The Ritz-Carlton Hotel Guangzhou
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It's been a long time coming, but the cooler weather is finally here. Yesterday, for the first time, I put on a sweater when I went out. Tim got up early Saturday morning to do a long run, but came back to bed within minutes. "Are you feeling sick?" I ask. “No, it’s pouring rain and freezing cold outside. I’m not running in that.” Well, it was raining, but freezing cold was 19 degrees – Tim has adjusted to the warmer temps.! He did run 20 ...
... gets thrown into boxes labeled stock sale and the frenzy starts. Imagine an outlet sale on a slightly grander scale except everything is negotiable here, no set prices. And do the Chinese love a bargain.
I make the mistake of walking through the food section and come across a variety of candy makers. Massive bags of pop rocks, any type of lolly you can imagine, hard and soft candies all shapes, sizes ...
... milk tea for each student! A lot of kids (120 of them) signed up for a Kids Night Out after school that they paid to attend. Teachers handed out treat from their classrooms as the older kids brought them around in groups. Kids here don’t trick or treat because everyone lives in apartments. The school had brought in treats from the US (little chocolate bars) with a stern warning to the teachers NOT to eat the treats because they had been counted and ...
The game proceeded as everyone had expected. Us all sucking.
But it was good in that we all sucked together. This made mini golf a lot more
interesting. I still came in last in my respective group, but, the scores were
such that no blew anybody away. It was still a close game as Zac bested us in
our little group of three.
Aside from mini golf, another positive coming from the game
was the pizza. Part of the deal was pizza ...
... and the Dad of one of them was joining in as well - I even got an invitation to their home, but am not allowed under my contract. A pity, as they were really nice...
Autumn is now in full swing - trees leaves are changing colour, and we get several days/nights in a row where the temp drops to low-mid 20's, then it goes back up to high 20's-early 30's. the intense heat has gone, as has most of the humidity, so its rather nice. Long may it continue!