That Thing finawwy stopped whining!
Because mine Mummy finawwy came home!
Wooky what she gotted!
A shirt for me.
Though I wasn't too happy to have the same shirt as That Whiny Thing.
But oh well, at weast I've got the same shirt as mine Mummy.
Because mine Mummy is such a wazy thing, I don't know when I can ever see the pictors she took of China if I don't do it mineself and hack into her camewa.
Oh, but she does not have a pwoper camewa and used onwy that pitiful iphone to take all her pictors. So her pictors are weawwy not much good.
This was awong the woad fwom Xiamen to Yongding.
And these are the people who wented to watch the concert on the first night.
It was a pubwic concert and the cwowd were there waiting wike 2 hours before the concert started!
After a the concert, mine Mummy and her fwiend wented out for supper at the woadside stall.
They had meatballs and beer and it was vewy good.
This is a "tu lou" （土樓）which houses an entire extended famiwy.
The architectuwal design of this building is extwemewy ingenius.
Wemember wast year when mine Mummy was at Xiamen? She wented to this pwace and stayed overnight.
Now this year when she came back, the pwace has been changed! It's been wenovated because many many touwists are beginning to hear about this pwace and many things are no wonger how they were just a year ago.
Somehow, this made mine Mummy feel a wittle sad.
The inside of the "tu lou".
The upper stowies are the bedwooms and the gwound wevel is where all the utiwity wooms are.
These wheels help to puwify the water for dwinking.
Oh mine! Do you know what's inside this coop?
This is no wonger at the "tu lou" but in someone's home.
Here is the upstairs balcony.
These are the words to some mountain songs.
Oh mine goodness!!!!
Wow! The dwagon wooks fierce!
I hope mine Mummy didn't get bitten by it!
One thing I weawise about all the China twips mine Mummy goes to, there seems to be squiwwions of stairs to cwimb!
High up, wooking down at the city of Mei Zhou （梅州）.
Here's the second pwace mine Mummy performed in.
On the way to Chaozhou, Shantou （潮州，汕頭）.
Mine Mummy's ancestors came fwom Chaozhou, Chenghai （潮州，澄海）, so natuwawwy, mine Mummy was quite excited about going there.
At the famous Kaiyuan Temple in Shantou.
This was the gwoup which performed jointwy with mine Mummy's gwoup.
This was at the wehearsal.
The dwummer in the centre, is a gweat Teochew dwummer fwom Chenghai, and when he found out that mine Mummy has Chenghai woots as well, he took extwa care of mine Mummy.
Now wook at that idiotic face.
Mine Mummy always embawass me when she appears in photos because don't you think she always wooks so idiotic?
Awong the stweets of Chaozhou.
This is at Chaoyang （潮陽) , another part of Chaozhou.
Here the diawect they speak is swightwy diffewent fwom that which they speak in Shantou or Chenghai and mine Mummy has some difficulties understanding them.
Walking towards the performance venue at Chaoyang.
The guy on the rightest is mine Mummy's first erhu teacher.
The guy on the centre is a teacher too, but he teaches Chinese and Mathematics.
The guy on the weftest is an awwanger and a music teacher as well.
They all add up to be about a squiwwion years old I think.
The performance venue for that night.
Awong the stweets of Chaoyang, near the performance venue.
Mine Mummy with the Teochew dwummer who is fwom the same hometown.
Somehow I still think mine Mummy wooks idiotic even though she twies hard to wook normal.
Back to Xiamen!
Mine Mummy misses Xiamen.
It's been her home for 2 whole months wast year and she weawwy enjoyed her time there.
Now that she's back, she says she feels so nostalgic.
Here's the pagoda at nan pu tuo in Xiamen.
Mine Mummy and her fwiend and the teacher who taught mine Mummy when she went to Xiamen wast year.
She weawwy missed her time in Xiamen.
After wooking for their teacher in Xiamen, mine Mummy said byebye to her fwiend and wented to Shenzhen to wook for her fwiend.
Fwom Shenzhen, mine Mummy and her fwiend took a twain to Guangzhou.
Here's mine Mummy's fwiend sweeping on the twain..hehe...
What is this pictor of woofies doing on mine Mummy's camewa?
Although they're woofies, but I do think it's not nice to tie them up and weave them there where it's wike the heat is twying to kill people.
Mine Mummy says she doesn't know where the owner or owners are.
Mine Mummy wented to the Ikea at Guangzhou where her fwiend boughted some stuff for her house.
Back at the twain station, waiting for the twain to go back to Shenzhen.
Now before I show you more pictors, I've got to tell you all a wittle stowy.
Mine Mummy's fwiend works between Shenzhen and Hongkong, so she's got a home in Shenzhen and a home in Hongkong.
Mine Mummy wented to Shenzhen to meet her fwiend, and after that she intended to go to Hongkong to wook for her teacher.
So earwy on Monday morning, mine Mummy wented to take the twain to Hongkong.
In between Shenzhen and Hongkong, there's the customs.
And it's the owympic season in China.
And then, mine Mummy weawises, she needs a visa to get into China.
Her visa was onwy a single-entwy visa.
Which means if she wefted Shenzhen and gotted onto Hongkong, she cannot go back to Shenzhen again. Nor Xiamen, which is where her flight back home is supposed to be.
