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When you're on the road for this long you get good at rationing. In our case, that applies to batteries and to food. I just last week ate a vegan food bar that I bought in LA in the beginning of March.

We don't plan far ahead, so we never know exactly when we'll be able to buy acceptable food. Batteries are the same way. We're on a 32 hour train ride that spans two nights from Saigon in South Vietnam to Hanoi in North Vietnam.

It's the second night now, so it's time to burn off my batteries which I haven't really used much of yet.


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Dear Internet,

Today was one of the first tennis tournaments of the season, and it. was. cold. Keep in mind, I live in south, so I am not comfortable with extreme cold temperatures. The high today was 41 Fahrenheit (5 Celsius), which was actually pretty nice, but the morning was too cold. 30 Fahrenheit. -1.111111 Celsius. TOO. COLD.

If anyone from the North are reading this, you're probably LOL'ing, slapping your knees, and looking outside your window at the pile of snow blocking your view of the road. Listen here, Yankees and Canadians (Adrian Zekusic). Here in the South, we are adapted to heat. And lots of it.

Anyway, my day started off early. I woke up at the *wonderful* 5:45 AM and got all ready to freeze my patootie off. Wore layers, packed blankets, packed food, packed money...etc. Arrived at school at the *wonderful* 6:40 AM, expecting to board a bright yellow bus fairly soon, but our lovely bus arrived not one, not two, but two and a half hours LATE. To be honest, I wasn't too disappointed to spend time playing UNO with fellow tennis players in a heated school.

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