Today is definitely a downer...I'm hot. I'm bored to death. My one friend is in Beijing for the week. I thought I would go to the park and find a shady spot to read my book, and then it started to rain...but now I don't want to go anymore because it's too hot. I had to talk on the phone with an English speaking Chinese girl and couldn't understand her. And someone told me I am fat and I should lose 5 kilograms since Taylor only weighs 10lbs more than me.
Is it pretty bad that I am feeling ready to come home now? We've been here for 3 1/2weeks, and the "vacation" is ending, you know? I'm not used to having to stay somewhere foreign for so long, but not long enough to really settle in and live a normal life.
On a positive note, here are some more pictures for your viewing pleasure:
Fried dumplings have become our favorite. Taylor wants to eat them everyday.Everywhere you go, you can find something Green Tea flavored, even Krispy Kreme! And we had to pay for our hot donuts...Hello! Don't you know the "Hot Now" sign means free donuts??We see a lot, and I mean A LOT, of couples who match. In some cases, it's the whole family. 2 separate examples I saw just the other day: one couple was wearing purple jeans and pink t-shirts with teddy bears, and the other couple was wearing pink shirts- his said "Happy" and hers said "Valentine's Day". And then I finally had the perfect chance to capture a great example:
Yesterday was a holiday, so there were a lot of people at the park near our home. We wandered around and enjoyed taking in all the sights around us. In one small corner of the park, there were some performing Drag Queens making the most horrendous sound ever. Chinese men should never try to sing like a Chinese woman.