(I wrote this last Friday but forgot to send it until now….)
So, of course, there is other stuff happening besides puppies. I did a few short trips on weekends, and hang out with my friends a lot, mainly with food and Karaoke.
Last weekend, I went back to Hefei, Anhui Province, to see my grandparents, and my aunts, uncles, and cousins. I took Gaotie, the train that travels over 300km/hr. It took about 4hrs to go from Beijing to Hefei. (Zizz I think it takes shorter to go to Hunan) It rained all weekend, but I was told that the weather was much more comfortable than previous days, when the temperature was 36-38°C (97-100°F). I had a lot of very homey food: various kinds of vegetables, some sort of fresh-water eel, some other kind of fish, oh and silken tofu of my favorite kind of flavor (this is for breakfast).
My grandparents stayed with me and my parents until I was 16, so I’m very close to them. They are getting older and their health sometimes worries us, so I try to go back as much as I can. My grandma told me to bring my boyfriend next summer. -_- We’ll see how that goes….
|The train speed was 305km/h. And the ticket was fairly cheap.|
|Rainbow after the rain. The air quality hasn’t been bad except for one weekend, and the sky looks like this when the weather is good.|
I’ve also been hanging out with my friends a lot. Most of them were my classmates both in middle school and high school – the schools in China divide every year into several fixed classes, each with ~40 students – so we pretty much witness each other grow up and are just like a big family. It’s really great to see them and talk and go out.
|Jialin is singing a very old song which I haven’t heard of…. The white chunk is bowls and plates containing food.|
|With Tianyu and Karen outside the restaurant.|