Imagine spending your birthday over 5000 miles away from your home — your friends and family, etc. and yet you have the best fucking time of your life. It was Ayo’s birthday on Monday and it was actually much more fun than I expected from just going out to eat and KTV. I mean, it seems we usually go to KTV anyway every Monday since we got here but I think last Monday was extra freaking special JUST because it was someone’s birthday.
We ate out at a new restaurant recommended by our friend who helps us in our Mandarin class — regretfully I’ve forgotten the name of the restaurant but I’m pretty sure we’ll be revisiting — and we ordered around 9 dishes, basically a lot of damn food and we ate like kings and queens for nights. Yum. It only came up to ¥37 each, which is roughly £3.70 or something like that. The food is cooked to perfection, I cannot even begin to describe how delicious it was – favourite dish was definitely was this crispy pork covered in this sticky brown sauce and the fried noodles with spring onions. Just writing about it is making me hungry for it now, aah.
There were about 6 six of us for the night, so we decided to go to KTV. Where I proceeded to sing my heart out and start serenading Ayo with the song ‘Angel’ by Shaggy – only the chorus, I didn’t know the actual verses – and belt it out AGAIN to Katy Perry’s ‘TGIF’. Gotta love that song. This time I actually sang without the influence of alcohol, I still wasn’t any better but I still had so much fun. As usual. Literally as soon as we stepped into our hotel room, it was over and I crashed out onto my bed within 5 minutes of me finishing my usual bedtime routine. Let’s just say it was a perfect night.
Another week of classes have just finished – a long week it felt, we had our first lesson of Communication, Culture and Society: The Chinese Way on Monday. Let me be frank, I don’t really like that class. I don’t know, it’s just probably the fact that the lesson is longer than the usually 2 hours or something and the content is just so… ugh. Not gonna look forward to Mondays much – I didn’t really like them much in the first place. Other than most of the lessons are okay-ish – counted how many times one of our teachers said ‘Yeah’ today in one paragraph which was 41 times… Yeah, I know.
I think I’ve mentioned before that the people here are actually adorable and so nice – two people in the CCS class have invited a group of us to play ping pong with them on Sunday which should be interesting seeing as I’m spectacularly shit… Good to have a little fun, though. We’ve only been here for nearly… 3 weeks now but it feels like I’ve been here for a freaking month already. Apparently we’ll be moving out of the hotel and into student dorms by the end of the month. Yay(!)