** I had a pretty shitty day today, and I basically used this post as my venting mechanism. So if you had a shitty day too and don’t want to add to your woes, then I suggest you just skip this post and read something happier 😂 But if you’re a masochist and want to add more 💩 to your day – and/or are a sadist and want to revel in another person’s crappy day, then please read on 😂


Firstly, let me just say that my day actually started off really well. I got an uninterrupted night’s sleep, which has been quite rare for me lately. They were cleaning out our building’s water tanks this morning, so I decided to spend the morning in Tsim Sha Tsui, which we never get to go to these days because of all the protests on the weekends these days 😒

And that was the end of the happy period of my day. I decided to go into K11, one of the malls in TST, and when I went to go use the bathroom, I quickly found out that almost every floor in the 6-8 storey mall had their bathroom facilities closed. W-T-H. So I basically had to go all the way to the top of the building just to go.

K11 actually wasn’t the mall that I was planning on going to, but I like that mall and so decided to wander around anyway. Such a shame that their toilet situation was so bad, which left me with a rather negative experience today. Hopefully they’ll have fixed it by the weekend when customer numbers pick up.

I was so annoyed by this stage that my interest in wandering around just dissipated, so I decided to just head home.

And then my trading session was shite – again. Yesterday was pretty crap too. But what made it worse today compared to yesterday was my mum calling me in the middle of all the shiteness. Normally I’m ok with the interruption, but today, they had a guest over – and it felt like she wanted me to become BFFs with this random person 🙄 And since they’re in Sydney, fat chance that I’ll ever meet this person again anyway. But nonetheless, we made friendly chit chat, and at the end of the five minutes, she said, “Well it was nice to meet you”, and we waved goodbye to one another. You would think my mum would take that as a cue to bring the camera back to her, but nooo, she insisted that we continue talking. So we did. And then we waved a second time to each other. And still my mum didn’t get the hint. WTH. So I had to take it in my own hands and end the video call myself, saying I was in the middle of working and that I had to go (which was true, though, I wasn’t lying). Argh! Seriously 😤

And then I didn’t make it to the gym tonight either, blahhh… I could’ve done with a workout today! It probably would’ve done me some good 😔


Easing into the week

N flew back from SG today, all safe and sound 😅

We started talking about men’s mental health, and how there is minimal resources out in the world to help men with mental health issues 😔 I think mental health is not dealt with very well at all, and for men, even less so. And from what I hear, it’s virtually not even acknowledged here in Asia, which is terribly sad. It must be incredibly difficult for people to find good mental health resources here 😔

I continued to work through my TEFL course and my trading, and that’s about it to my day, really. Not a bad way to start the last week of September 😊

Omg it’s the last week of September, and then we’ll be in the last quarter of 2019. Where in the world did this year go 😲

An improvement on yesterday

I had one of those mega-productive days that I wish every day could be like 😆 I finished a module in my TEFL course, as well as another lesson plan; I had an unusually good trading session; and I made it to the gym! Oh, and then to relax, I watched a few episodes of Ode to Joy, my current Chinese drama. Pretty good, even if I do say so myself! 😊

And Little Miss also seems like she’s back to her usual self. She’s not losing her balance today, and she’s come up to me numerous times to get some attention. And she’s eating quite well too. I feel as if I was just crying wolf at the vet yesterday! 🙄 I guess she is getting older, and she does have kidney problems, so I guess these things will show up every now and then. I should just be thankful that they don’t happen very often and that she is still somewhat pretty good for someone her age 🙏

Blahness everywhere

The water supply to the toilets in our apartment building were switched off for the whole day, I assume because they were undergoing some sort of service. Blahhh… So that meant that my original plans for the day were totally thrown out the window and I had to spend the day outside 😒

I went and had brunch first, before going shopping for a little bit to buy some make-up. Another blah thing 🙄 I think I just don’t like it when people fuss over me, which is all that they do at these make-up counters, putting various things on your face and buttering you up so you buy more of their products. But now that I’m well stocked with my bare essentials, hopefully I won’t have to return for at least another year 🤞😂

I then made my way to the library and continued working my way through my TEFL course there.

And before I knew it, I could go home! 😄

I was planning on going to the gym before a 7pm trading seminar that I wanted to join, but Kitty had other ideas. She kept wanting attention until it was just too late to make it to the gym if I wanted to join the webinar on time. So I decided I’ll just head over to the gym after the webinar, and just wait it out at home until it started – only to find out that, once again, I got the time wrong 🙄 It started at 8pm! Blahhh… So now I definitely couldn’t make it to the gym tonight 😔 But at least I got to join the webinar this time, albeit joining a tad too early. Unlike the last webinar that I wanted to join, which I completely missed because I got the time completely and utterly wrong.

But despite having to change my original plan for the day, it still all worked out in the end 😅

Pretty shite

I had a pretty shite trading session, which didn’t put me in a good mood for the rest of the day 😠 I was in no mood to go to the gym, so we just ended up watching the last few episodes of season one of Titans. The ending wasn’t too bad, but N didn’t seem all that impressed. They had a preview for next season: Superman was in it! How exciting, a new character! 😄

We also started talking about where we can go for Christmas / New Year this year. I was thinking of going somewhere in Asia, but I’m still not sure… I feel like I should go back to Sydney and spend the festive season with our parents… But at the same time, I don’t want to leave Kitty on her own in HK either…. Maybe they can fly over instead, that could be a compromise 😊 But right now, since I’m still in a shitty mood, I just don’t want to do anything 😔

A possible new drama to watch

I did quite a fair bit of work on my goals, around trading 📈 Chinese 🈵 and the gym 🏋️‍♀️ so I was quite happy with my effort today 😊

I also finished Love O2O, my current Chinese drama 😅 It felt like aaages, but I’m glad I finally finished it. It’s a feel-good drama, nothing too heavy or serious, so it’s not a bad one to watch if you just want something really easy to watch. But it’s not the type of drama that I personally like, so I started doing some research to find one that is more in line with what I do like. And I found this one: Sweet Dreams. It doesn’t have too high a score on My Drama List, but I like that it has a bit of a fantasy element, so I’ll give it a go anyway. And if it doesn’t entice me, then I might have to revert back to a Korean drama while I continue my search for a Chinese drama that is more to my liking! 😉

Felt like déjà vu

I felt like I had just as productive a day today as I did yesterday, only today I spent more time on Chinese than trading. I think it was the other way around yesterday, but regardless, it was productive 😊 It felt a bit like déjà vu, in a way.

By the time I finished working, I couldn’t be bothered making my way down to the supermarket, so I just had whatever was in the pantry: so I had spam for dinner tonight! Eating into our emergency food stash 😂 Not the healthiest of meals, so I shall make an effort to go to the gym tomorrow 💪

And I finished off the evening with an episode of Love O2O, my current Chinese drama. I’m getting closer and closer to the ending, so I really have to start looking for my next drama! Even if it is a Korean drama 😆 I’d prefer to find a Chinese drama so I can continue working on my poor listening skills, but the Korean dramas are just too good to pass up sometimes…! (Most of the time?? 😇)