November 6, 2012
So just to explain why you won't be hearing from me for a few days - in case you haven't already guessed - I am off on the next Ellen-Sees-China adventure! Shanghai Edition! Actually, it is the Nanjing-Shanghai Edition. First off to Nanjing with a friend to see our mutual friend, a former ACC student now attending a language program at Nanjing University. We're spending a full day and night there, and then all headed to Shanghai till Sunday.
Due to all the work I've had, plus applying to internships for summer (I say applying, I really mean casual internet-browsing, which takes up all my free time just the same), I haven't had much time to look up what we'll do once we get there. So tonight has been a whirlwind of last minute train ticket-purchasing and hostel-booking, packing, attemping to read tomorrow's lesson, and looking up what to do in Shanghai. Which probably explains why I am exhausted.
But everything vitally important has made it into my bag - passport, train tickets, hostel confirmation numbers/phone/addresses, SNACKS (what else do you do on a train??) and the medical supplies. Ah, the life of a Type 1 diabetic! Always the medical supplies, followed by your mother emailing to make sure you remembered the medical supplies. Which, if she is reading this...I did!! I swear!!
So, wish me luck! Off to see more of China!
Major / Minor: Chinese / Studio Art
Activities: Model UN, Student Assembly
Favorite pastimes: Glen runs (especially in the fall!), Diner B, splurging on way too many Cafe Opus cookies and chai tea lattes and intramural basketball, usually found at the gym or the art studio
Hometown: Prospect, Ky.
High School: Kentucky Country Day High School