, I caught up on a ton of errands that I didn’t get around to doing simply because, yep, you guessed it, I had barely touched my Bullet Journal all week. It’s amazing how easily my life turns into a shambles without my Bullet Journal! ๐Ÿ˜ฒ

And then we ended the evening with an episode of Lucifer. It feels like we haven’t watched an episodes in aaages, but in reality, it was probably only last week that we last watched an episode. It’s just that N has been in SG for most of this week, so I’ve been watching my Chinese drama, Ode to Joy 2, instead ๐Ÿ˜Š

Speaking of SG, this Youtube clip came up in my recommendations. Finally, someone who has said something that actually makes sense regarding these HK protests ๐Ÿ‘

Product placement in Asian dramas

I created a photo book on Snapfish today with pictures of my friend’s cat who passed away recently. I thought it’d be nice to have around to remember him by. I’m getting the book sent directly to her address, so I won’t get the chance to see what it looks like. I hope the finished product looks decent – and that she likes it! ๐Ÿคž

Snapfish makes it really easy to put together a photo book

I watched a few more episodes of Ode to Joy 2, my new Chinese drama. I thought advertising in western shows was bad. Asian dramas take it to a whole new level! Not only do they have the products strategically placed throughout the show, but they also bring the products into the dialogue. It’s insane! Here is a screenshot of one of the scenes in the episode that I watched today. The line she says before the one written on screen in the photo was, “You care the most about your looks, don’t you?” and then hands her this huge SKII box ๐Ÿ˜‚

Product placement in Asian shows couldn’t be any more blatant ๐Ÿ˜‚

And in season one, virtually every technological device in shot was an Apple. A laptop, a mobile phone, a tablet, whatever. It was almost always an Apple. Based on their advertising spend in the first season, they clearly wanted to make a bigger footprint in the Chinese market! ๐Ÿ˜‚