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Dear family and friends,
I may have a window to write in this blog. I am in the hallway at Beijing Royal High School in Beijing. This is the best place for WIFI access and there are kids lining the wall trying to chat with friends and family. I may get kicked off but I will try to at least write.
We spent our last night in Shandong and got up early, at 5:45 am to catch a bullet ...
... are primarily here to make good friends, learn about another culture, and speak Chinese. I have found that learning something so different, that it not only changes you, it increases your understanding and character. It doesn't take away for your core, it adds another level.
Tomorrow at 8:30 am we will head out with our Chinese partners for an ancient street here in Zhoucun to shop and sightsee.
7:30 am came early this morning. Since China is 13 hours ahead and has only one time zone, the time change takes about 4 or 5 days to adapt to. Given the fact that only Rodrigo and Sam got up for Taichi, I think we have all adjusted. I just happened to wake up at 7:15 to go downstairs for Taichi.
We learned about using your opponents weight against them. It is a lot like my background in ...
... sweet, Sichuan- hot chili peppers and garlic, Zhejiang-Fresh, not greasy, fish and dimsum, and Hunan-Hot and spicy.
Of course, all most all of these cuisines can be found in most provinces and have influenced each other over time. So the next time you eat Chinese, unless you are eating at a buffet, pay attention to what you are eating. :)
P.S. The Chinese would not like PF Chang or Peiwei; the sweetness would make them sick.
... of them on very famous and we toured the lake and springs with a local guide.
Skylar's friend who stayed with them in the U.S. was here to see Skylar. He and his cousin were able to go with us to the Springs and lake this afternoon. We all went out to dinner off campus at a local restaurant that served some western and eastern mixed dishes. It was great for them to see each other and we enjoyed their ...