Shanghai is awesome! Yesterday, the biggest task me and my new group of friends accomplished was finding wo er ma or Walmart. Walmart in China doesn’t play around. It’s about a half hour away from our dorms and it is literally four floors of everything you could ever need. Someone told me that they sell cow placentas there. Sounds interesting? I will definitely go there a lot.
Sleeping last night was terrible. China only has one time zone for the whole country. In Shanghai, the sun comes up at around 4:30 AM. What happens when the sun comes up? Birds happen. Apparently all of the most annoying birds in China gather directly outside my window at 4:30 to make sure I’m up. I’ll have to get used to my new alarm clocks if I want to sleep!
We have a full day today for orientation. Placement exams are at 2:30 but I’m not too worried because it’s not like we’re being graded.