Tuesday, July 8, 2008

A holiday around the corner...

I was supposed to wake up at 6am today and go for a morning walk before breakfast (I cannot run for the moment coz I’ve got a sore throat. Something of a monthly thing lately… *sigh*) but when I woke up and walked out on our balcony I changed my mind. Geeeez, it is just so hot out there?! Going for a walk feels like a punishment rather than a nice thing to do. Maybe I have to settle for an evening walk instead? (a LATE evening walk).

Yeah, the heat wave has just hit Suzhou and still, I am already feeling as if I’ve ‘had enough.’ I just don’t like that u cannot go running outside in this heat. Or well, of course u can go running, but it is very uncomfortable. But enough of the whining. At least it is not raining.

Today I am actually going to indulge in some female pampering… something I haven’t done for I don’t know how long!? I’ve had this facial gift voucher lying in my drawer since Xmas (yup, it was a gift) and I haven’t gotten around to use it yet, so today’s the day. Let’s see if it is any good. I am not much of a ‘getting your face/nails’ done person in general, I prefer getting a massage (a post work out massage!) but there’s nothing wrong with being spoiled once in a while.

I’ve got this bubbling feeling of excitement in my stomach a.t.m. I cannot help it, but I always get like this during summer (kinda like a kid the night before Xmas eve). Since I have lived abroad for the last 7 years, summer has become a bit holy for me. It is the only time during the year when I go home to visit friends/family. It has been a whole year since I last saw most of my siblings, plus dad and all of my friends (mom and my brother came here in March so the memory of them is still fresh!), and obviously it’s going to be great to catch up with them all! Summer is definitely Xmas/Bday/ the best days of the years all together for me! Nothing beats seeing your friends and family. And all that fresh air… mmmmmmmm!

Yes, as u might have figured out: soon I will go to Scandinavia for a holiday, so now I wonder if anyone has any tips/ideas of what I can blog about when I am over there? (Correct me if I am wrong but I don’t think you guys are very interested to find out about what a summer in Scandinavia is like… ) Well, I’ll be visiting my old work, which is a Chinese company, so I’ll definitely still be in touch with Chinese (my former boss is a powerful Beijing man, who LOVES commenting on my weight. It’s going to be interesting to see what he has to say this time. Have I gotten fat/skinny? If he doesn’t speak it is a good thing). And then in August I am going to the Beijing Olympics. Yey! Can’t wait!!!

Anyhow, if anyone’s got some ideas/suggestions of what they want to read about (tips for living in China, food recommendations, travelling suggestions –anything? Basically that sort of stuff I can write about no matter where on earth I am!) please leave a comment or email me at jonnawib(at)yahoo.se. I don’t want you to get bored!!!

This is where I'll be spending the following weeks... Sure, Scandinavia =beautiful, but maybe not so interesting....


Anonymous said...

I feel your pain Jonna! On
Saturday my husband and I had the bright idea to go and play tennis. (If you don't remember - it was 38 beautiful degrees outside) I run quite frequently so I am not terribly out of shape...but I thought I was going to have a heart attack! Needless to say, we played one set and we were finished!!!!

Jonna Wibelius said...

Oh lord, u guys are mad!! haha! It was pretty hot on Sat, yes. I have given up sports outside for the rest of the summer. Finally my gym has turned on the aircon. Fiiiinally!