My Mid-Autumn Moon festival is almost over! China has been on pause, celebrating the 8th Lunar month of the year and Beijing has been pleasantly chilled. I had hoped to spend this week off running around Shanghai, but all train tickets were snapped up so quick, there was no hope pour moi.
Instead I settled for getting to know the "Jing" a little more and make the most of the closer to home. You already know all about my camping expedition, that was merely a part however.
First things first my girl Vanessa invited me round for some home cooked Chinese grub, cooked by her charming bloke. We gossiped and ate and later went out to dance to Brazilian Ska. The next thing on the agenda, was finally getting rid of those nauseating acrylics and going back to gels. With camping on the horizon, I went for a starry midnight sky design. The girl sat next to meet in the salon was all attitude with pink and silver tips, time to fierce things up.
I've already given you a glimpse of Beijing's art district 798 a I took my 3rd trip over there and soaked up the Lunar Hols vibe, Nut-ting to it.
Things took a turn towards the amazing, when I got an invite to Nettie's wedding. Aaahhh one of the girls at my work was getting hitched and she invited moi and my boy Brian. Kill me now, it was all too much. 90's power ballads, poodles whipping rings up the aisles, synchronized bride & groom moves. I was a heaving, sobbing wreck. Find me a Chinese man and find him now.
Aside from all the above, I went to an insane water park yesterday called "The Water Cube" a great place for the suicidal. The rides/slides were beyond fearful. Lost for words.
Et.. Shopping, bien sûr. I have picked up quite a few bits and pieces that I can't wait to share with you, still working on finding someone to take some snaps, but soon, soon.
Love and Kisses xoxo