Home Inn (Beijing Tsing Hua University East Gate)
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... acrobat show with TBC.
"You are always in my room, Benny." Emi said.
I won't deny that I spend so much time in Emi's room. Her room is right next to mine. Emi got the basics I need such as tea for my sickness. Plus, I enjoy hanging out with Niaya and Emi. So far, I am the closest with them out of everyone this semester.
Jenny finally arrived in Emi's room. Emi, Jenny, and I took a taxi to Sanlitun. The ride took a bit longer due ...
... Thankfully the next place was lunch, because I definitely needed a break from the heat.
We went to a proper local place (i.e. no English on the menu) in this old area called the hutong.
Catherine ordered 2 starters and then dumplings for each of us- it was quite delish (and seemed clean, but I'm never to sure about what goes on behind the scenes considering they pick their nose etc in public) and we were so full.
After that we went on a rickshaw ride around ...