Thursday, June 24, 2010
Irrational? Probably a bit. Unpatriotic? Absolutely.
But of course Donovan scored in the 91st minute. Definitely a bittersweet moment for me.
I've tried to love the USA team but somehow it's not happening.
So with Slovenia out, I'll just have to find another team to fall in love with.
Wednesday, June 23, 2010
It's because there are so many of them and only so many metro trains during rush hour.
People actually groan when a slightly larger person is trying to cram himself/ herself onto the train. Cruel, but true.
Just when you are pressed up against random strangers and think that there is no possible way that anyone else could fit inside, they surprise you.
Call it the survival of the masses.
Tuesday, June 22, 2010
Monday, June 21, 2010
Thursday, June 17, 2010
Tuesday, June 15, 2010
On June 13, 2010.
6:30 p.m. My flight to Beijing was supposed to start boarding half an hour ago.
6:45 p.m. Supposed flight takeoff time
8:45 p.m. Still sitting in the Shanghai airport, staring at my plane that was parked outside.
9:36 p.m. Started talking to a cute boy sitting next to me. Turns out he's doing an internship in Beijing too.
10:45 p.m. Still waiting. The flight attendent told us that there is an "unspecified delay" because of an electrical storm in Beijing.
11:30 p.m. Decided to go home instead of crashing on an airport couch.
11:35 p.m. Said goodbye to my new friend. I don't think I've even told him my name.
12:00 a.m. The flight attendent told me that they had lost my lugguage.
12:15 a.m. The same flight attendent told me that he could not rebook me for another flight to Beijing the next day unless I have my lugguage in my hand.
12:16 a.m. Just stared at him.
12:20 a.m. People started a fight in front of the ticket counter. 200 planes were grounded. People were chanting "we want water, we want food, we want a bus!" I was not as demanding; I just wanted my lugguage and a new ticket.
1:22 a.m. They found my lugguage!
1:25 a.m. Was informed that the ticket rebooking system had crashed because so many people were rebooking.
2:49 a.m. Got my new ticket. My parents picked me up.
3:35 a.m. Crashed onto my bed at home.