The day went to the aquarium we also went to a beer factory that had its own mini museum on the history of beer making which was interesting but had a few questionable artifacts in it. You shall know why if you know when you see the pics after I finally manage to upload them. The beer, though, was pretty good~~
…we went on another tour through Tianjin. This time we visited an aquarium. That was a lot more fun than I thought it would be :P They put on a cool show with seals and dolphins and had an awesome exhibit of jellyfish ^^ but the conditions of some of the animals made my heart a little heavy :(
OK! So finally I am about to upload the pics from the Great Wall
and lemme tell ya the Great Wall is definitely great! My legs hurt greatly for four days afterwards lol I did however manage, after crawling up a few parts ^^, to climb all the way up to the topmost part! haha and I made some friends from Uzbekistan! It was really foggy and a little cold but it was still really beautiful~~
I had class in the morning and culture class in the afternoon. But after I got out of class, I met with my language partner and one of her friends. They treated me to dinner at this really hard to find location on campus. After that we went to a cafe two doors down and had milk tea while playing this really famous and fun chinese card game called “San Guo Sha.” I’m usually not one to play card games but I had a ton of fun. We played four rounds and I, the rookie, won two. haha ^^ I think I might procure myself one of those card games :P
Later on that night, I went to a restaurant/bar called Helen’s where I swear I ran into every single one of my classmates and everyone who lives in my dorm. Its like the hangout for international students lol. When we left there we went to this club nearby. The club was ok. (I can only stomach so much techo music) So by the end of the night I was trying to keep an eye on my friends and stop them from accepting drinks from strange men lol. The club wasn’t so much my style but I still had a lot of fun hanging out with my new friends ^^
Oh and I also got two gifts! My roomie Annie bought me two of my favorite snacks, milk candy and oreos! ^^ And my teacher game me a Chinese traditional game/puzzle that I still haven’t figured out lol ^^
So the other day I went out with some classmates...
on a planned outing arranged by our “ban zhang” and I had a lot of fun. We went to the movies to see Avengers in 3D. I saw Avengers when I was back in the States and I loved it so much that I was more than happy to see it again lol. The only thing was that it was dubbed in Chinese so I’m pretty sure some things went over my head. :P It is definitely a new experience hearing a Chinese person speaking in lieu of Samuel L. Jackson. I giggled furiously when he first started speaking. And I’m pretty sure they didn’t get Iron Man’s humor down quite right. There were some parts in the movie that I knew to be really funny but the only one in the theater laughing was me lol. But then again I am easily amused :P haha
After the movie we went out to eat at a South American BBQ joint. Dinner was ok. The place served a lot of different foods buffet style. They also served a lot of different barbecued meats on skewers and they would slice a piece off onto our plates. That was interesting. i made sure not to eat any yucky pork. But even still I wasn’t really sure what I was eating half the time. Whatevs. YOLO! lol jk haha Their desserts were soooo good tho!
Another funny thing happened to me that day…haha. I seem to be a magnet for awkward situations! smh I was on my way to the bathroom when an elderly female employee of the restaurant (I assume she was the bathroom attendant or something) started walking up to me and reaching out to me. At this point I’m backing away like “lady what you doin?” Then she randomly grabbed my arm and rubbed my skin…all while saying absolutely nothing to me she was just kind of smiling at me and her facial expression was one I assume was amusement….or curiosity. I’m not entirely sure. Then when I went in the bathroom she came in after me and started talking to me and asking me questions about myself. But I felt so awkward and a tad freaked out lol Maybe if she hadn’t groped my arm I’d be able to have a normal conversation with her. However, my body was gearin up for flight mode. Cause as soon as I left the bathroom I flew right back to my seat! lol! I didn’t really know how I shoulda felt after that encounter. My guess is that she wanted to see if my skin’s brown color would rub off? haha nope no it doesn’t! strange right? :P welp, whatevs~~ ^^