“This one time back in Nam,…”
It is official, I have asked my chinese roommate / the dark horse china man / Loreal spokesman to only speak chinese to me (he comes and goes at mysterious times and works for Loreal, hence the nick-names). ONLY chinese. It will be interesting to see where our relationship goes. Actually we have already talked some and he seems way more comfortable in his native language. I have a feeling this switch will be more fun for him than it will be for me. Oh well. I was reflecting on how I seem to have forgotten how to do actual work here in China. I don’t want to come home having wished I had done more or learned more. This will definitely help my chinese.
Today was the first fridged day of the season. The perfect mid 60′s weather couldn’t last forever. I was ready for a change anyway. It is true, I am missing the New England fall. Hard to beat that. On an awesome note, I just I booked my visa and now I am all ready to go to Vietnam. I am so pumped. VIETNAM! With 5 other guys, it is going to be a total bro trip. You know what that means, hookers and beer! I’m just kidding, I hear the Vietnamese beer is bad. (Mom, Dad, Grandpa that was a joke). One thing I know for sure is that I am looking forward to coming back and starting all my stories about Vietnam with “this one time, back in NAM…”
Little know fact: rock climbing is the coolest sport in the world. If you have any trouble believing this, just youtube Alex Honnold. HOLY crap. My hands get sweaty and my heart starts racing just thinking about the things he does. In fact, I am going to youtube him now. Wow, the kid’s amazing. I am hoping to do something like that, but on a smaller scale in Vietnam. There is this thing called Deep Water Soloing, and it is when you climb a cliff on the water as high as you can with no rope. Then, when you mess up or when you can’t go any higher you fall into the water. Makes my lips numb just thinking about it! (What About Bob reference for those who have not seen this hilarious movie). Can’t wait to try it. There will be some unbelievable climbing. And in my case, some really great falling into the water. Can’t even wait.