Yuanyuan Hotspring Hotel
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... system, and kids got dressed up as did I. I never expected that Beijing would make much of this holiday of sorts. And they don't. There isn't the glut of costumes and Halloween candy on display, but it exists. So when my friend and fellow teacher Richard and I decided to stage a Halloween dance party at our school, we were not aware of the challenges that lay ahead. Of course when I taught at San Fernando Middle School in Los Angeles ...
... breath and let our sweat covered clothes dry a bit. When we were a few steps to the top we saw a blur of motion passing by… someone was RUNNING up the wall. Another blur… it was a whole group of South Africans RUNNING up the wall. We barely made it stumbling up and there people were running! We were very impressed. At the top, visibility was quite poor, an outline of the watchtower loomed in the distant clouds, I overheard a nearby guide saying 'up there ...
... with vendors, who, anxious about the end of the day, became extremely aggressive and wouldn't take "no" for an answer. I happened to encounter one of these adamant vendors and below describes our exchange:
Me: (Walking and looking down)
Vendor: Sir, 200 yuan! (she shoves a statue of the Great Wall in my face)
Me: (Waves with a no signal and keeps walking)
Vendor: (she follows me) OK, 180 yuan!
Vendor: (continues ...
... fresh air
- children (not adults) picking their noses in public
- a massage where the therapist(s) don't stand and watch me undress--talk about scarred for life!
- buying something without bargaining for 10 minutes
Despite this list, getting ready to leave is really sad. I will miss:
- the people I see every day when I walk to school:
* the grandpa & granddaughter who walk to school together (I think ...
... jaksoi taas kieriskellä pikkukatuja ja ihmetellä kaikkea liikkuvaa ja vilkkuvaa. On kyllä ihan järjetöntä miten jengi jaksaa olla niin fiiliksissä kaikesta mikä pitää meteliä ja vilkuttelee valoja. Jossain välissä saavuttiin vähän isommalle kadulle josta sitten löytyikin perus Jaakot&joonakset ja Henriikat&mauriisit, mutta sen verran hinnoissaan vaatteet siellä on, ettei niihin parane sen enempää energiaa tuhlata. Kuten ...