Still no sleep. Last night I went to bed at 1am and woke up at 6am. I laid in my bed until 9am, then got up, got showered and went to a cafe to study. I was up all night blowing my nose. I thought it was allergies, but now I know it's a cold. My head is stuffy, my nose is congested and my throat hurts.
Around 11:30am I returned my new Puma shoes that I bought almost a month ago. I never wore them, I just looked at them, all 270 pesos of them with guilt, so I returned them without a problem. I never wore them, but I hear it's difficult to return things in this country. I got lucky. The deal I made with myself is that if I return the 270 peso shoes than I can buy 2 other pairs of reasonably priced shoes. Deal!
After returning my guilt, I met up with a friend. We walked to Chinatown. As soon as we got close I said "It smells like Chinatown". She warned me to walk slowly because...Chinatown is more like a Chinastreet (not kidding). B.A.'s Chinatown is ONE street. Nevertheless, it's cute. We stopped at a place to have some lunch. I wanted hot tea and soup for my new cold, but they didn't have any hot tea (one of the downfalls of having a cold in the summer time). 16 pesos for miso soup, egg rolls and water.
After Chinastreet we went for some ice cream. 10.50 pesos bought us a small cone at an ice cream shop that is said to be the best.
Afterwards I came home and slept, but had to get up to go see my Spanish tutor. Things are moving along.
A week ago I planned a salsa night with some of my friends for tonight. Even though I didn't feel well I still went out. There were 6 of us total. Some took the salsa lesson and some just socialized. It was nice to have everyone there. I just danced twice, I didn't want to over do it.
(Wednesday, Feb 25, 2009)
After dancing I took my precious U.S. Nyquil (it's worth more than gold). I didn't really sleep through the night like the advertisement say, but I did have good sleep when I wasn't blowing my nose. I woke up at 10am and was still miserable so I took some more Nyquil. At 3pm I woke up and moved my sick self to the sofa. I feel better if I'm laying down, but the moment I get up I feel exhausted, my body hurts.
Tengo que sonar la nariz. (I have to blow my nose)Just thought that was a cute way to say I have to blow / sound my nose.
Word for word translation is: I have to to sound the nose