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Here is a list of things that need mentioning, but not an entire blog entry of dedication
1) The driving "laws": Plain and simple the driving of chinese people specifically in Chongqing (because the driving in other Chinese cities is much different) is like playing one big and dangerous game of Frogger. No joke. There is complete disregard for staying within one single lane, there is no concept of merging rules. THERE ARE NO RULES ...
... again!!??!?! Well apparently. As if the city doesn't already have a funky smell to it, they decided that no one needed deodorant in the city that gets ungodly hot from the end of this month until october!! But even worse, I know you're probably thinking what the heck could be worse than this, BUT THERE IS WORSE. People here do not brush their teeth, so the smell is most likely their breath and not their BO.....lovely.
Until next time,
... can fit in an elevator. We were mashed in like sardines. I was uncomfotable and they were giggling. Awesome. I would have gotten a picture except I couldn't move my arms! Once we un-wedged ourselves from the elevator I got some art and kid chopsticks to round out my shopping adventure.
We came home and had a yummy mexican dinner thanks to Stephanie and I got all packed.
Tomorrow will be a long day - 24 hours of travel here I come!
Hanna Melisa birthday is the last memory Ill put in this blog. Hanna Melisa is sooo awesome. She is my most hilarious friend at Pass university. She a student here but not my student. I believe I posted a video of her talking in one of my earlier blogs. Shes from GuangDong Province where they speak Cantonese. It was here birthday and so John and I decided to surprise here by getting her a cake. In China, it is custom for the person who’s birthday it is, ...
... didn't get it, and instead thought I didn't know my numbers. I forgot the word for joke, so just said "not serious" repeatedly like an idiot. She offered 1000, which sounds great for 8 hours of tutoring per month, but I just couldn't take it in good conscience, even if it's ok here. I told her it's free--she could just teach me Chinese in exchange. That was fine with her.
After this lengthy conversation, perhaps the longest conversation I've ever had continuously ...