Battles Won and Lost
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Today I cleaned the kitchen top to bottom, quite literally. I have never seen such a fifthly kitchen until this day. I thought no big deal right? I could get this place cleaned up in no time.. until I discovered the mold and filth clinging to the countertops that not even vinegar could ease my soul into thinking it was clean. I used about 85% of the vinegar bottle, countless clothes I later tossed and a whole lot of hard work and elbow grease. But finally, I got that kitchen so clean it sparkled and didn’t even stink anymore! What an accomplishment it was! Until I realized the whole day had been spent on this one task. Guess the place was going to wait on yet another day.
Because of this, when my friend Lu came to visit me the place was still a mess.
Later in the day I reached one of my first real accomplishments with Wei’s and my relationship. For the very first time I got her to clean up after herself and help with chores! She fought it, bit at the bit and chewed at the request but she did it; albeit a little angrily. “I never did this for my previous girlfriends you know.
I wish the night had been as victorious. While I did take out three mosquitoes I did have some casualties, like my poor cheek that one of those darn things crash landed into. Wei and I call them Asian mosquitoes because they are faster, better fliers and pull out some crafty dodging moves in the air. These things WAIT to attack. They’re clearly much more superior than their western counterparts; thus I have grown a huge disliking for the Asian mosquito.
~ Having Lu over
~ Meeting Lu's mom
~ Cleaning a kitchen top to bottom
~ Killing 3 mosquitoes before bed
~ Making Wei clean up after herself