Thursday, October 23, 2008

day 1: anguish!

Apparently my aunt's new place has awesome internet so yay for me. I have arrived safe and sound in ChangZhou after about 20 hours of sitting in airplanes. On second thought, perhaps my flight plan wasn't the best of ideas. My original plan was to go

Seattle-> LA->Guangzhou->Shanghai _train-> to Changzhou

this way it ensures i get into shanghai in the morning so i can have a leisurely train ride to ChangZhou. but really according to the actual route travelled by the airplane, this is what actually went down:

seattle->LA -> Seattle->Seoul->Beijing->shanghai->Guangzhou --> Shanghai ->train-> to changzhou.

what a waste of time LOL not only that, stupid China Southern (despite of being perfectly cordial and polite) lost my luggage somewhere between LA and Shanghai! so now i am sitting at home with nothing to wear. Thank goodness nothing too important was in my luggage except all the nice clothing i have ever own. *cries* So hopefully I will get a call in the next couple of days with good news.

Other observations: LAX international terminal is a serious dump, they don't even have a terminal. THey bus you to the plane. GuangZhou airport is really nice and new and shiny. The food at Shanghai train station is very good but hella expensive. well, at least it was good haha.

oh, I also got one of those fancy asian haircuts last night that took 3 hours. I almost fell asleep during it. But now I look like every other Chinese girl here hahah.

8 comments:

Kiratomato said...

Any pictures of the new hairstyle? I have no idea what look is popular in China now.

Kungfucius said...

Dang 3 hours...I'm curious to see what it looks like as well.

Velius said...

They aren't doing too well in the luggage department. Continental lost mine too so that's 0/2 for international flights. You should have just waited in Seattle a bit more to catch your plane the second time round....or just gotten off in Shanghai the first time, it's not like you had any luggage.. =0 Oddly enough, the super hard word verification field for this post is "eggie"

Kiratomato said...

A three hour haircut had better be epic, causing temporary blindness upon viewing. Anything less would be a disappointment!

Snoopy said...

we need pictures!!

Kabitzin said...

What does a fancy chinese haircut look like for women. For us guys, it's just a bowl on our heads, right =D?

moonfleck said...

oh no! the fancy chinese haircuts for guys in China is even more crazy than the ones for girls. I am routinely amazed at the crazy haircuts for guys when I am walking on the streets, in comparison, the girls' are much more tame. All the guys in china now looks like korean popstars. (well the hair anyway)

Kabitzin said...

Can they play the violin like korean popstars? =3