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Severe jet lag in full effect this morning. I opened my eyes at five am and immediately panicked about where my phone was. Slamming things around and using my flash light to find it.
I turned my head and Mike's eyes were opened. "Sorry I am trying to find my phone." I explained. Mike grabbed his phone and called my phone. I could not hear it since it was on vibrate. Panicking for a few minutes, I lifted my pillow and my phone was under it.
I then went to the lounge ...
Had a bit of a sleep in today, we were feeling pretty tired from the last week so weren't too much in a hurry to go anywhere. Had a quick chat with Sheryl then Mum before phoning Angela with the Skype credit we still had left on our account. She seemed pretty good and was happy that we are going to stay, she didn't answer at first so Sarah talked to the answer machine then she picked up! Haha. The Hostel doesn't serve food so the idea of our ...
... to our London versions. Knowing their innovative nature, I imagine we copied them. Another find, arguably not as good, was men lifting their shirts up to the chest, fully revealing the almost-customary flabby gut. I presume this is to cool down their bodies. I tried it out but Holly correctly pointed out that couldn't pull it off as well as the natives (pictured) so its pointless trying.
The next day (our final full day) we finally got round ...
... zao shang hao” (zow how) means good morning, “xie, xie” (shay shay) means thank you, “shui” (shoe) means water. He also reminds us that the same sentence can have a variety of meaning depending on the tones spoken. Our first stop of the day is the 2008 Olympics site of the Bird’s Nest and Water Cube. Jason tells us that the Olympics changed Beijing profoundly. Over $350 billion US was dumped into the city, ...
... really really stupid. Andy didn't have a great time either & there were points where we felt like walking out. We perservered but not sure how much we will get out of it going back next week.
On coming back to the office, Joy said it's very much a cultural difference, and the didactic style of tell tell tell repeat repeat repeat structure is normal. Having researched it a bit on line, I found several ...
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