Thursday, June 11, 2009
1. "Robot" was the name of the cashier who served me at McDonalds on Monday.
2. My normal dinner time this week has been between 9 and 10 p.m.!
3. Tonight I was at the night market with some friends picking up some last minute souvenirs to take home, and we decided to grab some dinner before heading home. We seemed to have finished just in time, because our server came to announce that we needed to leave very soon because the HK police were coming. Hmm....at this point we were not sure why the HK police wouldn't be happy to see us at their restaurant: Do they have something against sweet and sour pork...or was it the Beans with XO sauce? We were not sure what we were doing that was against the law. But, we were finished, so we paid our bill and stuck around to watch the "HK police make their grand entrance"! Workers were running everywhere to clean up the tables and take them down; it appeared that they were just taking up too much of the sidewalk and street....not so exciting after all!
Well, as mentioned before, I will soon be returning to "Kansas"...or Wisconsin! I'm filled with various emotions at this point...very few of which I've been able to sort through at this point. I'm just on overload and cope mode right now...so, more to come in the next few weeks.
Wednesday, June 3, 2009
And voila...1-2 weeks later your clothes are ready! It's a good thing I didn't really discover this until I'm about to leave! :)
This is the mall in Shenzhen. I was actually really scared there tonight, because it's usually very calm, but as I was walking out, I saw a couple of guys chasing another guy up the escalator. Literally everyone in the mall began running...up the escalators, around the sides of these balconies, everywhere. I was scared out of my mind, b/c it looked like everyone was running for cover! So, I pretended to be calm (NOT!) and asked a shopkeeper what was going on. She played it off like it happened every day..."just a fight", she said. Wow...it was craziness! Chinese people are usually so calm!
A tea shop