In order to break up the monotony of my Song Vocabulary lists, I’ve decided to also start making vocabulary lists about various cities, as well! First up is Xiamen, since I will be going there this summer and hopefully also next school year! Let me know if you have a city you want me to do!
Wow It’s been so long since I –actually– blogged. The last time was about six months ago…!
Quite a bit has happened since then. Mainly me graduating from college (AT LAST), very very late night outs with friends, getting quite addicted to Phoenix Wright: Dual Destinies (haha), getting an ipad mini and an xbox (Dance Centralll) and moving to Xiamen, China! (XBL: HEYFAYNT, add me up!) – the usual :))
I was planning to blog, but I’ve been way too busy for the past two weeks mainly because we’re moving in to our new home at 光明东塔 near 斗西路 station and also because I was doing a project /freelance work for a friend.
Okay so I’m not really ‘moving’ to china, but I am staying here (until my visa/plane ticks expires hahaha) or I finish my chinese course (because I do plan to take up mandarin) so I may be staying around here for about six months to a year.
So a little bit about my experience so far in China..
Philippines to China That difference.
I just love the weather here tho. Right now it’s fall - winter season, so during day time it’s 17-23c then at night it gets to 10-15c, so it’s pretty perfect! (I love love love cold places!)
So far since we’ve been really busy with the renovations, I haven’t really had the time to explore (AKA SHOP) but soon tho, VERY VERY SOON, just after we move in hahaha)
I really want to explore everything 中山路 (Chong San Lu) has to offer. During the duration of my stay so far, we only went there once, (and we didn’t even shoooop XD boo~)
中山路 during morning~
Also another thing I love here is the public transport system! (BRT system and buses) It’s super convenient and I don’t really feel the need to get a car at all. It isn’t tiring to walk around because of the cold weather!
I also love where we’re about to stay because of the viiiew! Too bad my room doesn’t have a window tho :'O
As for restaurants and cafes, there are so many food to choose from, compared to prices in Manila, they are almost the same or cheaper (if you know were to look!) I love it that their groceries are somewhat different from the Philippinies, you can find weird stuff and many cute stuff. (like really cute stuff toys from the groceries hahaha) and not to forget their wide selection of Pockys and Pejoys * A *
Also, one of the main things I like when going out, are the Uber cute cafes! You will see one in almost every street with really really cute decors! here is one I really really liked (and plan to hang out there when I start studying here)
Rila cafe <3 <3 <3 * A*
Last but not the least, the view, sceneries and sunsets * A * <3 There are lots of parks here. Xiamen is a full fledged city, but it has lots of trees so, <333
And of course, Taobao! XD But I won’t be going into that for now since I haven’t started my taobao shopping spree yet. hahahaha :D
I love it here and I wouldn’t want to go back home, but it gets really lonely because all my friends are in the Philippines, so :'c I’m actually not sure where to start making friends because I’m such an awkward girl. hahahaha. Oh well, if every any of you are currently in Xiamen or living here (and don’t have anything else to do, just message me here or email me or something! =))