This may have been one of the worst weeks in Beijing so far.. My week started off with coughing and skipping classes, and on top of that I lost my purse! :( I think my sickness may be due to the air because I’ve only gotten this dry cough in Asia. Fortunately, I only had 3 days of school because we have a week break of school from October 1st-October 7th! This public holiday is called National Day of the People’s Republic of China. During these few days I was able to replace the items I lost and of course rest up. Right now, it’s Saturday and I’m feeling better now, but I still have my dry cough.
On the brighter side, during the holidays I hung out with a couple of girls I met a few weeks ago at the American Embassy. I volunteered at an event for the American Embassy, and they asked me questions about studying in the United States. We really got along and we exchanged contact information. We decided to hang out on Thursday night and they actually took me to the same Nanjing restaurant I went a couple weeks back, but just in a different location. The food at this restaurant was delicious! I tried porridge my friends ordered, and surprisingly it was sweet. A lot of Nanjing dishes are actually sweet, compared to dishes from Sichuan, which is spicy.