2012/04/19 – 2012/04/23
北京之“蕙”眼识英雄 – 王秋蕙
What’s fun in Beijing? What to expect! But I am worried because Beijing has no theme park so i dunno whether it would be fun anot.
The day before we set of to beijing, while i was packing my luggage, I had the mindset above. But my roomie, Yang Hui was very excited. I always wanted to travel but i did not have the chance. The previous time i have been to china is September last year. Because i sign up for an YEP (expedition) to Wushan, Fujian to do volunteer work so I got the chance to go Xiamen City to play for 1day 1night. I am a theme park fanatic however beijing has no theme park but since is chosen by the sch… fine.. let nature takes it course.
p/s: Today is Yanghui’s 24th birthday i wish her all the best and also we have been BFF since beijing for 1263days!
What a nice day to commemorate!
One hand holding on the my fujifilm camera, 1 hand holding on the the beijing map, we set off just liddat. We took an 1.5hrs mrt to reach yuan ming yuan aka old summer palace. We all sat the wrong line and changed different colours of mrt line and spent 40mins on the metro to arrive.
You can see that yuan ming yuan park is actually very off route.
When we arrived at the station, Yanghui and I was super excited kept running around and snap pictures. The metro station was specially designed to have some yuan ming yuan characteristic inside. It’s very nice and pretty with the unique architecture very artistic. Before i arrived, Uncle choo told me that yuan ming yuan only left with 3 big pillars. If i really wanna visit, i shuld go to Yi He Yuan (summer palace) instead. Coz got flowers mah.. But i was thinking, i am a chinese so i shuld go take a look at the yuan ming yuan that was being stampede before. No matter what, where yuan ming yuan, yuan anot i oso mus go see see look look.
So we purchase a the 25yuan tix which can visit 3 different sceneries. Once we arrived, we saw that you can cosplay into qing dynasty princess aka gege and just need 10yuan! The queue was pretty long back then so I jus took a bg pic with them can already.
about 30mins long wait, i see bridges, yangliu leaves (those danglings leaves) and boat. So i tot of a poem i learn before. I dunno how to really translate but usually is quite commonly use in emotional ppl like me, it’s saying “people who have alot of feelings for others will often experience departure since the olden days and will feel lonely.” So i always think of this during people’s departure and i will feel very down.
What i felt very special is this Old Beijing blowing candy! Is malt candy. This uncle can actually blow different shapes and characters using malt candy. He has 40yrs of exp in this blowing industry! So 12 animal zodiac to him is chicken feet. But i still challenge him to blow a monkey for him. And he spent 20mins and it’s done. omg! i think i spend 20yrs oso cmi lo…
Actually u all know what yuan ming yuan used to have? it’s the bronze statue water fountain made up of 12 zodiac. Fortunately, Monkey statue has been found and returned to china. But it’s use high price to buy back one. #speechless But then bobian no matter how expensive oso mus buy back right?
Although the architecture in yuan ming yuan are destroy or pichiak and people think there is nothing to explore. I think otherwise. I think it mus have it’s usp for sure! But i know nutz abt architecture but still jus take tons of photos and i even blur blur walk until the stage the Qing Dynasty emperor sat on to view performance. But from photos you can see actually yuan ming yuan is very beautiful!
So this is the stage i mentioned. This stage can see the water fountain sceneric beauty. Got the atas feel #LikeAPrincess can sit at garden watch scenery!
798对我来说是一个很有艺术气息的地方。我和杨慧根本就是来拍艺术照的。我认为798的风格和新加坡的Haji Lane. Haji Lane是一个年轻人的天堂，在那里你能够与很有特色的建筑拍照。是我们90后的拍摄的好地方。
Next up we visited 798. It’s like SG haji lane. The place very chio everywhere take photoshoot oso very nice. Is a hipster heaven!
Then got a uncle at the roadside wanna cut me! I mean paper cut me. He say 10yuan only.. So i jus have a game. And less than 10mins he cut me out sia.. Look alike hor? Damn cool damn worth it la!
A letter to the future. You can write a letter to the future you or the future him or future whatever. Aiya wasted i shuld write to xiao monkey! hahaha! But dunno when to mail out!
I like 798 because is very “crazy” and out of the norm. This is the tanker baby. Usually u see baby is guai guai sit there but the artist made this baby into a crazy baby like so fierce, riding on a tank. Immediately me and yanghui get someone to snap a photo for us! Because such a baby is not easy to find!
Actually 798 is a shopping paradise! P/s I am shoppaholic! haha ! Anyway u can see there is alot of super cool badges at 10yuan each! And the designs are so unique and cool and swag! So 1 shot i bought 7 and apparently it’s already lost coz i moved house then dunno put where.
This is Wen Chang Ge. I dunno if SG wen chang and China wen chang issit the same anot. In SG wen chang is a immortal whom we can pay respect to to gain knowledge.
I learn calligraphy when i was primary 4 so when i see this calligraphy on the floor i was stunned like vegetable! He is an old man but he used a super long brush and jus water to write very nice characters on the floor. Impressive~
This is Summer Palace Long Corridoor and is super long. 728meters long and on the pillars have about 14 thousands of drawings! Got White Snake legend, Journey to the west aka sun wu kong, Red Chamber Dreams, and 3 kingdoms etc etc. And at that point of time, got 1 tour guide was doing some tour with his America Tourist and then i purposely go overheard la.. Then suddenly the angmoh ask who is this 2 pretty ladies.. Oops.. Then me and yanghui am-chio and fast zao liao..
So we begged our Wuhan Tour guide Mr Shi for 10mins and finally he agree to let us enter Fo Xiang Ge! It’s a paid attractions la so of course pay ourselves la.. We climbed 20mins of stairs sibeh tiring but i never forget to hip-xiong! Of course la, i am Ms Selfie leh! So the sun was hot but windy and very tiring to climb the long stairs but i told myself i mus reach the top so i have no regrets coz i can take more chio pictures! hahaha!
Thru this beijing getaway, i learned alot and become more independent.. From this homework aka travelogue, i learn many thing oso. Before i do this homework, i never really pay attentions to the little details in life. But after this homework and beijing trip, i understand that i should have a curious mindset and seek to learn mindset in the future!
In future i will oso cherish every opportunity to travel so as to allow me to widen my horizon and of course there is a chinese saying, “Study 10000000 books rather walk for 10000000miles!”
But i wont walk a 100000miles la.. I will take AEROPLANE mah! #ThinkIdumbdumbAh?
This is a travelogue i written during my 6mths china immersion. Tat point of time i not blogger so actually tis is an assignment for our Compo class and i jus grabbed from my old assignment i post it here.
Ms Wu comments: Qiu Hui (Chinese Name) your travelogue is very lively and interactive and this is not bad however i think picture too many liao. It actually hinders the contents / essay flow. The main objective is oso not obvious if you can edit a bit, it would be even better. You gave me a feel that you are a cute and smart girl.
p/s : Cher, u say i cute and smart but not pretty lah… Coz usually pretty will say pretty de.. You only use other descriptive words to say ppl not pretty.
i.e 长得很有特色！ 人品很好！
But is ok, better than nth la! hehe!
[Updated in 2015/10/9] with some editing and modification done.
Now i read my cher’s comment, i feel that last time i shuld start to write travelogue blog liao!
Dun tell me i am born to be a blogger? Wahahaha!
Anyway thanks for reading~!