Zijin Yangguang Hotel
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... we realised, almost at the exact moment Helen handed her the DSLR camera, was way out of her depth in operating such heavy machinery. Indeed, she almost fell over at one point and then insisted on taking close up photos of us without any background of the wall in sight! Thank you, lady, that is exactly the photo we travelled all this way for: Helen and I inanely smiling at the camera with a few bricks behind us! When she laughed and said 'I'm sorry for being old ...
... got to class, The French-Lebanese guy John said that he missed it when I say the word fabulous. I flipped my scarf and shouted, "I live my life fabulously." John and Olivia were laughing hard. Then Olivia said that I was the most quotable person ever. I yelled, "Liar!" at her.
Our professor came a few minutes late. That made me irritated because I wanted to get the exam over with. The midterm was not bad. No matter what, I am proud of myself.
... as I counted 11 towers within the space of about 500m, no sharing here.
The food cart goes up and down the aisle and I think it is easiest for them to ignore us rather than try to communicate, no problems we had a nice breakfast at the Hotel before leaving. You get the feeling that most people would not try to communicate unless they have a grasp of English.
About 1pm we tried our luck and ended up with some potato chips and peanuts, ...
... the beer is super cheap!! As in only .38c per can so it is great, buying by the slab at a time and it is so hot that we are going through it very quickly!!
Overall the first few days where fascinating, we learned how to cross roads - that is an essential skill here that has nothing to do with red or green lights! Learned just how dirty the air can get and then just how clean it can be the next day.
Our first Chinese words were to ...
... the lectures would be the same, but the lecturer had studied in the US and was actually a qualified American lawyer! It was on the subject of Linguistics and Law - which was how language and law interact, so was quite interesting, but was definitely focused on the law side - so I didn't really understand most of it! I knew enough to know what was going on, but not enough to ask the questions that others did.
We then had lunch.