Friday, August 29, 2014

Summer Fun in China

Hello everyone! Sorry for the long break! I was in CHINA~~

China is one of the funnest places for a summer break--in my opinion. There's so many places to visit and so many different foods to try. I love shopping at the little boutiques on the street and trying out interesting Asian snacks.

My sister and I at an expensive mall in China (meaning LV, prada, etc.)...Excuse the mismatching gym shoes -- I hate getting my feet wet in the rain, and I didn't bring shoes suitable for the I was left with wearing gym shoes.

For the most part, I was visiting my extended family! I love seeing them, but sadly, my Chinese isn't that great. I wish I could speak fluently, so I can converse with them. Instead, I get shy and don't talk a lot because I don't know how to say what I want to say in Chinese... Despite the language barriers, my aunts, uncles, and cousins are very kind to me and give me lots of gifts and treat my family to yummy food~ Someday, I hope to perfect my Chinese, so I can adequately thank them for their kindness (and to talk with them)!

The following pictures are from ShangHai. ShangHai is where my mom grew up! It's such a beautiful city, despite the smog. I love the food and culture there~

ShangHai is so beautiful! The skyscrapers and the lights are perfect at night!

ShangHai!!! The TV tower changes color~~

I also vent to visit my grandparent's home in the countryside. They're farmers with their own kiwi and bamboo farms! When my family arrived, we were gifted--by different families--with a total of four large watermelons!! So for a couple days, we ate an entire watermelon each day...I actually tried kiwi picking, and the kiwis are so delicious and sweet--better than any I've had in the states!

This is grandma's sister's house (in a different, nearby village) :) 
This is what my grandparent's house used to look like before getting remodeled. I miss it, because I remember visiting this type of house as a child...
It's very touching that she gave us red pocket money! Despite farmers not being wealthy, they still have the heart to give us red envelopes <3

This is the beautiful view from my grandparent's village! Do you see the rice fields?

We picked kiwis!


  1. Kiwi picking sounds fun! :) The view from the farm is amazing. I'm glad you had fun!

  2. I love this mall in Shanghai!! I'm going to be doing a series of posts on Shanghai fashion this September, you might find them interesting :)

    Great post! <3

    -Ally Gong

  3. That's pretty cool! I'll check them out~

  4. Thank you! It was a lot of fun <3

  5. You went to China?! Lucky.
    That explains your time away from the blog >.<
    It seems like all my friends went to travel and I was the only one with no plans in the summer, huhu. Nonetheless, thanks for sharing life at Shanghai!

    Also I totally understand the frustration of not being able to speak a different language so fluently, let alone speaking it correctly. I hope you will be able to hone your skills overtime ^^

  6. awww, hopefully you got to relax and have some fun this summer though :) China was super fun~ and I felt so loved by my family and friends there!

    thank you for always coming to "visit" my blog!

    I hope to learn many languages in addition to Chinese, but so far that's only a dream XD <3

  7. Thanks for your warm words~ keke.
    I feel the same way. Overtime, you dream comes true >.<