I only had two classes today one in the morning and one in the late afternoon. I spent the rest of my time in the office shooting the shit, watching youtube/netflix, reading articles, catching up on Chinese profanity and booking our flight to Xi’an.
From the list of profanity via wikipedia. Here are some of my favorites, Mom and Dad I want to apologize for all the words you’re about to read.
- 肏你祖宗十八代 (cào nǐ zǔzōng shíbā dài) Fuck your ancestors to the eighteenth generation
- This one is apparently VERY bad. Summer, this awesome office administrator that helps Syd and I out immensely, told me that those are some fighting words.
- 混蛋 (hún dàn) Mixed egg
- Individual who has at least two biological fathers and one biological mother, the idea being that the mother mated with two or more males in quick succession and a mosaic embryo was formed.
- 白痴 (bái chī)
- To be mentally retarded
- 我靠 (wǒ kào) “Well fuck me!”, “Fuck!”, “Fuckin’ awesome!” or “Holy shit!”
We had a fun time discussing these in the office.
Also had a ton of trouble trying to book the flight from Shanghai to Xi’an from the office. For whatever reason there was a lot of errors occurring on Ctrip, China’s Expedia. But damn! Booking a trip with them within China is CHEAP! I looked at the same flights using Google Flights and a single flight from Google is the equivalent of what we paid for 3 flights using Ctrip. I ultimately booked the flight when I got home by calling their customer service line. They had some great english speaking employees and the whole process was easy.
After booking our flight we decided to have some dumplings down the street. I love that place. It’s fun seeing the women gossip away as they create these perfect dumplings. Their actions have become so automatic that they don’t need to concentrate at all and each one they make is absolute perfection.
On my way in there was a tree decorated with monkeys and flowers with monkeys since the building I work in is decorating for Chinese New Year. I taught a total of 4 classes today and it was so boring! We did have a meeting and they will be changing our hours again! Whatever hopefully mine will be blocked together instead of these huge ass breaks. I learned how to make a lei out of yarn and it is really easy and very relaxing. Ash and I Skyped for a while and caught up on life. I can’t believe 2 of my sisters will be 21 this year. Damn, my sisters will be legal to drink!
At work a coworker gave me a pineapple beer that said low alcohol content; well it wasn’t and I was feeling pretty good at work. I also tried Chinese Reese’s (AMAZEBALLS) and Cumin Lamb Flavored Lays, basically Spicy BBQ flavored is the best way to describe it.
We got our Tiesto tickets for Feb 23rd!! So excite! When I got home Wally was not home and not 1 minute more he showed up! It was so crazy that we did not see each other the whole way home but were so close to each other. We bought the Xi’an tickets for when Matt is out here. Xi’an is where the terracotta warriors are from. I am so looking forward to this trip. It will be a short trip but so fun and interesting!!
Wally and I had the peanut sauce dumplings that have grown on me a lot since we got here. They are pretty heavy so it is basically 2 meals every time we get them. So warm on a cold night.