The Voice Update:
Well, symptoms worsened gradually, my head began to ache a bit and I began to feel a bit tired. "It's just allergies" I said, or rather “只是过敏的效果吧。” But alas, today my throat is very swollen and I feel very tired. Now, I have an audition in two days for The Voice in China. I'm not too worried. Not because I think I'll get through, but really because I don't see myself going through even without being sick, so yeah. Saturday they'll narrowing the top 160 in my province (Jiangsu 江苏 population 78,659,903) to 30 people, then on Sunday they're narrowing it down from 30 people to 5. After that it's the TV rounds.
I live with a Chinese couple!
|Me and the fun couple I live with! (Me, Hua Song, and Delia) They have a kitten named Gulu. I like to blow on its face.|
This month's Beatles album is "The Beatles (white album)" AND a bonus album, "The Magical Mystery Tour". I love them both!!! Listening to them now :) OK, back to China.
|You know you're in China when...|
OK, below you see a panorama. It was literally taken across the street from where I live. Every night there are TONS of people here. I LOVE it! I love seeing China become more developed. For instance, the big thing right now is rollerblading. Many people rent roller blades here and ride around. They usually not very good. I love seeing it though. Chinese people are so cute. Also, I'm finally beginning to see Chinese people go running. YES!!! While many still run in jeans and regular T-shirts, it's a great start for Chinese people. I run around this lake and pass through this part of the trail.
|The building on the left is pretty cool. We call it 裤子城 which means "Pants City".|
|The tall building behind me is the building I currently work at. Here I am just waiting for the bus to take me home.|
|Left to right: Coco, Joey, Winnie, Oliver, Vivian, me, Ricky|
These were taken with my phone. On Sundays I'll go out and go people watching. I was peacefully sitting on a bench when I took this picture.
|The first (and only at this point) obviously gay Chinese couple I've seen. Going out like this is quite a bold move here in China. I feel bad for them, for it's especially difficult being gay in China.|
|I got a hair cut.|
I find myself taking more videos than I do pictures. In this day and age I think that's OK, but I still should take more pictures. I plan on shooting a video with my DSLR at one point, but I'm not sure what it's going to be yet.
Everyday is seriously a new adventure. I NEVER know where I'll end up or who I'll be with. I meet strangers all the time who I end up having dinner with and what not. I love it. I love people. My future is still a huge mystery to me. I have no idea where I'm headed in life, but it doesn't worry me, it excites me.
More adventures to come!