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Let’s go fly a kite, up to the highest height

28 Apr

Tianjin gets much more fun when the weather warms up. For example…

Kite-flying!

Angry Birds. Because it's China.

Angry Birds kite. Because it’s China.

A couple students and I ventured out into an empty, grassy expanse on campus, in full view of many students passing by to get dinner, and ran around the field like frolicking five-year-olds. It was just as much fun as I remembered.

The Tianjin wind served us well.

The never-ending Tianjin wind served us well.

Subpar camera skills, but three lovely people.

Subpar camera skills, but three lovely people.

In my business writing class, we had a particularly interesting activity involving cowboy hat factories in Thailand being threatened by a raging elephant.

Complete with illustrations!

Complete with illustrations!

Due to Chinese Labor Day, we had to work the weekend to make up for the three-day holiday. Working THREE WHOLE DAYS in a row seriously lowered my motivation, so I decided to have class outside by the pond. This quickly became “let’s put flowers in our hair and take pictures and ask Kirsten a lot of weird questions.”

So much better than sitting in a stuffy classroom.

So much better than sitting in a stuffy classroom.

And finally, we had some dang good hot pot at 海底捞with a couple cool cats we met at a coffee shop. High-quality beef, boneless fish, scallops, the works!  The service is also top-notch… they refilled our water and gave us cloths to clean our glasses in case they fogged up from the hot pot. And best of all, our kind host footed the bill! Rosie the Riveter was pleased.

American Freedom approves of this meal.

American Freedom approves of this meal.

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Posted by on April 28, 2013 in Life, Tianjin, University

 

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