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Thursday, August 17, 2006

Finished My Hot Wet Beijing Trip

Time flies as always. My 7-day Beijing Trip was finished finally...It was worth it anyway. With everything arranged quite well, I found my only responsibility was to take some pictures, or maybe sometimes carry some bags if possible, since I was the only man then(damn proud of it). The Great Wall, Tian'anmen Square, Summer Palace, Beijing University, I went there 20 years ago, but I have forgotten almost all of them. I guess I will never forget about them after this trip...The Great Wall is smaller than I thought, and so is the Tian'anmen Square...Beijing impressed me a lot since the first day I have arrived there--the city is not as exquisite as Shanghai or Chengdu, but everything seems to be bigger in Beijing. The roads, the buildings, everything seems to be the headquarter, thus bigger than in other places. IT IS THE CAPITAL CITY~~

 

I couldn't help comparing Beijing with Shanghai on the first day. Shanghai, as the most westernized and modern city in China, is somewhat ahead of Beijing in terms of fashion styles and people's concept of consumption, while Beijing, as the capital city and the cultural, political center of China, is wider and broader in  people's hearts. However, the two cities both lack some kind of thoughts of accepting outsiders--the citizens in the two cities despise people from other cities to some extent. For whatever reason, this is what I dislike most. On this part, Beijingnese is better than Shanghainese, since Beijing people are more tolerant towards the outsiders. One example is that I found there are many "Chengdu cuisine" restaurants in Beijing, which I did not find in Shanghai. I think it is quite interesting. Staying in Beijing for a week made me realize the real traffic problems there. Beijing can be called the "Traffic Jam City" if you want me to give it a name. Under no circumstances did I exaggerate the traffic problems, since you can easily have the 30-minute jam on any given moment of the day on the road. From this point of view, Beijing gave me a little bit worry, since the olympic games will be held in Beijing in 2008...Let's see what measures can Beijing take in the end. Because of the olympic games, everything is being built in Beijing which seems to be a huge construction field: the Forbidden Palace, Summer Palace, everywhere, dusty and noisy. It is obvious that this is the worst time to visit Beijing. But I still like this city...To some extent, it's like Chengdu except that it is bigger.

 

I arrived at Chengdu tonight, and it is as hot and wet as Beijing...My trip to Beijing was worth my time, since I felt full and cozy all the time during the trip with my sis and bros...

5 comments:

  1. HEEEY!! It's ALWAYS GREAT TO HEAR FROM YOU HYLIC!!!  I just wish you could visit me more often!  And I am GOING to try my best to start visiting your space as much as I can!  Because you have some really good blogs that I enjoy reading!   Yes, I had to do the same thing man, because for about a week msn spaces live.com was in a mess, and causing peoples computers to crash, frezzr up, slow, no stat's.. etrc., and it was getting to me!  It's a little better, BUT still SLOW LOADING from Edit your space mode to the View your space mode, and back and forth like that...I yours doing that, or is it alright, and fast when changing between those 2 modes for you on your space?  Was just wondering!  Could you get back to me on that please!  I would appreciate it Hylic, ok!   But I was just wondering if it was just mine doing that, or maybe some other spacers was having similar problems like that until MSN gets ALL the bugs ironed out!  lol
     
    Yes, Hylic, at first I didn't like the higher screen resolution from 600x800 to 1024x726 (something like that #), but I got use to it, and cahnged a few settings on one of my computers, and all was well with the looks!
    Are they real people buried down in their in them tombs you visited Hylic?  I guess that's a dumb question, but did you , or other people did feel, or get spooked walking around inside with all them dead mummies?  I might would have felt strange at first, but I would really enjoy seeing a REAL TOMB, but just the REAL mummy inside it!  I see that movie "The Mummy," and it scared the living hell out of me Hylic!! It made hairs stand up on the back of my neck during parts of it!
    Hylic, I know I have asked you a thousand questions in this comment here, but  I do hope you'll get back to  on a few of them...ok?  I don't mean to worry you!  Do I worry you, esp. if I leave you a long comment on you r blog space? Yeh, I do sort of like the new live spaces.. now we can add gadgets, and friends, and all sorts of cool stuff!  look under your customize mode--> under modules, and you will find all sorts of  new boxes (modules) to add to your space... like the friends thing on my space I got, and the weather thingy, and all kinds of new stuff is coming soon for us, so I been hearing!! Super Cool don't you think?
    Oh, I invited you to be on my friends list on my space, I dso consider you to be a friend of mine Hylic.. I hope you don't mind!  Is that ok buddy?
    Oh, did you get the chance to vote for me over at Spaces-Hall-Of-Fame for most friendly in MSN SPACES!  Voting ends Sat night, so if you going to vote, you might want to hurry over there and vote! OK! And be sure to read those voting rules, and vote in all 3 catorgies or my vote want count!  After nearly 2 years blogging in MSN SPACES I have not won any award yet, and I really think I am one of the MOST Friendly in spaces.. two people in spaces nomianted me for that!  And I would be SO HONORED to  win something like that for a change, you know  what I mean Hylic.
    Well let me go for now!  Damn, looks like I wrote a book here in the comment..lol..lol..lol.. Well, it's because I like you as my friend, and I like your space, and I love you blogs, and I think you deserve a Rocking Comment from another spacer to let you know you're appreciated in MSN SPACES my friend!
    I'll be looking for your reply back on my space in a comment..ok!
    BIG RANDY BUDDY FRIEND SPACE HUGGS TO YA!!!
    Randy
    BareFootin' Blues

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  2. I love this song man!  Thanks Hylic!  You so cool buddy!
    see you soon!  Don't be a stranger!
    Oh, I like this blog. good write up, and expression!
    Randy hugs
    see my friend!

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  3. Thank yu so very much for the nice words about my space.
    Yours is real cool also.
    Have a great Sat.
    Big Time Hugs.....
     
    Shannon

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  4. thank u
    nice to meet u

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  5. Just ★Rebecca♬August 20, 2006 at 2:34 AM

    Hey man~^^

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