Tuesday, December 8, 2009

Reading Comprehension

Today my 综合 teacher told me my reading was excellent. Which is good and all, except she sounded so surprised. I mean, yes thanks, I am not actually the class dunce. I misread one character: I said 住 (zhu) instead of 往 (wang). I’ve done worse, certainly, but I felt like she thought I was incompetent.

Just when I thought I was getting good at this shit.

In other news, I have a new hot water bottle. It is red and soft and fuzzy. They sell electric hot water bottles here, but I just… the thought of the combination of electricity and water seemed like a recipe for disaster, so no. Just no.

Friday, December 4, 2009

Friday's Photo

This was taken last Thursday, in Tiger Leaping Gorge.
I wanted to include one that I took on Friday morning, but alas, it seems to be on Mum's camera which is back in Australia.
On Friday morning, eating breakfast with this view, my Dad turns to me and says, "Where's the entrance to the Mountain Kingdom?"
And I say, "What?" thinking he's being serious.
Dad says, "Where do I go to knock on the secret door by moonlight so I can go into the under the mountain kingdom?" (and he calls me a geek).
I say, "Dad there is thing called fiction..."
Later on, when we were hiking, I looked at the mountains and saw what looked like a tiny cave mouth near the top of the gorge on the other side. (The photo on Mum's camera.)
"Look Dad," I said, "Moria."
"Let's go!" he replied.