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Around 6, my alarm went off and Chelsea and I did some last minute checking on our packing progress before heading out to the subway at 7 to go the Pearl Market. It was nice that just the two of us were heading out, we were able to have a pretty relaxed morning. We got to the Pearl Market and the doors were closed, so we asked a food vendor outside what time it opened. She said 9:30, so we decided to wander a bit and get some breakfast. We saw a Subway a little way down the street, ...
... here so it was a very pleasant visit. The main temple is constructed of huge timbers of trees (now extinct) brought in from Malaysia! And a fairly good display of artifacts, and documents which for a Museum buff like me was great. I was the last one to the gathering spot but made it just in time!
... visit to China. That was in June 2012 to conduct the ShenZhen Symphony. I returned from that trip and decided that it was time to get serious about speaking Chinese. My attempts to learn through Pimsleur (CD’s) and then Rosetta Stone allowed me to say a few things in Chinese, but I was not able to earnestly communicate with anyone. So, I’m now in my third semester of Mandarin classes at USC, and I was anxious and nervous to be back with ...
... my Concubine". A ver tragic opera with many falsettos and dances. Great show.
The next day we went to the Great Wall. I never thought that seeing in person it was going to be as powerful as it was? It's spectacular! One of my dreams fulfilled!
They took us to the portion that they take the VIPs. The climb was not as strenuous as what I thought it would be. The wind was hauling and it felt very ...
... it didn't really bother me, but he just randomly turned off his radio and started singing in Chinese very very loud. Now none of us three had ever experienced this before. So what did we do, we joined in and he loved it! Thus making him drive faster, by this time we are all holding on very tight. We were dressed in sports gear ready for football but he thought we were badminton players, so he kept throwing a serve whilst driving shouting ...
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