I woke up and opened my curtains like I do every morning. This time, I was met with a wall of white. Not snow, fog! It was so horrible. When I finally got downstairs to head for the bus stop, I saw that everything above the 7th floor of the hotel was covered in fog. Driving, you couldn't see probably 50 feet in front of you. It's amazing I didn't pass more accidents than I did!
Notes forgotten from past blogs—
1) The "squatty potty" is way more prevalent than I imagined it would be. There will be a nice restaurant, and it has a squatty potty. If you don't know what that is, google pictures of china toilets.
2) Why the heck did mom send me some 200 travel packets of Kleenex?? Oh, yeah. I use them for tp at the squatty potty, because they don't have any, and also the change in climate has really messed up my nose. Thanks, mom :-)
Sometimes I really think communication is getting better between me and the techs. They respond a bit more, and some who really didn't speak English when I first got there, well, I'm finding out that they do in fact speak some. Then, they'll break off into Chinese between themselves, and I can't help but wonder if they're talking about me some. You know what I mean?
I'm starting to get a cough :-( I think from the weather. It's cold, humid, and polluted. It's mainly a tickle in my throat that makes me cough. Not like coughing spells, just random throat-clearing small coughs, you know? Boo.
I didn't go out for dinner tonight. Didn't do anything special, really. I took a short walk after work to find a hairbrush cause I forgot mine, and this hotel comb just isn't cutting it. I also picked up some sweet rolls (they're really just like mini hoagie buns) and a tube of oreos. So right now, I'm dipping oreos in hot cocoa. I'm all ready for bed. Just waiting for Chris to get online so I can say hi.