Monday the 3rd of February 2014
I’ve decided to start this post with some grammar because this is my fifth day off work (Chinese New Year) and I’m getting withdrawal symptoms. I should also point out that I don’t get paid for holidays so I would definitely prefer to be working right now.
A person, place or thing… Tiffany, Taipei, chair
An action or state… run, eat, be, believe
Describes a noun… lazy, funny
Describes a verb, adjective or other adverb… softly, often
A word that takes the place of a noun… it, she, he, who, ours
A word that comes before a noun or pronoun and expresses a relation to another word or element in the clause… on, after, for
Despite my surprisingly long and unpaid holiday I have managed to get a lot done… I’ve watched every episode of Adventure Time, cycled all over the place, spent a lot of money on groceries and learned how to cook more tasty dishes. I also managed to clean my room today; I pulled out and swept behind the fridge and my desk, I then swept the rest of my floor. I went around the edges of my room (where the wall meets the floor) with some Raid Max citrus insect poison spray. My room smells like fresh orange juice now and I shouldn’t see any more insects for a while… hopefully. I sprayed the window frames too as I realised that if the wind is able to blow my curtains, it’s definitely possible for insects to get in. I have a mosquito screen but anything that crawls or lives in the walls won’t be phased by that. Living in a tropical climate is hard when you’ve been spoiled by living in the UK (in terms of dealing with insects).
I’m meeting up with an old friend from Oxford tomorrow, I’m so excited. We haven’t seen each other since my first year at university. We’re going to this awesome restaurant in Changhua City or 彰化市 (Zhānghuà Shì). It’s called Tea-Work 人水私房, the other teachers actually introduced me to it. I think it’ll take me about half an hour to cycle there which is no time at all from here.