Today we had a fairly interesting day. We made our way to the Jade Buddha Temple. Honestly once you’ve seen a temple in China you’ve seen em all. It might be a bit ignorant for me to say that but, I don’t feel as though each one is unique enough to make me want to go see it.
After the temple we headed over to the French Concession to see the actual house that held the first meeting of the Chinese Communist Party. It was pretty cool walking through the same hall ways as Mao and entering the very same room that held many historic meetings.
Following the Congress of the CCP we met up with my friend Eddy and just cought up on his life. We got some good traveling tips around Japan and Cambodia from him. It was nice meeting up with him.
We finally got paid today and just ran a bunch of errands and ended up home chilling out. SO EXCITE FOR TOMORROW!
Up and out early today. I let Wally sleep and I got ready and headed to the bank to see if we got paid and pay everything else. Nope still no monies. I came back and Wally was mad that I had left. I did tell him I was leaving even though he was half asleep. We headed out and I tried a tiramisu latte from the little cafe we go too. Not the best, I always try something new and it does not work out, stick to what you like it is much better. Today we rode 3 metro lines that I have not been on yet which was pretty cool. Our first stop on today’s Sunday adventure was the Jade Buddha Temple, we followed the instructions in my book on how to get there but they did not work out, so we ducked into a Starbucks to speak to an employee (most speak English) and find out where we needed to go. The employee did not know but another customer came over and helped us. We got back on the metro and headed over there. It was a nice temple and some of the Buddhas were incredible. The one that was made of jade was carved out of a single piece of jade. So beautiful. We said a prayer for Wally’s Popo. Miss her alot. After we headed to the site of the First National Congress of the Communist Party. The building is in the French Concession and we started to see all the set ups for New Year’s Eve. I am so excited!! Tomorrow is going to be fucking epic!!!!!!!!!! Pictures to come. The museum was very interesting and it is cool to see the room that this secret meeting took place in and somewhere that Mao stood. We headed to Eddys place (Wally’s friend who lives here). His place is so cute and reminds me of our old apartment. After a few hours we came back home and checked our accounts and we finally got paid! Now to grocery shop and pay our water bill. Well come to find out we missed paying our water bill at the grocery store by one day!!! UGH! Luckily our realtor is going to take care of it and tomorrow we will be paying for Feb, Mar, Apr rent so we will be taken care of and we do not have 18,000 yuan sitting in our house. Did more around the house and laid out the outfits for tomorrow since we both have to work and the minute Wally comes home we are eating and leaving to the bottle opener. There was a security guard who spoke almost perfect English who helped us with directions today, it is always surprising when I ask in Mandarin if they speak English and then they smile, say that they do and we are able to communicate perfectly. 🙂
Wally tried on his dress clothes and it looks like a little boy trying on his dad’s clothes. He is swimming in everything he owns. I cannot believe it. We were able to find a shirt that does not look to baggy and he put his vest on and it is a little better but my God my husband is shrinking away!
On a side note I had a student a few days ago who loved country music, all I kept thinking about was the Asian family in Drop Dead Gorgeous who adopted the red haired girl!! I love that movie haha