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May 15, 2011

China Day #2-#8, April 13-20 – The First Week

Sooo, I’ve gotten extremely lazy, and I’m just going to blog this as fast as I can…
This is how my first week in China went.

Lack of Clothing

Lack of Clothing

Wednesday, 13th
Went to pay our respects my aunt and tried on my brides maid dress. It was a little loose, so they decided to take it in a bit, the beginning of the dress drama.

Highlights:
– Realising my mum packed my tops without proper bottoms, which left me having to wear a long top with tights and chucks XD.
– Got into a unmarked ‘personal’ taxi, so very safe I know XD.


Thursday, 14th
Went sightseeing at Litichi Bay and shopping with my aunts. Had a huge feast with everyone on my dad’s side of the family.

Highlights:
– Finally got a pair of long shorts, it’s hot here at times.
– My mum and aunts telling off my uncles off for giving my grandma alcohol, XD which they later found out was just apple juice.
– Listening to my uncles say the funniest things and make horrible kungfu moves.

After my haircut

After my haircut

Friday, 15th
Went shopping with my parents and Holly. I tried on my bridesmaid dress and it was… TOO TIGHT! XD. We had to force the zipper up, I couldn’t breathe or move much, so they had to quickly send it off to get it adjusted again.

They told us it’d be ready in 3 hours, so I went to get a haircut, it’s short now, and then went back to the store and… IT WAS STILL TIGHT! I could breathe a little better, but my ribs still poked out. Sooo off we went with a dress in hand to the store where the adjuster could get to more easily.

They adjusted it, and yay was finally able to breathe, but truth be told it’s still a little too tight, cause my ribs can still be seen. But there wasn’t anymore time to adjust it.

Highlights:
– Talking to the hairdresser and his apprentice in english.
– Buying my straw hat and two awesome jackets.

Bridal Party and Groom =D

Bridal Party and Groom =D

Saturday, 16th

Day of my cousin’s wedding. It was tiring,and I had no idea what I was suppose to do, and everyone else seemed lost as well and I couldn’t read chinese. But it all worked out in the end XD.

Caught the Bouquet

Caught the Bouquet

Highlights:

– I endedup being the maid of honour, so I held the bride’s umbrella, rode in the car and walked with her down the aisle.
– Also caught the bouquet, which resulted me in being questioned on stage XD.

Sunday, 17th
Went to my cousin’s area for lunch andΒ  and a fitness class.
XD that was pretty fun. It was pretty much the only place in Guangzhou that wasn’t crowed with buildings and people.

Highlights:
– Discovered I still can’t touch my toes XD.

Monday, 18th
Bishuiwan hot springs!!! That’s pretty much all I can say, I can’t describe how awesome it was, except that the service was exceptional, drinks were unlimited and brought around to you, the facilities we beautiful and it was just a fun relaxing day.

Highlights:
SPAS, FOOD, AWESOMENESS XD.
– Also had a blizzard ice cream from the dairy queen, mmmmm ^^.

Goats of Guangzhou

Goats of Guangzhou

Tuesday, 19th
Did a lot of sight-seeing and shopping which all involved a lot of walking, my feet felt so dead afterwards XD.

Highlights:
Got to see some pretty cool features of Guangzhou, like the five goats to the left. Apparently my dad use to climb it as a kid XD. I can’t remember the name of the structure though =(.

Pictorials in the Background

Pictorials in the Background

Wednesday, 20th
Helped my aunt fix and computer and went for a bit more sight-seeing.

From China (not really, since I’m posting it now XD),
Helen β™₯


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April 20, 2011

China Day #1, April 12 – The Fun

So last time I said, that I’d hopefully make a happy post, well here it is =]P.
The publishing of this post is going to be delayed since I’m in China and I’ve hardly gotten anytime to get on the internet, but here it goes. (Also going to break up the posts or there’ll be too much)

So all assignments, DONE AND DONE =D. Just hoping Rowena hands in my PMP wikileaks report, but she’s trustworthy so she will =]. I ended up all-nightering both of them. But it all worked out in the end. The finishing of them, I’ll worry about the marks later XD.

The fun part was all-nightering WSD in China with no word. But thankfully I fixed that problem, after much stress. It went something like this,
> Checks blackboard in China and finds out WSD is due in 8 or so hours.
> Discovers I forgot my Office and Visio disc.
> Attempts to download a trial version of word.
> Keeps getting redirected; eventually gets download started.
> ESTIMATED DOWNLOAD TIME… 10 TO 12 HOURS O.O” Assignment is due in less than 8 hours by now.
> Figures out there’s a word installed on the laptop; uses trial key.
> Crosses fingers and… then… success.
> Procceds to complete assignment.
> XD finishes 1 hour before it’s due. Though in-between I was getting attacked by mosquitos and falling asleep, cause I had hardly slept for the previous two days.

Fast forward more than 12 hours, I finished PMP, and then had to pack a few things and off to the station we went, with 24 items of luggage. I can tell you, it was sooooooooooooo much fun, all the lifting and shifting. XD we were at least 20kg overweight, but we managed not to get fined, and also got bumped up to business class hehe ^^.

I also saw Alice at the airport, cause we found out a few days before that we were leaving on the same day. Pretty cool cause bumping into her was a coincidence and leaving on the same day was also a coincidence.

Ahh tired, I’ll post more later.
Oooo and Brandon’s birthday was pretty good, we went bowling and karaoke. I won the second game YAYYYYYY XD.

I miss you so much honey.
I can’t wait to get back to you.

All this is carry-on tehehe

All this is carry-on tehehe

Delayed,
Helen β™₯

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