Saturday, 17 April 2010
By The Numbers
1: The number of new cities I visited this weekend. (Wuzhen)
2: The number of new animals I ate this weekend: turtle (I felt a little guilty about eating one of my favorite animals but it was good) and sparrow (TINY but pretty tasty).
3: The number of boat rides we took on canals through Wuzhen.
4: The number of containers of tea I brought back. One was a free gift. The other three were part of a special deal for babaocha (one of my favorite teas), how could I resist?
5: The number of books in the Chinese comic set I bought about the Monkey King. I figured it would be a fun way to practice Chinese.
6: I can't think of anything for six so I will just use this place to say I bought the area's specialty: rice wine. It came in a bamboo container. I have yet to try it,
7: The floor of the hotel we stayed in. I shared a room with my boss, Luo.
8: The number of chapters I read during the trip in the book I am reading, "A Short History of Nearly Everything" by Bill Bryson. I think everyone should read this book. I am enjoying it immensely.
9x10: The amount in RMB I paid for a hand carved driftwood statue with a Buddha face.
11: The approximate amount of weeks I have before I move back to America. I told Pinghe that I will not be coming back for a third year. I may have cried. They told me I was always welcome here and that they hoped I would come back. I may have cried again. Now I just need to find a job back in America...