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This morning, I ate cereal for breakfast. Normally, I don't ever eat cereal. However, I just felt like eating it.
I dashed off to zhong wen (Chinese) as usual. Class felt so long. My mind was still on lazy mode after having a four day weekend.
My professor asked me a question. I was so confused. Natasha had to tell me what our professor was asking me.
Then my professor asked me in Chinese what I wanted ...
... It was quite interesting to walk around the lake watching everyone dancing and having a good time in the differnt bars.
The following day we decided it was time to see the Great Wall. We jumped on a group from the Red Lantern hotels and ended up with 6 Canadian teachers from South Korea which was a bit of a surprise. We decided on the Mutianyu section of The Great wall as it not supposed to be as busy as the rest. They have made getting to the wall ...
... threat of invasion was so high, it was a necessity for the Chinese. We had a chill at the top and took in the view. Suddenly Dan was approached by a Chinese Man asking not for him to take a photo but to be in a photo with him. I offered and held up the camera and literally his whole family flocked over to be in the picture all doing the traditional Chinese pose we have come to love. Dan had an adopted family, this picture will definitely be going ...
... late for ours; and we had about an hour to get to Beijing West Station to get it. Time to get our skates on! So it was back to the subway ticket machines to get our tickets for the metro. The first two machines were out of order, so we had to queue for the other machines. Once at the front of the queue the machine wasn’t taking ANY of the notes that we were putting in, it just kept taking them in and then spitting them out again! Jonny called the machine a ...
... they are celebrating their 50th anniversary in September. We all said “Happy Birthday” individually and then sang the Happy Birthday song in Chinese… I’m pretty confident that the BLCU community will get a good laugh at the Americans from Northern Virginia on this video come September!
We proceeded to dinner followed by a performance of Peking Opera. It was fantastic and SO much fun! The make up, the costumes – ...
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