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... to the city's famous Drum Tower, once used to mark the passing of time. We arrived in time ( up the 69 very steep steps!) to hear a performance of drumming which was just fantastic. Then back on the minibus to the hotel for a little rest before heading out for out Peking Duck Dinner and then a visit to the Wangfujing night markets. Fabulous meal tonight at a restaurant nearby. Thanks to Nikki our ...
... drinks, veges - people everywhere in queues for buses, chatting, traders - just constant noise, 6am til 10pm - love it, as it is what Asia is all about. Had an impromptu half hour body massage on the way home for $15 each to relieve some of the aches caused by the Great Wall! Siesta and reading, then out for some food and drinks, and more wandering on our last night in China ...
... two. On the way out of the Temple of Heaven we came across more people doing Tai Chi, people playing what looked like hacky sack with a badminton birdie and people doing what sounded like Tai Bo with rubber balls. Jinling wanted to take a picture of me trying this. The two people who had been doing it let me join in. When the ball first came to me I of course dropped it. The trick is to catch it with the back of your hand and toss it to the ...
"Mom and dad, I am off to go find myself," is not a statement any parent would want to hear.
Well, I basically did that when I chose to study abroad in Beijing for a year. Beijing was a huge change from my dull life in Colorado. People kept on telling me how polluted Beijing was, despite them never being there before.
Growing up, I always tried to please my parents, but my achievements were not that great. I went off to college to be free. ...
... kept rolling. Then Alice started crying too and so did Mom, a little bit.
I'm going to miss them so much. I'm so thankful for everything that they've done for me and I'm so blessed to have the relationships that I have with them.
I'm so thankful that they laughed with me.. like at the dinner table when I ate something really spicy so I sang "My mouth is on fireeeeeeee" just like the song "This Girl is on Fire".
I'm thankful that Mom was ...