|My life in two suitcases|
I wanted to have an adventure here, live my life in a new land as if I did really belong here. After the first month things started to turn that way. I had my new Shanghai life, my new friends from the IES program, as well as those living in the international dorm. Coming here I never figured some of my better friends would consist of people form Russia and Korea. I am grateful for all the people I have met here though, if things were any different, if the group were smaller as IES has had in the past, then this would not have been as amazing an experience as it was. I am grateful for the friends I have made both from Bryant and not, the Bryant friends I can't wait to see again next semester, and the others, well, hopefully one of us is willing to make a drive and have a small reunion.
Special mention here to all the food I ate. I had quite possibly some of the most bizarre flavors of lay's anyone will ever see in their lives. Ranging from the worst, Wasabi and Shrimp flavored, to my personal favorite, Sizzled Barbecue Flavor. Which, while not tasting like barbecue in the slightest, I still find it rather enjoyable. One of my fondest food memories comes from my rice guy. So some background information, Street Food is delicious and cheap here, and if you keep going back to the same person everyday for lunch they tend to learn who you are and that you really like beef rice. It was a good feeling too when I walk up to this man and he greets me with a rather monotone “你好朋友”, meaning hello friend. SomethingI have yet to find anywhere else. And he easily has the best fried rice I have ever eaten in my entire life. Going to miss that.
|My rice guy|
|It had a basket but that rusted off...it served me well though|
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