Hey My Loves!
It has been a definite while since I have come to you and given you the real perspective from my life here in Shanghai, China. I really have no clue where to start because soooooo much has happened since my arrival here. There have been mountainous ups and dangerously low downs! But even in the most craziest times, like now, when I am so far outside my comfort level….My Whimsy will not be broken!
So lets get started shall we…
So I must say…I was not expecting such a small dorm room for two souls to dwell in at the same time…every single day and night…but I have learned to adjust and its been pretty amazing so far!
Now once we got here there was absolutely NO Wi-Fi!!! Yes you read correctly….absolutely NO Wi-Fi in my dorm or on campus…now the campus library has it, however it takes forever for the Homepage screen to load. I must say the lack of Internet has really made me think of how Internet is strangely the life-line to my generation…especially seeing my floor mates go through “Instagram” withdrawls! I went without Internet for about a week straight…which I am surprised I made it through because I was desperate to talk to my mother the entire time! OMG!!!
Though, on to another matter…HOT WATER! WOW…SO YOU HAVE NO CLUE WHAT LIFE IS LIKE TO PAY PER GALLON ON HOT WATER…
I have come to find that the Chinese take their natural resources soooo much more seriously than Americans do. I was seriously shocked when I found out that we actually have to pay for the hot water in our rooms.
I recently did my laundry for the first time here and there aren’t any dryers so we hang the clothes on the terrace railing outside of our dorm rooms. I was sooooo excited to do this because I had never had a reason to do it before…with dryers and all in the US.
The card that we use for our hot water in the shower is the same card we have to use to get food from the cafeteria. Where the food is seriously questionable! So I try to keep it safe with vegetables and rice, with a pot sticker every once in a while.
I mean have been to a few food places that are pretty cute…One place in the Cloud 9 mall a few blocks away has this adorable eatery that is “Alice and Wonderland” themed with whimsical presentation and all…Mmmmmmm!!!
But this ain’t even the half…so stay tuned for SOOOOOOOO MUCH MORE!!!