A cold sweat and a journey completed

I woke up in the middle of the night in a cold sweat. I have no idea what happened, whether I had a scary dream or if it was just physiological and my body was just reacting to something. But I was shivering and I was so so cold. I just wrapped myself completely after waking up, and just tried to go back to sleep. I probably should’ve dried myself and gotten changed into a dry set of PJs, but I was too cold and tired to think straight at the time!

I did go back to sleep relatively quickly, thankfully. But when the morning came around, I did not feel well rested at all. I was just so tired. And even after my usual cup of coffee in the morning, I was still just really tired, I couldn’t really shake it off all day. Sighhh.

So after my usual FX seminar, I went home and took a nap. I did feel a bit better, but still not all that great. Ugh, I really hope I’m not coming down with something – AGAIN. πŸ˜”

We finished the evening watching Game of Thrones: I am now all caught up! Omg I can’t believe I made the long journey. Now I want to read the books 😊 It’s not a genre that I would normally read, so I don’t know if I’d enjoy the books as much as the tv series, but maybe I’ll give book #1 a go and make up my mind after I finish it. Or not finish it, as the case may be πŸ˜† Unless I have an overwhelming urge to read something else before it, then I think it will be my next book.

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Reading while in this slump

The crap trading continues. It just feels like whatever I do, I just get it wrong. Sighhh… It’s so demoralising. I just wish this slump would end soon, so my work life can get back to normal πŸ˜”

So to distract myself, I read my book The Last Mrs Parrish. And went searching for a new book, coz I finished this one 😊 It actually wasn’t too bad. I didn’t find it as “cannot-put-it-down” as much as other books, but it was still pretty good.

I decided to go for a light-hearted read for my next one, so I’ve gone for The Perks of Being a Wallflower by Stephen Chbosky. Well, I’m assuming it’s a light-hearted read, since it’s young adult fiction, but it does apparently touch on rather heavy issues such as rape, drug use and sexuality exploration and discovery. So let’s see just how “light” this book actually is…! 😳

And we finished the evening with a few episodes of Game of Thrones. Season seven is short, so we’ll easily finish it this week. What should we move on to next… πŸ€”

A relaxing Sunday

We had a nice, relaxing Sunday. Firstly, we met up with friends for a belated Easter lunch. We started this tradition of going for an Easter lunch with them a few years ago, but they were overseas during Easter this year, so we postponed the lunch until today. It’s a nice tradition that we’ve started, and I hope we can continue it for a while yet. But like I’ve said before, who knows where we will be or where they will be next year, so I just take things as they come, and appreciate the time that we are all in Singapore together.

We then went to a Dyson exhibit at the Art Science Museum. Yes, the vacuum cleaner company. I thought it would be more about the evolution of their products over the years, but it was more about promoting their current products, and learning some science along the way. They had a few interactive displays to learn about science and engineering for kids, so that was quite cool, but it just wasn’t what I was expecting. The kids of our friends who we just had lunch with would probably have had a better time. Oh well. But it did get us thinking about buying the brand new Dyson product, especially with N being allergic to Kitty πŸ˜” so I guess their marketing efforts have paid off…! πŸ˜†

And then we rode share bikes to Suntec to watch Rampage at the movies there. We’re getting into the share bikes at the moment. Singapore is such a perfect place for it: it’s a small city, so it’s quite easy to get around on a bicycle. The pavements are smooth, the cost is cheap, and there are so many areas where you can pick up and drop off the share bikes that it just makes it so easy.

And we finished the evening with an episode of Game of Thrones. We finished season six. Now I only have one more season to go before I am all caught up. But then once I’m finished with season seven, I’ll be waiting with bated breath for season eight – for about a year! 😳

Comp #3 for 2018

It wasn’t the best start to the day of the comp. Firstly, I just wasn’t in comp mode, if that’s a thing πŸ˜† I just felt like I was doing something that I didn’t really want to do. Not that I ever feel like doing a comp πŸ˜‚ but today was just different. Also all our events were in the evening, which allowed us freedom to do whatever we wanted during the day. So that freedom didn’t help me focus on dancing either 😐 I ended up getting hooked on Game of Thrones (we’re nearing the end of season six) and I’m also now up to the crazy bit in one of my current books, The Last Mrs Parrish. So the last thing I wanted to do was abandon things when they were getting good!

