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... give me things when I want them to happen at a specific time. All I can do is to follow the path life presents to me.
Later, I had a class field trip. It was quite a long walk. After the class field trip, I looked inside a random bookstore with Niaya.
"Look!" I screamed. "It is Winnie-the-Pooh!"
Niaya turned and snapped, "That is not Winnie-the-Pooh."
"It could be." I said. "It is yellow and got his face."
... in the high thirties for most of this trip and being anywhere but under an air conditioner means almost automatic heat exhaustion. Luckily, the market was indoors and the cold air was flowing! First mission, another pair of Oakleys. The usual ******** came out of the salespersons mouth: '' I give you best price....I need money for food....blah blah blah'' $7 for sunglasses= fair result! Socks and jocks were the usual $1 'special' price just for me! Then it was time for a breather in ...
... the Mongolians the other side, plotting to invade and wondering how the men on the wall must of felt. It is by far the best feeling to stand on a peice of history and take it all in, every last detail. I was daydreaming on The Great Wall of China, who'd of thought! Definitely not me a year ago!
We even got to individually toboggan down the mountain side, I must admit I was a little scared this time!! But it was such good fun! By far my best day ever ...
Later on I came to enough to realise that there was too much noise around for it to be before 7… check my watch… yup. 7.43. Fantastic. I look at my itouch to see why the alarm has
Not gone off, only to see that it had, and was going off; only with no sound! Showering and packing was done in a rush, so we weren’t too much later than planned. And off we went to the Forbidden Palace.
Built from 1406 to 1420 and ...
We learned about the origins of these characters, and then went straight into making them throught the art of calligraphy. This was really cool! We were given long sheets of rice paper, black ink and paint brushes and were led by another teacher in how to create characters. The rice paper is used in calligraphy because as soon as the ink hits it, it fast absorbs and depending on your stroke, it can either make the lines thicker or ...