Oh my God just let the Frozen soundtrack die already. Ffs it is a film for children.
All the little girls in my class are obsessed. Yesterday at lunch they made a Frozen Club in which they “have to sing the songs and be the people from the movie”. Ok. We had some free time after math class and they begged me to play them Let It Go on Youtube. I’m incredibly indulgent, so I put on the karaoke version since hey it’s reading practice, and after that they wanted to watch the “one with Elsa!” Which resulted in five little girls, with personalities all along the princess to tomboy spectrum, stood in front of the screen completely rapt, belting out the song at top volume, mimicking Elsa’s every spin and wave of her arms—this movie has them in its grip! I’ve been living in a bubble and still haven’t watched the film, and my initial reaction to hearing the song was meh, boring power ballad, buuuut I haven’t been able to get that friggin “Let It Go” chorus out of my head for the past 24 hours.
I spoke too soon about the sunshine. Today was grey with low lying clouds, and so humid I had to wipe the condensation off my face after the drive to work.
Somehow in the course of today I’ve stumbled across strong reminders of almost every city I’ve lived in and left, and I let myself wallow a little in missing them all in turn. Nostalgia preys on me easily on grey Wednesdays when I have other work to be doing.
I’M HEARTBROKEN because I didn’t know it was Pancake Tuesday and I already ate a huge dinner. I would just have pancakes tomorrow, but it really isn’t the same, so now I’ve missed my chance to eat pancakes for dinner until next year.
Related to this is how I was the worst daughter ever and forgot it was my mother’s birthday last week when I called her, and I’m pretty sure it’s the first time I’ve done that. I felt like a huge bag of poo, but I’m going to let Vietnam take the blame for both of these awful events. Both of these events are supposed to happen in winter, and there is simply no winter here right now. My entire seasonal clock has had the batteries removed.
I guess the consolation prize is the incredible temperate weather we’ve been getting for the past few weeks. We’ve a great run of breezy, gloriously sunshine filled days. The blazing heat is crouched ready to pounce on us anytime I know, so I had better enjoy this while it lasts.
Vietnam is such a manland most of the time that I often wonder, where are all the ladies? They sure aren’t sat around in the cafes or the street stalls or the beach, leering at passerby, nope. But since taking up this new aerobics class I’ve discovered one place where the female element is gathered: getting down to some high speed dance tracks in a room packed full of sweaty ladies, half of whom have decided that a swimsuit is appropriate workout wear. In a country where most people go swimming in their clothes, I can not get over how much flesh is on display at that place. Part of me is thinking put on a damn shirt, while another part thinks, whoo, good for them. Today for part of the class we all had to grab a metal rod and swirl our bums around with the pole propped in front of us like sexy chorus girls. I wonder if all the men sitting around waiting for something to leer at know what the women folk are up to meanwhile? Because if they are looking for something to see, I sure know where they can find it!
No I’m not smiling at you I’m smiling at your dog don’t look at me
Me walking by the construction workers that are camped out down the street these days. Cutest puppy ever.
- I made my own yogurt for the first time. No more being tied to driving over to the only shop in town that sells the good non-sugared plain yogurt.
- I went to my first workout class in Vietnam. Basically a combination of zumba, step, and a bit of traditional Vietnamese pelvic thrusting thrown into the mix. The other women in the class were wearing the most scandalous workout gear I have ever seen! It was fun though, and I signed up for the month.
That’s it. I only have two for the moment, but they say you should focus on the positives, right?