At least yesterday I tutored two girls in math. One going into 8th grade, and one going into 5th. I must say, they were shockingly bad at their multiplication tables. It was taking both of them about forever and a day to figure out what 6x8 and other basic equations equalled! What are schools teaching these days, anyways?
The girls, our mothers, and I all went to Marche afterwards, which was nice. I was smart enough to get a desert to share that I really wanted... a strawberry crepe! Strawberries are currently my favorite food, I think. They are so cute. And also very expensive here >.<
I miss strawberry picking. In the States, I used to go strawberry picking at this farm thing every year. They were always delicious. When I was younger, I think I just sat in the strawberry patch eating.
Today I have Chinese lessons, which are going to be interesting. I got through "Chinese for Foreigners" (okay, not really called that) pretty quickly because it was so easy, so now I get a new book. For some reason, I'm kind of hoping for like a 3rd grade textbook or something rather than more lists of vocabulary.
On another tangent, I've just realised I've lived in Singapore for about a year and I've never gone swimming in my own pool. I'm sure I've mentioned this before, but it's getting kind of pathetic at this point. Another thing I used to do when I lived in the States was go swimming almost every day. Here there's really no appeal for me to go. It's hot all the time, so I guess I don't associate heat with swimming anymore. And also, I don't like the chlorine mussing my hair.
Summer is going by very quickly and very slowly at the same time. I can't decide if I'm looking forward to school starting, or just enjoying being lazy and reading about crazy Middle Ages people.