THIS IS CHINA.

meimei & beijing
~ Wednesday, December 14 ~
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i miss china. i’ll do anything to go back. i really wanna keep speaking chinese and interact with people there. i hope i can get a yale-china internship.


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~ Tuesday, August 23 ~
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chinese people and love (oooohh..)

sooo august 6th was china’s valentine’s day. not that china really needed this valentine’s day since china already celebrates the 2/14 valentine’s day. with a lot of balloons and flowers too! but love and dating in china is really interesting. from my observation at least. it seems for some people like my mother’s cousin it’s hard for her to find a boyfriend. partly cause chinese indonesians are picky, partly because there are more chinese indonesian females than there are boys. but in china, it’s a different story. there are more chinese males than there are chinese females. so these boys are whipped, like crazy. one of the most common sights you see in beijing are couples where the guy is wearing his girlfriend’s purse. and i do not mean carrying it while his girlfriend is looking at clothes or something like that, but wearing it on his shoulders or around his body like he owns it. so basically girls with boyfriends don’t carry anything. it’s true. climbing up the taishan, i saw lots of couples and the girls went without anything while their boyfriends carried the backpack or something like that. and me and my full backpack with one 1.5L water bottle and one 2.sthL water bottle was thinking - yeah girl, pass me on these steps, cause you’re carrying absolutely nothing. but anyways, i wouldn’t want my boyfriend to be carrying my ladypurse like it’s his. also, apparently guys buy their girls a lot of things. they go shopping and just pick up the check. must be super expensive to have a girlfriend in china. better save up boys! 

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~ Monday, August 22 ~
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食物 (+other comments)

i know it’s been a little more than a week since i’ve been back from china but i still have much to talk about, much to reminisce about from china. one thing being food. i went to dinner with my mother and some of her friends the other day at some sichuan restaurant and to tell you the truth it was really terrible. not like real chinese food. my mom can complain all she wants about food in beijing, what she says is nothing compared to food in shanghai but i’ve come to love food in beijing. even after two months i was always finding something new and i could deal with the regular food we had around school. not to mention that food in china is especially cheap. even foreign food in china is better sometimes.

this is what sichuan food should look like..all that 麻 and all that 辣.

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~ Thursday, August 4 ~
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the hp and transformers themed club LOL.

the hp and transformers themed club LOL.


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china nightlife

i realized i haven’t posted about nightlife here. in fact, i would say i don’t go out that much, mostly cause my friend that i usually hang out with isn’t into that. but this past weekend i had a real night out. not gonna lie, i really like to dance. so on saturday night i went out with three other friends and we went to the infamous sanlitunr. i’ve been there before, but that night was different because i would be there much later than i’ve ever been there. we started on bar street and then moved to workers stadium which is a whole circle of bars. i only payed for one, mix. and then we went around to lots of free ones. they were really fun actually. we walked from one to the other when we got bored or creeped out. we found a harry potter and transformers themed club. dropped my friend off at beijing’s leading gay nightclub, destination. it’s surprisingly out there. not really some underground gay nightclub cause there are just lots of gay couples standing around. all of them gay male couples in fact. after taking history of sexuality at yale i’m actually really interested in the sexuality in china. we actually had an interesting lecture at PiB about sexuality in china and how this question came up when a university student asked what the english translation for sexuality was in chinese. translating foucault’s history of sexuality into chinese faced lots of problems. i mean even the english translation is complicated! anywho, this nightclub welcomed you with two rainbow flags like curtains over the entrance and life-size posters of two men in tight undies. and in

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an old chinese pop song but been listening to it a lot, 呵呵!and i can understand lots of it now! 


~ Tuesday, August 2 ~
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savoring last moments here in china. the weather was actually nice today. i’m sad to be leaving this country. and there’s still so much i haven’t written about. more to come.