Today’s comp was at the same venue as our previous comp, so at least we knew the venue relatively well this time, and we didn’t have to spend any time familiarising ourselves with the layout – where the change rooms, the bathrooms, recall numbers and the marshalling area are; how fast/slow the dance floor is etc etc – and just focus on our dancing.

Well as much as we could, that is. N’s cold is still bothering him, and people were saying he looked like he was going to faint in our Slow Fox πŸ˜” I asked him if he can last through all four events that we registered for, or whether we should pull out of one or two. Of course he wanted to tough it out 😳

Despite his illness, we actually danced ok, surprisingly. Not perfect, and a few dances fell apart at times, but overall, we were relatively happy with our dancing, given the limited practice we got in these past few weeks. Our teachers said that we improved from the last comp, which is great. One of the quotes that I like from the interweb is this: “no matter how slow you go, you are still lapping everybody on the couch”. That’s how I feel about our dancing! πŸ˜‚

So obviously a bit of a break from dancing has somehow helped us today. No dancing tomorrow, we’ll just extend our break that little bit longerπŸ˜†

Together

Just as I am getting better, N gets sick πŸ˜” He had a packed diary today, which included a client meeting, so he ended up going to work for that – and then in the end, he didn’t have to go to the client meeting anyway. Argh. He could’ve stayed home and got some rest today 😠 We’re not having much luck with our health leading up to this next comp! πŸ˜”

I was actually suffering a bit of the Monday morning blues today. I think I continued to feel the effect of the bad trading days on Thursday and Friday last week – despite the nice weekend in between! But luckily I turned that around a little today, which made me feel a little better.

And we watched another episode of Game of Thrones to end the evening. We’re almost at the end of season five! I’ve decided that I actually do want to catch up with the rest of the world, so that I can then move on to another series while we all wait for season eight to be produced 😊

At the moment I’m thinking of watching Stranger Things. The other series that is actually on my to-watch list is Downton Abbey, but I don’t think N would enjoy watching that one… And the other one I want to watch is Gilmore Girls… so perhaps we’ll stick to Stranger Things for now πŸ˜‚

A few things

I woke up feeling really tired, with a sore throat to boot. I did next to nothing today, I just slept pretty much all day, reading whenever I had the energy. Argh, I hate being sick. Such a waste of time πŸ˜‚ But my body is telling me to slow down, and I’m listening to it.

I did watch an episode of Game of Thrones and read a little, and I still wrote in here, so I did do a few things 😊

Finished

You know that trading meme that I was talking about yesterday? Well I wasn’t the dog today 🐢 I was feeling all high and mighty, holier than thou πŸ˜‚ I was so at one with the market, it was almost as if it was speaking to me. I felt incredible, as if I knew exactly what I was doing. Why can’t every day be like this?!

I finished Andre Agassi’s autobiography today. It was so good. I enjoyed it a lot more than I expected to, I’m a bit sad that I have now finished it. I got a glimpse of the life of one of the world’s tennis greats. It sorta makes me want to go back in time and watch his matches again, just so I can appreciate them in a whole new light. Because now I have a totally different appreciation of Agassi – and a few of the other tennis players of his generation! 😲 – as a person now.

And we finished season four of Game of Thrones. A very good episode to end the season πŸ‘ I’m slowly catching up to the rest of the world on this front, I don’t know if I like that or not! Coz soon I’ll be waiting with everyone else for the next season to come out; it won’t just be ready for me to watch any time I wish, like it currently is. Hmmm… But at the same time, it’s such a good show, I can’t wait to find out what happens next season!