Happy new year, happy 2008!
Apologies for the poor updating, I don’t have much time and this keyboard is whack. But! I am in Hong Kong which means I can access WordPress for the first time in weeks and weeks. Thanks, relatively free media. Man I love the internet. Anyways, tons of updates for you to peruse. Again, apologies if they’re not great. Also, the photo site has new photos of Macau, and soon photos of my school, and soon(ish) after that photos of Shenzhen and Huang Gang (Hong Kong). No time to moderate comments or anything. Sorry. I’ll update again… whenever. Enjoy!
Somewhat exahauted, as it is about 7 in the morning here in Kowloon.
New Year’s weekend:
Saturday- work til 10:15, check email, clean up, pack
Sunday- 1:00p bus to Shenzhen, arrive about 3:30, with very little idea of what to do in Shenzhen
3:30-8p wander around Shenzhen, waiting for Kyle, which is interesting
8-10:30 wander around Shenzhen, waiting for Kyle, which is boring
11p- 2:30a Bar and streetfood (grilled: chicken, pork, eggplant, man tou, tofu, mushrooms, chives, beans), hanging out, catching up, listening to music
3a -4p Spend THIRTEEN hours and 260RMB ($35) in a spa: showers, free toothbrush and paste, toiletries, endless juice, fruit, coffee, ice cream, a sauna, hot/cold pools, pools with slides, a 90 minute aromatherapy massage, sleeping a few hours… paradise. Amazing.
4p-9p Wandering Shenzhen, dinner (more yummy Japanese food), catching buses to Hong Kong, border crossing into HK
10p-1a Happy new year! Not that exciting but fun. Lindsey and I wore masks, I wore angel wings (ppics on Facebook, eventually). Standing on the street might be boring, but standing on the street in costume is fun.
1a-6a Making English friend in German bars, making Hong Kong friends (drinking games and learning (and uickly forgetting) Cantonese) in Chinese bars. I want to dance but clubs close eventually and everyone’s tired; witness a fight and the cops called; Kowloon is cool and pretty shady
6:30-7:30 Sweet, sweet internet
Now: morning on the harbor, Ang Lee’s new film, uncensored, unlike on the mainland, and who knows what else. Back to Shunde this afternoon maybe sleep sometime???