A big drippy, slippy puddle. It is so hot here. I just checked the weather and at 5pm it's still 34 degrees. Oh, not so bad, you say. But with the humidity it feels like 40. Really, it even says so!
I'm exhausted right now. Theran and I went for a walk and ended up at the zoo. Got in for half price with our fake student cards, yay! Not the most exciting zoo, and in the heat, all the animals were just lying about like lumps. Oh well, it was still nice to do something different. There was a cable car that went up to the top of a big hill, so we decided to check it out. Figured we'd either get off at the top, or just keep going around and get off where we started. As we neared the top, we saw to our surprise that the cable car sloped down again and ended who knows where. We hadn't realised it when we got on, but this would be our exit. Oh well, we'd had enough zoo time. Got off and walked along a road that followed the coast. Walked all the way to XingHai Square (huge, pretty square) where we finally hailed a taxi home. Five hours and at least 10km of walking in the hot sun really made me tired.
Anyway, I keep meaning to mention the bbq we had the other night. Five of us foreign teachers went out for dinner the other night. There are lots of places where your table has it's own grill for you to bbq your food. It's delicious. This place also has a nice big patio for us to enjoy the weather. Of course our Chinese is far from perfect, but I think we managed pretty well. We ordered lamb skewers, chicken wings, beef skewers (which were one of the best things I've ever eaten), sweet potatoes and squid. We just made one itty bitty mistake. We thought that the squid came on skewers like the meat, so we ordered 10. But turns out they came on plates. The waitress cut it back to five, but we still ended up with mountains of squid. We had to drag over some extra chairs to put the food on because there wasn't enough room on the table! But it was a great dinner. And I love the whole process too, it really makes eating dinner an event.
Mmm.....tasty meat sticks.
the gang cooking our dinner. too much squid (there were 2 other