Grunting and looking for recommendations

I slept until noon today, excluding the time when the FedEx guy buzzed in this morning πŸ˜’ I must’ve looked so out of it when I opened the door, I felt pretty shite when he buzzed in, pretty much just grunting at him the entire time πŸ˜‚

But somehow I managed to still do some work in the afternoon, but then I had to take a bit of a nap in the early evening to get some more rest.

I then got up and finished off Goblin, my current Korean drama. This drama actually picked up in the second half of the series, as a lot of them seem to, so overall, I enjoyed this series too. It has nice music and impressive cinematography, and quite artistic at times as well. I think this series has the potential to be watched a second time, and you’d still get something out of it the second time around. I don’t say that with many (any?) dramas, so I think this one is a bit more multi-layered compared to other dramas.

I went looking for a Chinese drama to watch, to work on my poor listening skills. But I can’t find any that I like! I resumed watching Love O2O, which is okayyy… But it still doesn’t have the same pull as the Korean dramas πŸ˜” But I’m persevering with it anyway, just so I can work on my listening skills a bit, and continue looking for a series that is more up my alley – that is not a Korean drama! πŸ˜‚ The Story of Yanxi Palace and Eternal Love have both been recommended to me, but the former is a period drama and the latter is a full-on fantasy, neither of which appeal to me. I prefer dramas set in the modern day, with a bit of fantasy thrown in – much like Goblin! πŸ˜† So I’m open to other recommendations, if anyone has any!

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I was barely even trying

In complete contrast to yesterday, I had the most productive day today! I was focussing on stuff in and for the house, so I got a ton of chores done, including setting up my Bullet Journal for August πŸ‘ And then outside of the house: we brought some big items down to the laundromat; and we also picked up and dropped off some dry cleaning. And then we also went to two different supermarkets, as each supermarket stocks different items. A bit of a hassle, I know, but that’s just the way it is here, I guess because space is such a prized commodity, and each supermarket can only stock a limited number of items on their shelves πŸ€·β€β™€οΈ

We also got to the gym, and afterwards watched The Secret Life of Pets, the original one, as we hadn’t seen it yet. I’ve been wanting to watch it so I can then watch #2 😊

And I also managed to squeeze in a few more episodes of Goblin, my current Korean drama. I’m now up to the final episode! I just want to finish it so I can move on to the next one. I have so many on my list of dramas to watch, I can’t keep up! They make so many! πŸ˜†

I can’t believe we managed to squeeze all of the above into one day, I’m quite proud of our effort – and even more so, since I was barely even trying! 😲

A lame cop-out

I went to bed quite late last night, and was woken up a few times by Little Miss, which has been the norm for her now for goodness knows how long 😩 So the lack of sleep, which was also disrupted, didn’t leave me very alert today πŸ˜” I wonder if there’s a way to stop her from waking up in the middle of the night. I might try spraying this “calming spray” that we bought at the vet, for when your cat is about to do something stressful – like go to the vet! πŸ˜† It’s supposed to help them relax a bit. I don’t know how effective it is with her, but I use it anyway, just in case it actually does help her to relax. I tend to use it more for when we’ve just moved into a new home, which is obviously very stressful for everyone. But it may help her for more day to day relaxation as well.

We were supposed to go to the gym again tonight, but I was tired and also rather comfortable on the couch watching Goblin, my current Korean drama, so N just went without me. Not good! Especially after yesterday’s session that felt really good. A pretty lame cop-out, in all honesty πŸ˜”

Mediocrity

I watched the second episode of Goblin, my new Korean drama. It was actually quite mediocre compared to the first episode, I was rather disappointed! It got a very high rating on mydramalist.com, and the first episode lived up to this rating, so I’m quite surprised that it’s already starting to lose its appeal. I hope it picks up soon, otherwise I may just have to abandon this drama and move on to the next one πŸ˜” But I do want to give this one a chance, as some dramas that I’ve watched in the past have started off slow, but then got really good as the drama continued, so I shouldn’t be so hasty! πŸ˜†

And then we watched the Detective Pikachu movie tonight. The PokΓ©mon were sooo cuuute! But apart from them, I didn’t think much of the rest of the movie, unfortunately. Ryan Reynolds was his usual funny self, so that helped, but yeah, not much else going for this movie πŸ˜”

And coupled with some pretty ordinary trading today, basically my Friday was filled with mediocrity ☹️

Crazy HK weather

Typhoon season in HK apparently coincides with summer, which is a real shame, because I miss out on beautiful summer days. The weather warnings here, as you can appreciate, are very detailed, given the relative frequency of typhoons in this city. For rainstorms, they have three levels – from lightest to heaviest: amber, red and black. We have already seen a few amber warnings, and the rain during these times is quite heavy. You’ll be soaked without an umbrella, and it would be quite nice to be wearing gum boots. I’m nervous to see what the rain that accompanies red and black warnings looks like… Let alone typhoon warnings…! Typhoons apparently happen a handful of times each year, and some are non-events. But the actual “eventful” ones are the ones I really don’t want to experience! I’ll definitely be letting you know how they are when one does eventuate… 😟

So for people thinking of coming by HK for a holiday, I would definitely recommend going during the cooler months, say November to March. The rest of the time it’s just hot and muggy, and then you also have typhoon season to contend with, when your holiday is more likely than not to be washed out πŸ˜”

I started my new Korean drama today: Goblin. It’s looking promising already! The good ones get you hooked right from the first episode, I tell you πŸ˜† It has a supernatural theme, but not in the usual scary, horror way. I prefer this less-scary way 😊 Actually, I haven’t watched one with a supernatural theme in a while, so I’m probably due to watch something in this genre. It’s a short series with only 16 episodes, so I should be done before I even know it. And if the crappy weather continues and staying home is the more appealing option than having to brave the weather outside, I’ll get through the series even faster πŸ˜†