Monday, August 14, 2006
have not checked in in a while so it was really nice catching updates from the blog. okay must confess that i was around during the class outing but in the horrid throes of interning at Harry Elias so i gave it a miss in favour of going home to sleep. yar pig i know.
anyhow, i'm typing this from the raffles city shopping mall in shanghai where my office is, so love and hello from shanghai :) have been here for a week on an internship with capitaland and there are another 3 weeks to go before i head home and then back to school. being in hwa chong is rearing it's benefits now when i was forced to communicate with the chinese high boys more in chinese, cos now this mgs girl is putting her language skill (or lack thereof) into overdrive.
coming to shanghai was a huuuuuuuuge culture shock for me. the heat is discomforting at the height of summer, the food is cheap but very oily, and the chinese here a generally a brusque bunch until you get to know them and they let you in on their inner circle. it's amazing how we could have been one people yet china is still an alternate culture for me.
WORST OF ALL. the authorities are cracking down on the piracy trade here so it's much harder to get dvds! *pullhairbangtable*
i heard maf this year is going to be held in october because of the double 7th month this year. damn. i was looking forward to making it to maf in september before i go back to school.
xun rocking off at 4:23 PM
Hwa Chong Junior College