My bad luck took a turn this morning as well when I ran into Xiao Gu (his blog can be found by clicking here) a friend of mine who is also China bound. He was taking the Hong Kong flight and taking a train from there, but it was great to catch up for just a bit, and give a few nervous english teachers some quick advice about having fun in China. It is funny, but I feel like I am in a bit of a different sphere. I feel more comfortable chatting with the Chinese people, than I do with the English teachers (on my flight) who speak little to no Chinese and are worried about every little detail of living in China. They way I see it, this is all just a part of the overall adventure. No matter what kind of obstacle is in my way, I will try my best to overcome and have fun while doing it. Well, time to get back to chatting about benmingnian (本命年 my birth year) and all the things I forgot to do that caused the late departure. Because next year is the year of the OX I should be more cautious when approaching new situations i.e. wearing red undies, or wearing a red bracelet. Guess next time I fly I will be more cautious of the my inner wardrobe choices.
Talk to you all when I get to Shanghai. Fear not, I am still China bound!