Xijiao Guest House
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... inside from the observation deck down to the lobby of the hotel a good fifty or more floors below. It was scary but awesome. After getting Starbucks and very mayonnaise-y sandwiches in the lobby (people in China are obsessed with mayonnaise I find...) ...
... to witter time away developing friendships with people such as Miki has been an unforeseen pleasure, and the opportunities it has presented... unbelievable.
The ferry journey was nice and relaxed, I wowed the crowd with a rendition of 'The Ballad of John and Yoko' in the karaoke room, getting a standing ovation of course (well from one little boy actually, but Christ, you know it ain't easy!).
Immediately upon arrival in Japan we ...
... nice, but we were all a little sad not to be able to go to South Korea. We got to Shanghai yesterday around 6:30 and decided to sleep instead of exploring the city. We still had one more flight the next day to our final destination, Nanchang. This morning we headed down to breakfast around 7:30. Breakfast in China is a bit different than in America. I had fried rice, squash, and something else that I have in idea what it was. It was something like a fried rice cake ...
... better. The hair and make-up people were so much nicer and the kids were precious! (Not that the kids at the photoshoot were unpleasant, I just couldn't figure out how to play the zombie killing game they wanted me to teach me...) The producer was so very kind and his entire team was wonderful and no one screamed at me the whole day! While I may not be cut out for Hollywood, I did have such a fun time shooting the commercial!!!
So you want see the picture ...
... to get to a famous statue of the city's first mayor and learn three phrases in "Shanhainese" as well. Our group took off in a mad sprint immediately. We used the Shanghai subway to find the statue. A total of about twenty minutes of running in swelteringly humid 90 degree tempreatures later, we were the winners. For winning, we got to pick from a goody bag of pseudo-Chinese coin purses and folding fans that probably came from ...
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