17.03.2010 - 17.03.2010
China fact #6 - Random asian men think I'm so hot, that after taking a picture with them, they try to get my MSN screen name.
Okay, so today was AMAZING.... I loveeee Shanghai. Today was really busy too.
We started the day off with a silk factory. It was pretty cool except for the fact that I was firstly reminded that to get silk, they BOIL the silk worms alive, and secondly that I'm the only one in America (it seems) who knows how silk is made (or at least that it comes from worms). Well anyway, I ended up contributing to the mass murder and bought THE MOST PERFECT AND AMAZING silk pillow cover + pillow *swoons*
After the factory, we visited a formerly private traditional Chinese garden, recently opened up to the public. It was so beautiful there I could have cried! It was exactly like I imaged it'd be, with magnolia trees, pagodas, ponds with koi fish, and cute little bridges surrounded by bamboo <3
I wish I could go back there and just sit for hours *more swooning*
Right next to the garden was this awesome shopping epicenter. There were so many people and stores, it was amazing. Sadly, we only stayed for like 15 minutes, so I don't have much to say about it.
On the way back to the bus, though, something fun DID happen. The horde of street people trying to sell you everything and anything attacked us again, this time with these squishy piggies that would splat all the way flat when you threw them, then pop back into shape! Omg they were so amazing and soooo cheap, we HAD to buy a few! teheeee (mine are gold and classic pink)
After lunch we visited the urban planning center and museum. But, seeing as the center was pretty boring (as was the museum), we'll skip to the really funnn part of my afternoon. I saw this really reaaaaally cute Asian (of whom you will see pictures of on facebook, or w/e medium I choose to upload pictures to). My friend who was with me at the time suggested I ask him for a picture. I of course refused and she insisted. Our battle continued until eventually I worked up the courage to ask the guy for a picture with him. Of course he's confused at first, but agrees anyway. Then, he asks me if I have an MSN! I of course don't, apologize, then walk away with my friend, giggling like crazy. THEN maybe 20 minutes later, he walks by us, stops, and starts to chat us up! We talked about a few random things, and he asked again if there was any way he could contact me, how crazy! He was just sooo awfully cute and perfectly Asian <3
Well anyway, that was the high point of the day, cuz what could be more flattering than a cute and persistent Asian?
The final part of our day consisted of an Acrobatics show after dinner. It'd be impossible to explain the show, so I'll only say OMG THAT WAS THE MOST AMAZING THING I'VE EVER SEEN LWKJAKWJE;AIJWAE;AIJWIE;J *dies*
Seriously! They had so much talent I was almost brought to tears.... ah!
Well anyway, I'm really tired cuz I actually worked out today (ran a mile and a half).... but yeay I got to have a wonderful shower again <3
So byeee for now!
P.S. I'll probably buy internet tomorrow, though only for enough time to get my blogs up, seeing as they seem to charge per minute here -_-