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... out of the SUV and, without giving us an explanation, ushered us into one of the farm houses. There, we met with a local family that Cyrill had befriended over his many years of hiking this abandoned section of the Great Wall. Not knowing exactly what was going on, our family was a little uncomfortable at first. As we sat in their living room/bed room, they offered us green tea and some apples. We couldn't understand a word they were saying, but everyone was friendly ...
... end up living here for twenty years like Dean Moses."
"A lot of expacs end up living here for over ten years." Valentina answered.
"When it comes for May, I will be happy to return to America." I said. "I am grateful to been able to be here for a year. I enjoy being here. However, I know that I need to go back."
Back on campus, I knocked on Emi's room to say hi to her. Then, I went to my room to pack for my flight tomorrow to the Philippines.
When I first woke up, I did my usual thing of getting a chicken wrap and studying in the basement lounge. When I was studying, I just rammed through the new characters and did not brother reviewing for my exam today. I was so over Chinese.
Chinese is a challenging language, which has motivated me to study it. Yet, it gets overwhelming at times. I sometime just quit and do other things.
When I was walking to class, I ran into Ian, who was telling ...
... back in and got a seahorse to eat. The seahorse was quite crunchy and salty with not a lot to it, but not too bad. This was the end of the snack street for the night and I went back to the hostel and started to upload pictures from my camera to my computer and rest for the night.
July 21st - Fun in Beijing
Note: While walking around I realized I had the wrong name for the girl from Clifford and it is now fixed.
I woke up and had breakfast then planned ...
... as soon as we got into the terminal we had to board immediately. So much for Belgian waffles and chocolate :( We got on the Hainan airline flight and were immediately served a delcious Chinese lunch, chicken, rice and veggies. We also had seatback touchscreen entertainment systems, without which I most likely wouldn't have survived the 10 hour flight. I managed to watch 4 movies, 3 shows, eat some seaweed covered peanuts,meanwhile failing to doze off at all. They ...