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Travel Blogs from Beijing
... to eat at Rumi. The restaurant was so high end in the inside. We ordered Persian tea and our own entrees. The waiter gave us bread and it was so yummy. It was so nice to finally catch up with Lindsay. We were talking about our Christmas break.
Even when we were done eating, we continuing sitting there and talking. We spoke about missing our pal Rae. Too bad Rae returned to Washington.
I looked at the time and it was still early in the ...
... the milk tea place I love. Then, I had to run off to class. During our break from class, there were Irish high school students visiting. I did not talk to them, but hearing them reminded me of a soccer player at Regis named Mark Kelly. Mark's accent came back into my mind since I always thought it was awesome. I highly doubt that he even remember who I am.
I doubt the volleyball players Catie Breaux or Diamond remember me either.
One of the wonderful things about going to the SCPKU for class is that they treat us really well. Each morning we're there, we're provided coffee, tea, and a lovely arrangement of shortbread cookies. I feel pretty special knowing that Stanford is taking care of us even from halfway around the world.
We had one of our seminars this morning and discussed what we were about to see at today's site visit, ...
... of the school, so six of us, all foreign teachers, share an office. One would of course like to think and assume that in a foreign country teachers could all work in a completely harmonious way, but as I soon discovered, this office is similar to high school. Cliques are rapidly formed and some groups will get along better than others causing an interesting environment. That's the problem when you place six disparate souls from varying cultural backgrounds in a relatively ...
... with locals. Never bother
looking at the price tag, ask the seller personally. If it's in
English, they'll give you a lower price and act like it's an amazing
deal. This deal will halve itself when you walk away looking
disinterested. If you know Mandarin, they seem to back off the usual
sales pitch and simply bring out a calculator to propose their price.
Every single stand keeps a large calculator around just for when
foreigners show up, you usually ...
- Free parking