Now I know I spend a large amount of wasted time talking about the heat here in Cambodia but seriously, this past couple of weeks has been piping hot. I mean, when your Khmer tutor who has lived here always, (thus technically should be accustomed to heat) tells you, and I quote ” I want to FLEE from this country” , because it’s so hot, that has GOT to be hot. Funny because today it rained and it almost felt cold.(Thank goodness!) Checked the temperature and it was barely under 30’C. Bizarre to say the least!
So Abby and I have been learning great words in class these days! We recently learned the word for genius. During class after we all repeated this new Khmer word for the day,( one of many) I waited for a fraction of silence in the room which allowed me to say in Khmer and rather loudly, “I’m a genius!!” Our teacher without skipping a beat said “we ALLLL know that!” Ouch! ZIIIIIIIINGER!!! I kept the rest of my genius thoughts to myself that class. Actually I am pretty sure when he rolled his eyes at my, yet again stupid joke, the universe was triggered to literally taser me in realization that “Yes, you actually are a GEEK! Not a genius, and kinda annoying!” Jerk universe! Haha
Later that very same day, in fact I believe we were riding home from class, I had a real life genius moment. It was getting extra breezy outside, as it was about to start pouring rain. Riding on the back of the moto I said to Abby, “This is so annoying, I am getting dust in my eyes.” Abby turns her head with her visor ‘actually‘ down to simply say, “Um this works…..idiot!!”
Well I bet you didn’t think I had so many less becoming moments in my life, but I do. I am just like you people! I even have dreams to prove how real life I am. I was having a deep sleep one day, mini coma actually, and I woke up extremely excited! I found myself mumbling something in Khmer! For a split second I literally thought I magically knew Khmer because I didn’t recognize what I was repeating! Finally, reality rolled in and it dawned on me that I was only repeating 2 words of a presentation I memorized. I was mumbling what would translate into “good news!” When I figured it out I had to roll my eyes at myself this time, because YUP, GOOD NEWS Sarah you are an idiot!!…..And you just drooled all over your pillow!