Saturday, May 15, 2010

Thought of the day: Always set your alarm clock before you have a chance to fall asleep (preferably in the morning when you wake up). – Yibo

I had breakfast early and did not see anyone except Karen, who brought me the notebook at 10 this morning. She informed that she and Bob are going to walk down to the big department store. Karen’s friend is meeting them at the hotel and they will spend the rest of the day together. Karen and Bob saw Yibo at breakfast and she said he was vague about any plans. I tried to get in touch with him but failed and I have heard nothing from him. So I will sail out on the day and do whatever fits my mood.

I will try to see a Chinese opera and tonight and check in with everyone tomorrow.

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Addendum: Thanks to coaching from Baoli, I made it to the big Wild Goose Pagoda, wandered around the grounds and up to the entrance to the Pagoda itself although I did not pay to go in. I had tried to go to the History Museum, but the line was so very long, I would not have gotten in. The side buildings to the pagoda contained interesting and highly gilded statues, and there was a large incense burner.
I did try to go to the opera but it was sold out. I now have an exchange ticket. I will try to go some night soon because tonight I am too tired.

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