The Adventures of Meiling in China

Being the tale of a recent college graduate and her escapades whilst living and working in Nanjing, China


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funkychickenbrewing:

Water.  Barley.  Hops.  Yeast.  Long ago, the four ingredients brewed together in harmony.  Then everything changed when the Adjunct Nation Attacked.
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Special thanks to qhrumphf and my sister on this.

TOO PERFECT.

funkychickenbrewing:

Water.  Barley.  Hops.  Yeast.  Long ago, the four ingredients brewed together in harmony.  Then everything changed when the Adjunct Nation Attacked.

 Reinheitsgebot- The Last Beerbender

Special thanks to qhrumphf and my sister on this.

TOO PERFECT.

Sorry, dear devoted Tumblr friends, for my prolonged absence from these hallowed halls. I returned to work and Nanjing way back on October 7th, but I’ve been alternatively very busy and very lazy. Here’s a sneak preview of our Vietnam tour- more pictures to come later.

In order: sleeping on the floor of the Hong Kong airport (we flew in through Shenzhen, spent a few hours crossing the border, and got to the Hong Kong airport at around 4 am); Ha Long Bay (better quality pictures to come later); pho (delicious); and the view from our room in Sapa (astoundingly beautiful).

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Have some feelings, courtesy of Firefly.

It’s almost National Week in China, which means a whole week-long vacation for us plebeians! In less than 24 hours I will be flying out of Nanjing and on my way to Vietnam. Never fear, my hilarious and mentally-stimulating blog will return in a week, hopefully with lots of cool pictures of ‘Nam!

It’s almost National Week in China, which means a whole week-long vacation for us plebeians! In less than 24 hours I will be flying out of Nanjing and on my way to Vietnam. Never fear, my hilarious and mentally-stimulating blog will return in a week, hopefully with lots of cool pictures of ‘Nam!

Some lovely cat-themed attire found at one of the H&Ms in Nanjing. I still regret not purchasing the fantastically feline skirt.

While in Hong Kong, we went to see the Big Buddha statue! In order to reach the mountain where the statue is located, we rode for about an hour on a bus as it careened wildly along winding roads through the mountains. It was pretty cool seeing the Big Buddha from a distance.

As the name implies, the Big Buddha is, indeed, big.

Hong Kong currency is so colorful! For some reason there’s a large see-through section of the 10 HKD bill… And they have coins for amounts as large as five and ten dollars. Also the 2 HKD coins look like some sort of wizarding money. I can’t tell if it’s silver or bronze, so I guess that makes it either a Sickle or a Knut.

Hong Kong currency is so colorful! For some reason there’s a large see-through section of the 10 HKD bill… And they have coins for amounts as large as five and ten dollars. Also the 2 HKD coins look like some sort of wizarding money. I can’t tell if it’s silver or bronze, so I guess that makes it either a Sickle or a Knut.

More pictures from our grand Hong Kong adventure. The cityscape pictures are pretty self-explanatory- Hong Kong has an amazing skyline! We also found a very interesting and chill band performing in a high-class mall, a supermarket full of Western food that is not available in our hometown of Nanjing (CHEEEESE. LOOK AT ALL THE CHEEEEEESE. AUGH), and an interesting Hello-Kitty-themed Edible Arrangements bouquet. I particularly like the pineapple carved to look like Hello Kitty’s face.

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Ain’t we just.

We now take a break from our regularly scheduled program to commemorate the 11th birthday of my favorite TV show.

Our hostel in Hong Kong was located in Kowloon, one of the most densely-populated areas in the entire world (and we added to that density, if only for a night!). We spent a lot of time wandering around the streets of Hong Kong— seems like there’s always something interesting to look at or some tiny shop to explore.