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... to be totally alone. Started my morning with a coffee and traditional Amoy Pies at a cafe called Baby Cat Cafe. (The island seems a little bit cat-obsessed based on the number of businesses with cat inspired names—not that I'm one to criticize a healthy love of cats). After that I wandered somewhat aimlessly through the winding streets and alleyways, surrounded by European colonial architecture now being used as multi-family dwellings by the residents of the island. ...
... Not my proudest moment. I definitely need to learn Mandarin. Had Dim Sum for dinner. Working on readjusting some plans for later in the trip since I received notice of a canceled flight. Tomorrow I'm going to the Island of Gulangyu, which should be ...
... have been overflowing with beautiful adventure. Difficult days, and lonely moments, but those only serve to make me stronger, better, and more in love with this place that has shown me who I am.
Here's to adventure, and tomorrow, and the day after that. To China and it's beauty, it's eccentricity, and the things I will never understand (read: spitting), I will be forever grateful for what I've learned and been given.
What a beautiful world it is.
... have been for the past 12. And in all ways, I am so overwhelmingly grateful for what this time has taught me.
I was reading about the 5 phases (wood, fire, earth, metal, water) in my book on Chinese medicine, and I began the metal chapter and was just touched by how closely it resembles my experiences here in China. This experience has been difficult, but the products I see already ...
... that might be gross, but laughing and smiling with forever friends on a wild adventure in foreign lands; that is worth it all.
Because sometimes you just have to go for it. You have to keep your chin up and follow the flood, you have to laugh at your own mistakes, and you have to keep a straight face when you put the grossest thing ever in your mouth. Sometimes, you just have ...