Saturday, September 18, 2010

The new house!

I just moved in my new house. A house, just with me and my friends. As you can imagine, it is A LOT different.

1. My mom isn't yelling at me.
2. I don't hear about my brothers all the time.
3. I am hanging out with my friends.
4. I get to see Kevin all the time.
5. I live in the city!!
6. I am on my way, for good.
7. I get to do what I want, how I want it.
8. I eat SO WELL. As in, healthy and smaller portions.
9. I can chose what I eat. Mommy doesnt make a menu anymore.
10. I cant laze around all day if I want.

It is a great feeling, and really a milestone in my life. I finally know what it is like to be a little more independent - even if Mom wants me home every Saturday.
There is obviously some negatives.

1. I am already started to be annoyed by my friends.
2. I am SO POOR. - I spent so much money on gas.
3. I still have to deal with my witch landlady.
4. I work a lot more.
5. I come home as exhausted as a hard working husband. (Where is my wife?)

Basically, there is always a bad side to everything in life, but I think that this was a good choice for my personal growth. I am glad I get to experience something so fun, and exhilarating. I will just have to eat lots of pasta ;]

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Beijing - China

Hey Gang!

I have been ... a lazy lazy person! But here is my post about Beijing!
We did a lot of touristy thing in Beijing, expect for going to the bookstore, where I bought a lot of book for cheap!!

We went to the Great Wall. I got sick, and so had to stop at the first tour guard. Kevin climbed all the way to the top of that section though!
I remember the stairs being halfway to my calf, and I was already sweating after the first three minutes. :/ I am so americanly out of shape!

We also went to the Imperial gardens. Gorgeous! If I was an empress I would want to live there for sure! It was giant, and so calming. Even with the hundreds of people running around and the crappy weather.

We went to the Temple of Paradise, which was pretty cool, but very quick to look at. We could have spent 30 minutes there and be happy. The architecture was really close to the Imperial Gardens and to the Forbidden City.

So obviously, we also went to the Forbidden City, which was not as cool as I expected. Everything looks very similar, and because I didn't understand the guide so I didn't get any of the cool background story :/

I wish I had pictures to show you, but I don't have any on this computer. I hope to steal them from Kevin again :]

Anyway, I have a lot more to tell you about regular life :P So keep posted!