Tuesday, July 22, 2014

xi'an part i

I've spent the past two weeks in Xi'an, through a study tour organised by my university and Xi'an Jiaotong University. XJTU was so incredibly lovely and thoughtful. They didn't spare any expenses in looking after us. It felt like one long glorious camp. (Though with too many Chinese classes and - lest I say it - too much alcohol.)

Sunday, July 20, 2014

an update of sorts

I am currently overseas! The Chinese study tour at Xi'an Jiaotong University finished yesterday (at least for me) so I am now chilling with my relatives. Expect photos.

Thursday, July 3, 2014



Every once in a while when I get a little sick of Sydney, I look back at my Japan photos. Nothing says Tokyo like watching the Shibuya scramble. Many the nights were spent inside Starbucks facing the crossing and sipping matcha lattes. In all honesty it was because 1) it was close to where we were staying and 2) our apartment had plumbing problems. The smell was not great. To say the very, very least. They're really not lying when they talk about Tokyo's housing problems and the plumbing.

IMG_2080 Shibuya Crossing IMG_2278

This is called: tourists doing tourist things. Tourists do jump shots. Tourists stand still in the middle of a busy crossing. Tourists get stared at. Even by other tourists.