Good news or bad news first? I’ll type bad news first, but the beauty of this is you can pick which you want to read first! I would suggest just reading it in order….but I guess I’ll never know either way!
Bad News: I’m just going to type it plain and simple cause if I describe it in detail then I will have to relive the awful tale and no one wants to have to go through something this traumatic twice. Haha ok, maybe I’m being a little dramatic….but my phone got stoled. Yep, right out from under me. Literally, I was sitting on it and someone stole it. Okay, maybe I wasn’t actually sitting on it, but she disappeared into thin air. BOOM gone. I had a friend whose phone was stolen last week too, I wonder if it was a trend? Maybe we could start a group to help cope with it… Next topic: my parents have been trying to send me a package and three weeks later China says they won’t let it through customs. BOOM roasted. My computer is dying. BOOM toasted. I say toasted because I think it’s toasted on the inside. Not like the good kind of toast, you know slightly brownish and goldish when the butter melts into the yummy bread. Like black and hard and crumbly. That kind of toasted.
Life. I’m alive. I am IN CHINA. Things are incredible. PLUS I made a point to journal this week so that I would remember what I did and how I felt and what was going through my head during all of these experiences. Alright, maybe I didn’t journal that much. But I did try to make bullet points… Haha first entry I made, and I quote “Today: Woke up! That’s always a good thing, right?”
It snowed last week. Yes, I am in the City of Eternal Spring and it snowed. Thought I left that crazy Okie weather but apparently I brought it with me.
I was able to enjoy a home cooked meal with my Aussie friends. Even though they speak English I feel like I have to concentrate just as hard when they use their slang as when I’m in class. But it’s great. Can’t wait to bring it back with me to the states, it’ll be “heaps” of fun.
One day last week I literally watched movies all day. It was about 3 degrees Celsius, maybe 37 Fahrenheit? Anyways the point is I didn’t move off of my couch. Save to go buy some bananas across the street.
Had some incredible conversations with people last week. One of them I was able to learn about starting a business in China and how to run it and the like. Very interesting, I may be changing my major? But that will have to take some thought and major talking with “Dan”.
Of course I stopped journal-ling (that was the computers auto-correct when I typed journalling…?) when the weekend hit. Friday night some people at the university had a joint birthday party. It was held at Kelly’s apartment, friend who I was in Hong Kong with from OU, that was fun! Got to meet a lot of other international students. They are a little wild ha. I think there’s something that happens when people travel abroad. Much like being in a state of drunkenness or euphoria 24/7. You know like no inhibitions…at all. Funny funny people.
Saturday morning I enjoyed all you can eat pancakes. UUhhhh I can’t describe how wonderful that was. Then I saw “Battle: Los Angeles.” Pretty dern epic. I wonder if that is what a war on American soil would be like…?
That night we went to our favorite local bar/music venue, “Lao Wa.” But before that we had another burrito dare occur. This one was a little last minute. I ate a burrito and nonchalantly said, “Man, I could probably eat another one of those.” Needless to say the challenge was laid on the table. So I did it. And I did it well. We saw a couple rock bands, an interesting solo acoustic guitarist, a rapper, and an AWESOME rock/cover band. Don’t worry I took pictures and a video. Hopefully the video uploads, you will not be disappointed. I’ll give you a hint: throw-back Blink 182. Oh yeah.
All and all this has been a solid week. Minus a few little set-backs everything else is going swimmingly (speaking of swimmingly, our apartment complex has a pool, so hopefully I will be able to get in there and start swimming!). I am planning on traveling this week so hopefully that goes as planned…I think everytime I say that something goes wrong so I’m gonna stop saying “goes as planned.” (After that time of course, no more.)
Hopefully a world war doesn’t break out while I’m over here. It’s wild how cut off we are from media and information. It’s almost as if I’m on the other side of the world….:)
Over and Out Birdscout