Sure seems quiet these days. The other foreign teachers left already. We're just puttering about until Monday when it'll be our turn to say goodbye.
Last night my friend had a get together at her place, just a few friends, snacks, and of course drinks. Ended up going to Dave's bar, which isn't the name of the place and I have no idea why we call it that, and sitting outside for a few hours. Stayed until 4am. Gotta love these places that will stay open as long as you keep buying beer.
At one point my friend Helen was really jittery and bouncing her leg around, and it was driving me bonkers. I gently put hand on her knee and said "shhh.... shhhh". Her boyfriend asked me why I did that and what it meant. I said it's just to calm someone down, get them to relax, be quiet etc. He said that's usually what mothers say to their little boys to get them to pee. Hahaha! Funny cultural differences. Kind of reminds me of when I was in Egypt and the people did this strange hissing sound when they wanted to get past you. Like we would ring a bell on a bicycle or maybe clear our throat to let someone know we were there. Obviously we all expect languages to be different, but it's interesting that even body language and indistinct sounds can have different meanings too!