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The Forbidden City was built at the beginning of the 15th century, It was a good time for the Chinese. The native Ming dynasty had taken back China from the Mongols a few years before. Their 3rd emperor, Zhu Di, Son of Heaven, Emperor on Horseback, an ambitious and eccentric ruler steered a political, intellectual, military and economic colossus on a course of unprecedented international commerce and culture.
China had benefited enormously from ...
... for one of my papers. While I was in the library, Miguel came in and we talked. So strange to hear from Miguel that he was off to Madrid, Spain after May to complete his theology course.
After the library, I returned to my room to do other things for my classes.
Later, I decided to go to Sanlitun to eat at Element Fresh. I was so over eating greasy food near UIBE. So needed to get off campus.
The subway was packed today. No idea why. As ...
... thanks Michael, Anthony and Mindy.....my new earrings are beautiful!) Tour of the Ming Tomb (OMG there were more stairs) Peking Duck dinner Acrobat and Opera show Birthday Cake from Howard...complete with hat, candles and song What a day. What a life. And inspired by the inscription of ..."Young Forever......" on my birthday cake....we will do it all again tomorrow. Today's pedometer reading: 14 290 (with an UP THE STAIRS factor that needs to be added) Temperature; 28 ...
... over the street. The image didn't really seem to fit.
3. The Chinese people dress really fancy here all the time. Girls wear dresses every day (YAY).
4. THEY STARE AT ME WHEREVER I GO WHICH WAS FIRST COOL BUT IS GETTING REALLY AWKWARD NOW.
5. They are a very non confrontational culture and will lie to you or go behind your back in order to save face(protect your or their honor).
Until next time!
... on this particular occasion we were travelling around 5pm with a transfer in the center of the city. The subway we’d taken into the center was busy enough but as we got off to transfer to the next one the mash of people coming together made navigation impossible, you were going where everyone was going. As we got down to the next platform Kelly and I were blown away by the sheer number of individuals waiting for the next subway to arrive. There was no possible way ...