上海 Blog #31
Saturday June 20th, 2015
Local Time: 22:01 Shanghai Time
Slept in. Noodle placed it just one more time (couldn’t pass it up). We all dressed up for our second to last day in Shanghai. On the docket for the day was the so-called “M50.” Apparently a while ago, some factories and warehouses were shut down and converted to Shanghai’s most famous art district. Some of the exhibits were breathtaking. Some of them were just down right disturbing. All of them looked expensive.
In the subway juncture, shao laoshi picked up some watermelon and honeydomelon to bring to Zhai laoshi’s house as a gift since she was kind enough to invite all fifteen students plus Ma and Shao into her home. The metro ride took about an hour or more in total. I don’t know how Zhai can stomach the commute everday, but to be able to purchase an affordable apartment in Shanghai, you really just have to do what you have to do.
The apartment was very old on the outside, but Zhai and her husband’s room on the top floor was spic and span. Although it was small, it still fit all 19 of us comfortably. Little blue booties were presented to each guest to avoid trail of dirt as we entered the home.
We all ate KFC and Pizza Hut and Chinese snacks while reminiscing about our trip, listening to music and joking around. The music selections were top 40 in the world, which of course meant they were mostly all American selections. We did put in a few requests for some of the Chinese songs we’ve heard in tourist destinations; yes, that includes that one song that they played at pretty much every souvenir shop from Hangzhou to Suzhou.
Saying goodbye to Ma, Shao and especially Zhai was way hard. Too hard. I’m glad we all got a chance to pow-wow regarding the goals we full filled on the trip prior to leaving Zhai’s house. 吗，翟和邵 all made it clear we were welcome to visit them anytime we could make another trip across the pond. Zhai also even offered up her little apartment for overnight stays, which was incredibly nice of her. Hopefully all fifteen of us don’t decide to come back at the same time to call in her offer.
我有一个日(I have only more day).