my alarm clock didn't go off this morning. it seems like this has happened before, the night before i was scheduled to leave hong kong back home to the US when i went to china back in 2006. it was the exact same travel alarm clock, and i think an evil spirit is haunting it because apparently it wants to ruin me. it worked just fine when i was in taiwan, rang without any problems. but now when i needed it most, it surprisingly stopped working. maybe it was because i dropped it on the floor earlier, causing everything to reset. but once an alarm clock fails in a critical situation not once but twice, i have no choice but to retire it. it's a great alarm clock, has a bioluminescent light, date, and temperature. i love the temperature the most. i'll keep the alarm clock in my repertoire just because it can tell me how hot and cold it is.
i woke up at 7:20 when i was supposed to wake up at 7:00. actually, i was thinking about waking up even earlier, since my flight was at 9:55, and i wanted to leave the hotel by 7:30, not knowing how long it'd take me to get to the airport. waking up earlier would give me more time to take a relaxing shower, maybe go online a little bit, have some breakfast. waking up at 7:20 gave me just 10 minutes to do all those things. fortunately i packed the night before.