The reason I wasn't very active the past week was because it was really.. just VERY cold. I know there's lots of people in Finland and Sweden laughing at me right now, but the place I live in does NOT freeze. Ever... it's a sub-tropical island! Yet somehow last week they recorded the lowest temperature in history.
On top of that... I caught a nasty cold ;_; and lost my voice for 3 days already.... not good as a teacher, but great for singing Amy Winehouse songs OwO;;;;
I wasn't prepared. Haha. Neither was every one else, houses here don't have heating and all I have is a small space heater and hot water bottles. However, Japanese heating pads (known as Nuanbaobao here) have become very popular here, so those were my salvation! Especially with the evil humidity getting the cold inside everything!
Look at these cute Rilakkuma ones I got. They come in all shapes and sizes, I got some for in my shoes as well ~ basically you stick them outside/inside your clothing (but leave a layer of clothing between it and your skin!) ~ and they heat up by themselves due to a chemical reaction with oxygen. ~ they stay warm for up to 12 hours! I have to send some to my friends back in Europe for sure! ~
I'm sure you've noticed the background in the above picture~~
It's made of wood and weighs a lot, I also had to assemble it by myself (so, so heavy!)~ but I'm very happy with it!
Hope every one's keeping warm x3~