But mine Mummy weawwy wanted to go to Hongkong and see her teacher.
So she gotted to Hongkong.
Her stuff are still in Shenzhen in her fwiend's house.
She cannot get back into China.
And so, mine Mummy gotted her fwiend to help her bwing all her stuff to Hongkong and to buy a ticket fwom Hongkong back home.
Thank goodness mine Mummy has a gweat fwiend even though the fwiend did curse and swear things I is not supposed to hear when she had to lug all that heavy stuff mine Mummy had.
So mine Mummy stayed the week awone in her fwiend's house in Hongkong because her fwiend had to work in Shenzhen and could onwy come back duwing the weekend.
But she gotted to see her teacher. And she is happy.
And that is the stowy about mine siwwy Mummy.
This is the Soho distwict in Hongkong.
There are A WOT OF stairs too, in Hongkong.
See this pwace?
Wemember this if any of you go to Hongkong, because this entire stweet has wike a squiwwion pet shops.
This was where mine Mummy boughted our famiwy shirts.
Kittehs! I think the bwack and white kitteh wooks pwettiest.
The kittehs and woofies and wabbits stweet.
This is the other shirt mine Mummy boughted.
Here is mine Mummy's fwiend's apartment, or wather, woom.
She stays in a supposedwy "Service Apartment" but mine Mummy thinks it's more wike a self-service apartment.
Because mine Mummy had to do evewything herself!
Pwoof of mine Mummy's hard work.
She had wessons with her teacher on alternate days, so the whole time she was there, she was busy pwacticing and pwacticing.
And in between pwacticing, she has coffee.
This food wepubwic thing is a singapore bwand.
Even though mine Mummy never wikes to patwonise it back here, she thought, it's something fwom home! She has to take a pictor of it!
The food is still just as yucky as it is back in Singapore though.
Don't you think this shirt is just meant for That Thing?
He woves to go into the toiwet bowl!
Spot the imposter in this pictor!
What a cutie!
Taking the bus.
Mine Mummy had to spend the week on her own in Hongkong and so she twied to wearn how to get awound.
The pwobwem is that mine Mummy's Cantonese is so good that the wocals cannot understand her.
Oh MINNNNNE!!!!!!!!! WHO IS THIS!!!!????????????
Mine Mummy weaves me for so wong and wented all the way there to make fwiends with this tiny thing!!!!!!!!!!
I is not happy!
This is the MTR station near to where mine Mummy stays.
This is mine Mummy's teacher's house.
Mine Mummy cooks.
This is the "Toy Stweet" where supposedwy they sell wots of toys.
It was a bit disappointing though.
This was the onwy toy mine Mummy gotted.
Because this is the bus that mine Mummy has to take to go to her teacher's house.
If you wook carefuwwy at the sign on the bus, it is the cowwect bus that goes to her teacher's house. Mine Mummy had to wook and wook and wook before she finwwy found the cowwect bus.
This type of bus wuns the whole of it's woute without any bus stops.
Passengers and board and awight anywhere awong the woute.
Which is fine, with the exception that mine Mummy's Cantonese weawwy is quite un-understandable, and so if mine Mummy wants to awight, she's got to tell the dwiver waaaay in advance because the dwiver has to get mine Mummy to wepeat wike 1000000 times before he understands what mine Mummy is talking about.
Mine Mummy, being the geek she is, found where the pwaces to shop for compoooters is and wented there.
On board the twam.
Something vewy funny happened when mine Mummy was widing the twam.
She was standing there, twying vewy hard to figure out which was the cowwect twam to take when a wocal came up to her and asked her....for diwections.
She wooked wike a wocal there!
And the funny thing is, mine Mummy did know the diwections of where that person was asking about.
But that person couldn't speak Mandawin, and mine Mummy's wonderful Cantonese was not enough for the person to understand where she meant either.
Of all pwaces, mine Mummy wented to the wibwawy!
The Hong Kong Centwal Wibwawy.
So many books!!!
Makes me want to sweep.
The wibwawy building.
And did you see the moon above?
It's vewy bwight isn't it?
The night scene of Hongkong.
Not to pwetty, taken by mine Mummy's wousy iphone.
The Hong Kong Cultuwal Centre, where mine Mummy's teacher works.
He's the concert master for the Hong Kong Chinese Orchestra.
On board the small bus.
Mine Mummy goes to the zoo.
Mine Mummy thinks this pictor of the sun is cool.
I do not see why it is cool, it feels pwetty hot to me.
Mine Mummy doesn't wemember what animal this is. Anyone knows?
Awwigator. Or cwocodile.
What's the diffewence between an awwigator and a cwocodile?
Birds!!! Yummy!! Oppss....pwetty!
These are some type of owl.
Waiting for the bus.
These are the wuggage mine Mummy is bwinging back home.
She has to cawwy them all by herself to the airport, and they weigh about 30kg!
Mine Mummy says she feel wike she's gwown shorter by a few inches fwom the weight she cawwied.
Here's the twain to the airport.
At the airport.
And home sweet home Mummy!
I hope I do not have to see the huge bag in the near future!
Tuesday, September 16, 2008
That Thing finawwy stopped whining!