hello motherland

Posted on: 24 May 2011

We arrived in Beijing yesterday afternoon. I haven’t passed this way for eleven years! It’s below thirty degrees, actually, for which I’m grateful. There’s even a breeze! Not crisp like in Vancouver, or balmy like the Caribbean. It’s a muggy-cool breeze, but it helps alleviate that sense of the air pressing in heavy around you.

I’m used to conversing with Kevin and David in English. I wonder if that will make us sound snooty here. I wonder if somehow my mannerisms make it obvious that I’m a “foreigner.”

We held out until 10:00 before collapsing into our hotel beds. It’s 3:30 in the morning now, and I should seriously consider catching a few more hours of shut-eye before sunrise.


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