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... the future until you have looked back and appreciated your past. Experiences would happen like this on a daily basis. Coming to a culture that is so completely different from ours, I saw so many different designs and ways of designing. Here, the traditional architecture has so much meaning and life, and Feng Shui is part of the culture and the life of the people. I have really enjoyed all that I have learned here, and I can’t wait to use it ...
... ranged widely and when I mentioned that I was disappointed that there was no Facebook in China, Feng just smiled and said they had their ways of doing things!!
Today we set out to explore the Hutong areas thanks to Sr Jo's suggestion in response to yesterday's blog. We had a fabulous day! We caught the underground to Behai Park station and then walked along the old streets. The Hutongs are small alleyways where the more traditional housing is situated.This whole area ...
... here? Well, they don't, and it is still very odd to me. Ellen helped me get milk juice boxes and sweet milk that I can keep in my room.
I also asked Ellen if she knew what puns were. After she said that she did not know that word, I explained puns to her, and we talked about Chinese puns all the way home. Overall, it was a very good day, and I am excited to learn more about my language partner and her what her life is like as a student at a top Chinese university student in Beijing.
... me miss it. After breakfast Dad and I went to the forbidden city. It was very cool, but as it was the holiday it was so busy. We got there and a lady came up to us and asked if we wanted a personal tour, I normally wouldn't do it but Dad said he wanted to and so we did. In the end I was very happy he did. We learned a lot about the Forbidden city and information I would have never known. We learned about some of the different dynasties and about the different Emperors. ...
... friend, but she didn't show, so we went to dinner without her. We ate at some place around the corner that had an English menu. Jen was so helpful to have around, not just for her Chinese language skills, but her culture skills as well. She ordered the best tasting thing any of us did (some eggplant, potato, and pepper dish) and showed us how to eat Chinese family style. This is different from US family style where you have central ...
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