Youth Will Be Youth
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The day really began when Ike, Katie and Ray picked up Wei and me. With no idea of what was on todayâ€™s menu nor plan of action I just went for the ride. We paused a moment at East Lake to catch a quick boat ride. Iâ€™ve never had this kind of boat ride before and I must say, once you got past the fear of falling into the water it was pretty exciting. Ike and I are the only ones who know how to swim so we were the only ones who didnâ€™t wear life jackets; I had Wei and Katie on either side of me. There is just something about sitting with your friends in a tiny, low cut boat with a woman behind rowing it gently as you gaze out at the grey waters that makes you want to rest your eyes for but a moment. The Dragon Boat festival is to be the next day granted weather is good and we had our own little performance as a team practiced on the same lake; their steady drumming a soothing melody to match the rocking of waves.
Now not everyone appreciates plants, but if you are one of those rare few people like me who enjoy a wonderful coloured flower or the unique twisting trunk of a tree then Chinaâ€™s botanical gardens are for you. The Chinese not only house a larger variety of plant species than I have ever witnessed, but they also craft it all into an eye pleasing display. I wish I could put into words just how beautiful these plants and displays were but I truly believe it is a must experience to fully appreciate situation.
Ike is also a huge fan of table top games. Now for those who donâ€™t know, because I was one of them as we donâ€™t have this in my country, table top games is where you can go to a place and they supply you with all kinds of games like clue, monopoly etc. for a fee. We had eaten at Pizza Hut previous to this and two of Rayâ€™s friends joined us for the games. First we played a game of cards. The idea is you pick an egg card from the pile, donâ€™t look and stick it to you forehead. Everyone can see what egg you are (duck, chicken, rainbow, broken, big egg, small egg) but you, and you can see everyone else. You go around the table to each person and your options are: guess what egg you are and win if you guess right. Stick with the egg you are and hope that the egg everyone wants to break is not yours or decided everyone is planning to break your egg, toss yours down and pick a new egg; declaring what egg you want to break instead.
At this point Wei and I are living at her auntâ€™s house as we had to vacate the other place upon my teaching resignation. Itâ€™s a great place, great family; very friendly.
Today finally came to an end with Wei, myself and her family watching Chinese horror movies and snuggling together under the safety of a mosquito tent. Haha you little bloodsuckers, canâ€™t touch this!
Red Cat Ate:
(To be updated)
Red Cat â€˜s Firsts:
- Boat ride on the lake
- Seeing a Dragon boat
- Using a squat toilet
- Seeing a tree so horribly and yet naturally twisted
- Someone wanting a picture with me because I am a foreigner