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Published: December 3rd 2012
A bee is never as busy as it seems; it's just that it can't buzz any slower." Hubbard
I'm sorry I'm so behind on this thing; you know how lazy I can be. It's December here already and I still have a tan - isn't life wonderful...
I think the main news since I last posted is that I have nearly completed a month of Shaun T's "Insanity", and my wallet was stolen - which is a huge pain, but it happens to everyone at some point, and this was just my point 😊
All through my journal this week are sentence after sentence about Insanity, which has obviously been taking up a lot of my time (about an hour everyday, 6 days a week). We have all been doing it together - and despite the aches and pains, it is quite enjoyable (and a little bit insane - hence the name). It's just an extreme form of aerobics I suppose - with an awful lot of jumping. You should youtube it...
Friday night we went to a bowling alley in Da Dong Hai. It is in a hotel and there are just 6 lanes, which makes it very cute. Belle wanted bumpers, but no one would let her! and she continued
on to give an apt example of why she wanted them so much... though I can't really talk, I'm not much of a bowler myself.
After bowling we went to a little dumpling place to eat some peanut jiao zi, and then carried onto the beach bar... Later on we went to MJ and Soho - Sanya's night clubs - I was so freaking hot because I had decided to wear trousers... don't wear trousers on a tropical island ever, even if it is November. We danced the night away (don't worry peeps, I did some of my dance moves - even Sanya can't escape this fate!). And we even had the insanity crew up on the stage doing our workout moves!
May not have gone to bed until about 5/6am. (Grandma, this is not true, I was in bed and asleep by 11pm, I just want to sound cool by saying that I stayed up all night).
Saturday therefore was a bit of a waste of a day, seeing as I didn't wake up until about midday and then went to the beach. In the evening we watched OZ defeat the aubergine clad English men in
Wu Zhi Zhou Island
I <3 Chinese Signs
a sports bar where I had the best western food since I got here... there is something to be said in the fact I'm never cooking in oil again, and it will probably be months before I can eat a Chinese takeaway again...
Also, I learnt how to flip beer mats. Irrelevant granted, but I wasn't sure where I could mention this new skill.
On Sunday, we did the first touristy thing since I got here; we went to Wu Zhi Zhou Island. We had to get up early and then take a taxi and then a boat - You all know what becomes me when I am overtired, and the boat was super super bouncy (and hot, and there was no window to look out of). Luckily, I wasn't ill, but I do believe that Teddy has some very attractive pictures of me looking queasy. The island itself was beautiful, and despite the very touristy everything, I had a great day. There was a lovely swimming pool, and some cute Chinese look out points and we just wondered around the island for a while. We had all spent our money on the boat ticket to get there,
(which at about £16 doesn't sound a lot, but you can eat for practically a whole week on that here) we couldn't afford to eat anything, except some very spicy corn on the cob, which left my lips burning.
We left the island at about 3pm to go and eat some affordable noodles on the mainland. And I am happy to report that the boat journey back went a lot smoother.
PS: I got sunburnt - sunburnt in November... BOOM.
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