The Adventures of Marianne

Thursday, November 18, 2004

Stick a needle in me, I'm done

Oh, wait. Someone already did that.

I have officially begun the immunization process for South-East Asia: 3 shots down, 9 to go - and that's despite the fact that I'm refusing to take the rabies vaccine (too pricy for me - and really, what are the chances of me being bit by a rabid monkey? However, knowing my luck, I'll probably be fine the entire time, but since I was too cheap for a rabies vaccine, a monkey will bite, leaving me with only lyrics by Alanis Morrisette to hang on to). What have I learned today? Pharmaceutical companies make too much money. I propose they start sharing their profits with me.

Singapore seems to be approaching even faster than I anticipated, which is definitely a good thing.

There have been some minor developments in terms of living arrangements, even thought I'm not sure whether they're positive or negative. While we ("we"? Main problem is that "we" hasn't exactly been established yet) have found the most spectacular (albeit a tad expensive) apartment with a JACUZZI and a POOL, complete with little water-spouting fish fountains, there is some difficulty in establishing flatmates and so on... I just really hope we get this place!

While I have little doubt that we could find another apartment, I doubt something this good will come up again, and the whole idea of risking winding up in a hostel is truly horrifying. The rules are already outrageous, and a guy I just talked to yesterday told stories of rats. Now, I'm not going to claim to be terrible organized and clean, but rats are definitely beyond my threshold of sketchy.

But bed awaits - after having indulged in staying up until 4 am, getting up for class then coming back and napping like a maniac for the last week or so, I'm thinking it's time to start getting a grip.


  • Update on the "jacuzzi". It really just is a smaller pool that you can sit down in - no heating, no bubbles. What a scam.

    By Blogger Marianne, at 2:12 am  

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