Qianmen: The Center of The Universe

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Today I moved from Ibis Hotel to 365 Inn at Qianmen. My colleagues went home, so I was alone now :-(

After I checked in, I decided to walk around Qianmen and take lots of photos. I brought 2 cameras, mine: the pocket one and Simsim's: the DLSR one. I told her that I will practice to use DLSR camera first before I buy one, so I borrowed hers ;D

While I was walked around, I noticed that some, or many people stared at me. Young, old, by stealth, or without disguise. When I caught them do that, I looked at them and smiled. When I did that to old people, usually they smiled back or even waved their hands. But, when I did that to young people, they would pretend that they didn't see me :P

Even when I was sitting at a bench, people would turned their heads to look at me. An old couple, looked and smiled at me. I smiled back to them. The man offered to help me to take my own picture. Of course, he used body language in saying that. And I received his offer using body language as well ;D

After a while, I realized why people did that. I looked around to convince myself on my conclusion. Yep, I knew now, it was because I looked like an alien here. I was the one and only woman who was wearing head scarf here ;D

Yay, I feel like the center of the universe!!!!

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