Lets just say, I actually enjoyed being away from my family for one week in Beijing with my 27 Beijing-mates. There were 150 students in Grade 7 and 27 were going to Beijing, the rest to Chang-Mai. Although we spent a lot of time on the bus going back and forth, there will be some unforgettable moments in the trip such as Ethan getting high on Mountain Dew after the acrobat show, the 4-star toilet (I’m not kidding), The Great Wall Torture…I mean hike and of course the most memorable, the Pearl Market.
The first night, No Dinner, We had to find our own dinner at the Night Market, no food was provided. Without being boring an going to KFC or McDonald just because it’s easy. We’re in China now, we’re able to speak Chinese and order food, so w just went into a department store after walking for a little bit and there were like 15-19 choices are on the directions map. That’s when we started arguing about where we should go since all of us wanted different locations. We couldn’t split up so again Kenneth stepped in and said we’re eating Ramen. The photo above is us at the Ramen place, without the food, we ordered all our meals that the size of a fifth of the table and we ate it all only costing 113 RMB, talk about cheap, I was expecting it to be like 200-350 RMB giving this is a real restaurant and our meal is quite big and we had five people having meals that size.
During the trip, it was stress-free an i was just being myself and having a good time, I think I showed being a risk-taker the most because well, I took all the hard ways in the great wall and I even just did a little rock climbing to prevent myself form falling down 50 meters down. The Pearl Market, okay I admit, even my group had some, ‘AYYIIIIEEE’ moments in market even myself and we had run a few times. I even tried new local Chinese food…and ended up throwing up afterwards, I even went into stinky toilet without getting grossed out when I needed to go.
I also displayed was principled because I knew when things were getting out of hand I stopped, I also didn’t fool around and start trolling the shop vendors just because it was funny and fun to run away and laugh, okay I was a little bit of an idiot at sometimes, but at least I was obedient most of the time and when instructions to be cautious came on, I was being extra cautious like the rickshaw ride and The Great Wall.
We also helped in a local school learning P.E aka military camp, Kung Fu, streamlines and we semi taught English and I asked a awkward question in the Beijing Trip In a Local School…about the Math Exam.
In all and all, the trip was really epic except for some epic fails here and there.