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After class, Natasha invited me to go check out the new Western market BHG in the WeLife mall. We walked back to the dorm to drop off our things. Natasha, Emi, Vince, Valentina, John, and I walked to the mall together.
BHG was so much better than Jenny Lou's! Of course it was pricey because foreigners are willing to pay a lot for western goods. However, BHG was big and it offered a wide selection.
I was so happy to get ...
Yesterday was a great learning experience all around. I started my day joining the three industry professionals and Benson for a tour of the Forbidden City. The Forbidden city is the inner ring of Beijing and is where the Royal Family lived. It was called Forbidden City because normal citizens were not permitted to go inside the palace gates. We walked the square and then headed for the City, only to find out that the Forbidden City was closed and we couldn't go ...
... Benson spoke about the importance of bringing gifts to meetings. He said that when working with people in China, building a relationship is a lot about respect and face. One cannot simply come in and make a quick deal in China. Much like the Middle East, it is very relationship driven. It takes a lot of time, preparation, and personal conversations to build a relationship. It makes sense, if they can trust you with family ...
... It stretched on and on and on into the horizon. Guard towers were stationed every so often. In between them, the wall was very steep. Certain parts of the wall are made entirely of steps, but this section wasn’t. The wall reminded me of Emerson, my dorm last year. It has a very steep walkway up to the front door.
On Wednesday the group visited the Temple of Heaven. This is the largest temple complex in the world. The ...
... The Lama Temple is Beijing's foremost Buddhist temple, and claims to be the most magnificent Tibetan Buddhist temple outside of Tibet. A beautiful entrance via 3 archways, and 5 main halls, all get bigger as you go through them. It has housed an emperor as well as the home of monks from Mongolia & Tibet. One of the halls has a throne that seated the Dalai Lama (who I believe made a random visit to Aldershot recently?!?!) when he lectured there. The final ...
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