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... returned to my room finally.
May 14th (Wednesday)
I had tutoring with Jacky. So sad that was my last tutoring session with him. He had been amazing to help me with Chinese. Even how slow I was I was, he was patient with me. He always encouraged me to keep trying. We prepared for my Chinese speaking exam.
Jacky and I spoke about me leaving China. Then, he said that China was probably just a step in my life. I completely agreed with him. ...
This post will be about yesterday.
I woke up and saw smug outside my window. That made me realize that I need to be grateful for when it is a clear blue sky in Beijing.
After getting up, I got a chicken sandwich from the vendor outside of west gate. Then I ate it at a quiet place near my dorm.
For the afternoon, I met up with Monica. We were originally planned out the day the night before. First, we ate at the cafeteria.
... of the wall to tower 23 & beyond. Ian as always likes a challenge so decides to take on the challenge, so Jenny & I decide to keep him company leaving Bill with the bags.
The sun is right out now and it's midday.....could time for a stroll!! We all start together but I tell Ian to go at his pace & I'll go at mine, I don't really get that far before I give in as I realise I left my inhaler in my bag that is with Bill so I make my way back down. Going down is even more ...
... told Ian and I that when you visit the Great Wall of China it was quite difficult to walk any great distance due to the crowds of people there. We didn't have that problem - it was snowing quite hard when we arrived and there were few tourists there outside of the cruise ship groups. Not that a little snow was going to stop us. Here we had free reign to do what we wanted and climb as much or as little as we desired. We could have just stepped up onto the wall, have someone take ...
... I didn't believe at first that I would get reverse culture-shocked when I came home after just two months, but now I understand. I've already gotten accustomed to shoving my way onto the subway and having to guard my place in line, not to mention sleeping on a rock-bed and drinking boiled water (I actually can't imagine drinking tap water; the idea of it here is so repulsive that it's going to take some getting used to when I ...
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