Now in Shanghai

I could greet you, dear readers, in Mandarin, if I could, but alas, I’m still struggling even with that. Err, ni hao?

First day of training will probably start in an hour. I feel manic being offline for so long. The feeling has already sunk that I am definitely not in Bulacan/Manila anymore. I start almost each day lingering over the fifth floor apartment window, watching the locals in bikes, peddling everything, and forever wondering why they have to speak so loudly, everytime.

Been keeping an offline journal, but I can’t seem to write very well with pen-and-paper. I have yet to scour the electronics shops, but the grocery is a wondrous delight for anyone who likes to cook, if only I understood the writing on the packages. Money is another matter: I still don’t get why they have one-many-terms for money.

I haven’t yet taken a good number of pictures, but here’s a sampling of what I’ve got so far (thank dog for the already-installed Photoshop on this terminal!):

Man reading

Have to sift through unread emails first. Later.

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6 thoughts on “Now in Shanghai

  1. timber and monchie says:

    ni hao!!!
    wassupers rainier.
    paka-astig ka jan!
    wag kang magmumukmok

  2. rain says:

    Hmmm. Mukmok? La pa tayo dyan. Siguro, eventually. Hehehe.

  3. kuya rene says:

    goodluck insan. You will adjust eventualy. single ka naman. Maybe year or two you can visit us here in vancouver.

  4. rain says:

    Hey, thanks Kuya Rene. Buti naman nakabisita ka sa website ko. Pa-kumusta na lang sa mga tao dyan. At kung pumunta ako dyan, at least sanay na ako sa lamig dito sa China 🙂

  5. Kates says:

    Wag kalimutan ang sye-sye kung mag thank you.

  6. rain says:

    Kates: Gusto ko nga e, pero parang nagfee-feeling ang pakiramdam ko kapag sumusbok akong mag-intsik e 🙁

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