how can earrings make you sick? I didn´t wear them for years but bought some last week and was rather pleased with them. The next day my ears were a bit weepy and I thought I had a minor infection so just bathed them with salt water and assumed it would quickly get better. Wrong! next day they were bright red and I had swollen glands right under my ears, never knew there were glands there before but my neck was stiff and sore. I went to the chemist assuming it was an infection but it turned out to be an allergic reaction and I had to take really strong atihistamines which wiped me out for 2 days.
Meanwhile my housemate, Charles, brought some people back from the bar and when they left I had no camera. This has happened twice now: last time they took Charles´s laptop. I can handle being careful on the streets, especially on the busses, you know there are theives there, but when a person comes into your home and is treated like a guest and then steals from you, I reckon that´s really low. You might say, well, poverty drives them to it, bit its a stupid, useless thing to take because they didn´t take the battery charger.... It´s not even a very good camera, I just kept it for when I´m travelling so I don´t have to take my SLR to dangerous places. I´m soooooo annoyed!
Good news is I`ve got my classes back for level 2, and we´ve got a new teacher who seems like a really nice bloke, from Belfast, young and interesting. CHC has recently opened a new centre which teaches Cambridge ESL courses, so new teachers are arriving soon. I would rather teach there: I can´t work out why they´ve got Americans teaching British English and vice versa.
Am currently planning new year in Quito with friends. The hot place to be is Montanita, but all the inns are full, so we´ll settle for Quito which is always fun and not so stiflingly hot anyway. Whats everyone else doing for xmas/new year? What do they do in China? Something with lots of fireworks?