I’ve heard all my life that you are to do unto others as you would have them do unto you. This morning Mary and Edwin invited me and a couple other friends over for coffee and cinnamon rolls. After breakfast the girls and I decided to go shopping in a district known as Crazy Street.
With Angela leading the way, Mary, Kayla and I took the 538 bus to Guanggu where the nearest Metro stop is so we could catch a subway to Hanko (across the river). The Metro was every bit as crowded as the bus. When the girls and I were getting on the subway, which involved a bit of pushing and prodding to get on in a timely manor, a Chinese girl in front of me was holding up the line. As I watched, her shoe with a spiky high heel was wedged in the opening of the door frame to the train, with her foot still inside. I reached down and pulled on her shoe really hard to get it free. The rest of the time on the train, the girl talked to us using what little English she knew. She told us thank you profusely. At one point I saw her diamond ring on the middle finger of her left hand, and asked her if she was engaged. She was, and showed me a picture of her baby. When we got off at our stop, the girl got off with us even thought it was not her stop, and guided us to the shopping district where she insisted on buying me, Mary, Angela and Kayla a drink.
Here’s a picture of my new friend and I with our bubble teas.
Today is National Day, the start of my October holiday which will last Oct 1st-7th. Being that schools and government offices are shut down for the next few days, everyone in China is traveling. I believe that all 10 million people living in Wuhan were out on the streets today. Here’s the bus we rode on (On a side note, I would like to point out that I’m getting a lot better at this taking the bus thing).
Lunch was at Pizza Hut which in China is a nice, sit down restaurant, and Kayla and I ordered a Pepperoni Pizza to share. After lunch I became intrigued by a crippled man playing street music on his guitar, harmonica and keyboard. Angela gave me a couple quay to put in the man’s basket and I listened to his music. It was very festival-like.
I hope everyone has a safe and happy National Holiday. Until next time, I send my love.