Jiangtai Yigong Hotel
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... Mia was trapped in picture after picture op for a good 10 minutes. She will be in these people's family albums forever. It's wild.
Today was another sunny and hot day so we went to Crab Island. There are no crabs but an artificial beach, wave pool, water slides and playgrounds in swallow water. The kids love it! Mia and Cate even made a little friend ...Lucy!
Til next time : )
... of class, we watched a Chinese dating show with the advanced Chinese class. It was called Xiang Qin. The term refers to girls over twenty-eight years old needing to find a husband.
For the first episode, a few of the females introduced themselves. One was clearly Chinese American by how she was speaking broken Chinese. Then the lucky bachelor turned out to be a Taiwanese American. They showed a clip of his rapping and it was so bad. We were busting out ...
... into absolute chaos when the army arrived and started herding everyone out of the palace with ropes, apparently because some Prime Minister was visiting. We tried to get a few last pictures of the sites we had paid to see, but the army guys screaming at us in Chinese were pretty scary, so we did what we were told. We eventually managed to get back in, and saw a familiar London face. London mayor, Boris Johnson, was also visiting the palace that day. I don't think they had closed it down ...
... shovel the food in--it's actually customary!
After lunch the father left and Laoli told me it was time to 睡觉 shuijiao, or nap. The son played on the computer as Laowang and Laoli turned in for some shut eye and the two renters went back to their room. After the nap Laoli, Laowang, and the son went off and rode their bikes to a friend's. I awkwardly hung out in the kitchen until Laoli smiled at me, waved, and said "Bye!". I smiled then went back ...
... about the odd piece of body contact, if this was England I wonder how many fights would of broken out?The highlight of the day for me was the amount of people that stared at us, not just a glance but a full on head 180 degree head turn, we really did stick out like a sore thumb it was like we where aliens, very odd to start with and to start with and very threatening but we soon got use to it, in fact we offered to take pictures for people, couples and family's posing ...