These days I don’t have much inspiration to write blogs because it’s been a while since the last time we went on a trail or did something fun. We go to Forestry Exhibition Hall almost everyday, where we work with a very nice girl but still I do not enjoy working there at all. What we have to do is presenting about the work and life of people living on Taipingshan decades ago. As I don’t speak Chinese, Joyyi and Julie take charge of the presentation in Chinese while I have to wait for foreign tourists to perform my English version. Since we worked here, we just saw only one “potential foreign tourist” passing by but lucky enough for me, he took no interest in dropping in our Exhibition Hall, where I was almost ready, waiting for him to show off some knowledge about Taipingshan. Poor me!
A desperate and boring moment of mine working at Forestry Exhibition Hall
This is my closest friend in Forestry Exhibition Hall. She's with me almost every single moment there. She helps me count the number of tourists coming in.
But still we have some fun together here hehe
Anyway, I think I’ve been complaining too much on this entry. It’s time for the sunshine to get in this dark world hehe. I’m writing this to share with you guys about my freaking crazy funny yesterday. It was so awesome that I cannot wait until the next Tuesday to reminisce about it. After such a long day working at the Forestry Exhibition Hall, my team called 3JMC went to Mc Donald for dinner. Discount time at Mc Donald anyway haha. Apart from 5 members of my team, there was another guy whose English name is Jeremy accompanying us. We got to know more each other after the Summer Camp and I must admit that he is a very nice and caring guy. Anyway, let’s get back to our dinner at Mc Donald. I really enjoyed the time there because I was hungry like crazy and we had lots of “laughing to death” moments there chit chatting with each other. We practiced 4 different languages including English, Chinese, Vietnamese, Malay with various topics from my creativeness in making Chinese sentence like “I am as beautiful as paradise” to serious matter around the world like the severe tsunami in Japan. We also had some pronunciation competition among different languages and I must say some sounds in Chinese are really difficult to pronounce. For example I cannot satisfy my teacher Julie whenever I try to pronounce the second sound of the word “delicious”. Seriously, I’m afraid that after 2 months here in
striving my utmost to practice Chinese sounds, my mouth may change into a funny
shape. Should I ignore teacher Julie’s enthusiasm then?
One of my Chinese lessons with "teacher Julie" if you wanna have a look
(Source: Julie's blog)
And funny enough, I also taught my Taiwanese friends and Joyyi some Vietnamese slangs of teenagers. In Vietnamese, when someone tells you a boring story then you should give him such a comment as “thieu’ muoi’ (lack of salt)”. In another case, if you see someone doing something unreasonable or stupid that you can find no way to understand then you may use this expression “bo tay”. My friends practiced like a lot with these 2 expression and I bet they will surprise any Vietnamese using “thieu muoi” and “bo tay” haha.
Mc Donald in Luodong
After triggering such a noisy atmosphere on the second floor of Mc Donald, we had to say goodbye to Jeremy and headed to Watson for some cosmetic things. Watson has sales a lot so sale-loving girls like us couldn’t help it but spent nearly 45 minutes there. I felt a little sorry for Jam at first as I thought he would take no interest in discount stuffs but he rapidly found his own world with cosmetics for men haha. After spending a lot of money for Watson products and chit chatting with the salesperson, we headed to the night market for window shopping. It was a hard decision whether we should go there or not because there was too much temptation of over spending there. But finally we yielded to our shopaholic desire anyway and I felt sorry for Jam again because he wanted to get back home but we, the girls just dragged him around despite his hopeless defense. LOL.
This is one of Joyyi and I's favorite clothes shop
Then Jam got crazy and he kept talking in English even though everyday he rarely speaks English. I felt weird but thanks god I could talk with him more haha. Our walk around the night market finished with saying goodbye to another considerable amount of money as well. We got into a “Made in
shoes store and found our favorite ones. Julie and Joyyi bought 2 similar pairs
of shoes of different color while I decided to buy a new released pair of
shoes, which I have to wait till the following week for my proper size. I also
bought a super cute pant and fashionable T-shirt for my little niece back home,
which were a little bit expensive but I feel satisfied because finally I could
choose something nice for her.
Made in Taiwan shoes store
This shoe is cute, isn't it? But not for me anw LOL
When we came back to our dorm, it was almost 10 p.m. I bet the very first thing when we got in our room was checking how much money was left after such crazy spending. You can guess how our faces looked like. I tried to get over my sorrow from finance matters by putting on a mask for a brighter facial look. Haha. Joyyi was deeply into her passion of watching cartoons haha. I’m now writing such a long story and thinking back Jam’s stupid body languages when he wanted to describe a shrimp, wet tissue, tsunami in Japan and some other crazy things that I forget by now. Goodbye for now! PS: my Chinese is getting better. Yesterday I could talk with a tourist at Forestry Exhibition Hall for a few sentences and I felt so so so happy about that. Okay, bye!
By Chi Creamie ^^!