Now I Know, So I Blog

I have not been blogging for the past 6 months or so. I certainly hope to do it as regularly as I intended to be. As I time goes by, I may also change my blog theme from “Now I know, So I Blog” to somewhat similar. Perhaps, a variant or add-on of the former.

Today, I just wanted to share what has happened over the weekend. In particularly the amount I spent and saved. As usual, the Top-10 happenings.

  1. Visited the dentist, after 25 years of healthy gum and teeth. Serviced for 2 fillings on my decayed teeth, and scaling and cleaning. Amount spent US$160.00.
  2. On the urge of leaving this place that I live, I have purchased a single-way flight ticket to Vietnam. Traveling to Hanoi city on mid Feb 2011. Sounds nice, however, may not have any companion for V-day. Amount spent US$130.00
  3. Quarreled with my Dearest, simply because she has missed the chance to accept my offer to spend her another flight ticket to Hanoi. As a matter of fact, she has done too much talking, and more sweet talking.. When it comes to reality, she only hesitated to proceed. Not just thinking twice, but thrice. Nevertheless, I still love the ways she sweet talk to me. Oversea call;  Amount spent US$10.00
  4. So what’s next? More excuses, and more reasoning from her not to travel with me. Well, there is no obligation. And what’s the big deal, if I travel without her? The most I will have another lonely Valentine’s day in Hanoi. I always want her to be my best companion. No doubt, I’m controlling my spending lately.
  5. I’ve made her cry. No amount of words can describe my feelings but to say “I am sorry.”.  (Drama?)
  6. On the following day, our relationship seems to gain back the confidence with another session of sweet talking. Thank you. Oversea call; Amount spent US$14.00
  7. Got interested with a book she has recommended to me. “The Key” written by Junichiro Tanizaki, and translated from Japanese by Howard Hibbett. I was on the verge of buying it, when the service counter replied “We don’t carry such book in our Border’s bookstore”. This has not deteriorated my enthusiasm for perusing this good book. Lucky enough, I borrowed it from the central library. Amount saved US$25.00
  8. On the same day, I bought another 3 new books. Amount spent US$40.00. Namely,
    • “Lolita” written by Vladimir Nabokov. (Her dad read this book, so I’m curious what is in his crappy mind.)
    • “A Dead Hand” written by Paul Theroux. (A UK traveler introduced this author to me when I was in Cambodia last April, 2010)
    • “The Prostrate Years” written by Adrian Mole. (I love his diary-form writings, since my school days.)
  9. Coincidentally, she told me she also bought another 9 new books. All Chinese, I’m poor in that language; I can’t read her books. I think that is still not a bad choice for me, at least not those 9 different colors of cosmetic make-ups. Amount saved US$150.00. (That’s my guess! And I did mentioned as “saved”.)
  10. Last, but not least. I finally bought her a ticket to Hanoi. Nothing great, though, and its an effort done. The final ‘verdict’ is still on the exact day of my travel date. I love her. Amount spent US$130.00
Dentist Bill
Dentist Bill

Have been staying here for almost 10 day…

Have been staying here for almost 10 days. The room that Im staying has been very good. Accept for 2 missing items that are essential to my daily needs.
First was the supply of water hasn’t been very good. At times, I have water shortage, or low supply. To the extend that the wash room is only good for brushing my teeth at the basin, and not for shower. That doesn’t deter me from changing to other hotel with better facilities. No surprise if I encounter the same situation again. To solved this, I just go to other rooms to have my shower, and it is not frequent.
Second, the wireless router for the main internet is 15 meters away from my room. The signal that Im getting was too weak for me to surf the net. In the beginning, Im able to accept the weak signal, cos wifi from other hotel is available.. Net surfing was slightly improved, however, still able to get disconnection occasionally.
An for now, my second source of internet has been getting weaker and weaker. I just feel like leaving and go back to the first hotel that im staying. Fortunately, I have my third source of wifi to get connected again. Otherwise, I wouldn’t be blogging this.
I do have concern of how long my third source of WiFi is going to last… If everything getting worse, than I better decide to leave this place. Eventually, internet connection is my primary requirement.