Day Like This – Another Day

The Day like This Category

From time to time, I write articles in this category: day like this. It is a very unique category in my blog, because for these entries, I don’t have a determined topic in mind when I write it. I just want to record this particular day in my life, as detailed as possible, and as nature as possible. This way, many years later, I can browse with easy mind to see what my normal day is like many years ago.

Normal Saturday – A long Waited Break

This is a Saturday – a long waited Saturday for me. I felt very tired recently. I don’t know whether it is because of the hot weather, or the cold air condition in office, or because of the tough decisions I have to make in my business, I just felt very tired. One other reason maybe because I have not been on vacation for a long time. The last vacation i gave to myself was still 2 years ago in Australia, when we just had Yifan in Wendy’s belly.

I just feel I am too tired and I want to get a break. A vacation is badly needed. Seriously.

Sleep is my Routine at Weekend

I slept until 11:30 AM – a normal behavior at weekends. My dream was interrupted by Yifan’s cry from time to time in the morning. Wendy is taking care of him, so I can continue to my sleep. I said, I am a sleepy cat. I am! If no one interrupt me, my first time to open my eyes can be easily beyond noon time. For me, this Saturday was cut off by half already.

Dishuihu

We planned to visit the Dishuihu, our only Shangri-la in Shanghai and planned to stay one night there. However, the plan was canceled in the middle, because when we are ready to go, it is already afternoon.

Dishuihu is not very far from the city but it gives us a feeling of being far away. There are not too many things there beside a lake, a coffee shop and a Jinjiang Inn (a motel).

It Rains Dogs and Cats

When it rains, we were on the Outer Ring Road (the circle road outside the Middle Ring), it rained so heavily that the road is turned into a river. Even the left most lane is covered by deep water, and cars are like boat. Everyone is worried about their car and the risk for cars to break down in the middle. We pull over to the other road very quickly.

Visiting Friends

Finally, it turned out that we just visited our friends who just had a girl 20 days ago.

That is what we did today.

6 thoughts on “Day Like This – Another Day”

  1. We are going away on a vacation in a few weeks, Jian Shuo, and I will “think you with us” while we relax and enjoy meeting new and interesting people…in Norway! And Italy!! I am very excited. It will not be the kind of vacation you need though. I think you must come to Hawaii sometime when we are there in February. That is a place where you cannot help but relax.

    Enjoy the rest of your weekend :-)

  2. Hi Carroll, it is nice to have a vacation in Europe. I believe you will enjoy your trip there. I will be in the Bay area this Sept (13 – 16), not sure if you are there or on your trip already. :-)

  3. Hi. I am a US citizen that will be taking a long sabbatical in Asia. I will be travelling through China on a train. I was wondering if you knew what the visa requirements were for train travel through CHina?

    Thank You

    Mark Kacik

  4. Hi. I am a US citizen that will be taking a long sabbatical in Asia. I will be travelling through China on a train. I was wondering if you knew what the visa requirements were for train travel through CHina?

    Thank You

    Mark Kacik

  5. Hi Mark, I don’t know exactly what visa is required, but I don’t think train travel requires anything different from normal travel (say air travel). For travel, it should require a L visa, but I am be completely wrong. I think many readers here have the experience (obviously, I don’t need a visa to travel in China).

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