Yummy lunch! This was on my tomato today and let me tell you, it was really stuck on there.
My thoughts: Oh sad, my tomato is bad. Wait, no, that’s (took a closer look) that’s a fly. This is new. I bet my sister and brother will really appreciate this. (Took a picture and then attempted to wash it off) wow, that’s really smushed on there…only part of it is coming off (Got grossed out at the fact that I scrubbed off half the body with my fingernail) Ew.
Not saying this doesn’t happen in the states, although it never did happen to me before, but it’s something new everyday.
I’m running out of bad air pollution hashtags and comments. Anyways, this was today. When I checked the AQI, it was at 443 (the highest it goes up to is 500) so I thought, well, that might be a little bit if an exaggeration so I checked another source and it was 475! This site only goes up to “300+” and is “Hazardous Health alert: everyone may experience more serious health effects” I proposed that thy cancel classes. It’s obviously too dangerous to be commuting to the campus; if not for the breathing of the chemicals, for the smog that overwhelms the roads. Right?!? Also, it’s crazy how quickly it rolled in. It was beautiful the past week. I even saw Constellations and a shooting star! (Pretty sad that I base my air quality on whether or not I can see stars…or the moon for that matter) Anyways, have a lovely hump day!
I swear, Hefei heard I got my sister’s package and was equally thrilled for me 💛🍂🍃🍁
Sometimes when I run, I like to think of all the things I’m thankful for. When I first started, I would say the big and obvious things but, as I kept doing it, my list got longer and filled with little things that seemed insignificant before. I realized that those little, “insignificant” things are truly what makes me happy and gives me even more a reason to be grateful for the big things. You should try it! You’d be surprised at some of the things you think of and it really does leave you filled with gratitude. If anything, if you’re doing it when you’re running or exercising, it’s a great distraction from how tired or sore you are.
In light of the upcoming holiday, here are 10 things that I’m thankful for:
Extra, extra! I’m still waiting on one package that was sent to me in September, but I got my package my sister sent me filled with…PUMPKIN goodies and a beautiful baby announcement of my number 10!! Also, saved me a trip to the supermarket to figure out what I’m contributing to a Thanksgiving dinner.
P.S. In DC, instead of saying thank you, some of my co-workers and I would say, “much mahalos” to each other and it just stuck. I’d find myself saying all the time, hence the title.
At clubs in China, they have shows and performances in the middle of the night. Personally, it’s annoying but I’m not used to it and I’m used to just dancing all night long to the music a DJ plays. I’m sure it would be weird if they went to a club without these performances.
Well, last night, we got there just in time for the performance. There was guy singing a bunch of Korean pop songs (they love those here) and then after there was a dancer provocatively dancing on a stage (with water pouring over her). I realized I knew the tune and it was the beloved Christmas hymn; O Come, O Come Emmanuel. Needless to say, I was not a fan - no offense to the dancer or club at all.
It did remind me of the Thrill of Hope Christmas series at NCC last year. Every week, the church band would create a rendition of a well known hymn that went along with the message of the week. I loved it. Here’s a link to their video of the song: http://vimeo.com/54669663
Happy almost Christmas music season (after Thanksgiving, of course)
Is it weird that I have mention of a Christmas hymn, church, and provocative dancing all in 1 post?