This has been a slow week. Only two major events happened this week, on Friday the 24th we went to Yellow River Park with new EIE teacher, Nena. On Saturday the 25th I had my second piano lesson here in China. I also did some shopping and got my new clothes for Chinese New Year.
January 24, 2014
Our trip to the Yellow River 黄河was neat we saw statues of two of China’s Emperors, and several temples both Buddhist and Taoist. The Yellow River is the second longest river in China second to the Yangtze, the but when we saw it the river width had shrunk in size. Fish restaurants that normally float were now sitting on mud. The Yellow River is thought to be the cradle of Chinese civilization. The park is here in Zhengzhou about 28 km northwest of the city and is along the middle stretch of the river. The statues of Emperors Yan and Huang are the most prominent statues in the park and they are both thought to be of Henan origin. I was talking with a Chinese teacher friend and she mentioned that because Zhengzhou had few places for people to get out and play, many people go to the Yellow River Park. There are lots of businesses providing fun and entertainment for people, you can go on a hovercraft ride, horse rides, cable cars, and of course lots of places to eat.
January 25, 2014
Today was my second piano lesson at Wanda Plaza 万达广场, Wanda Guangchang. I practiced daily all last week and really wowed my piano teacher. He then wowed me by giving me ALL of Moonlight Sonata or Sonata Quasi Una Fantasia. After me lesson I went in search of the perfect new outfit to wear on New Years day. I was looking for something red as that is a lucky color here in China, but I found a t-shirt that has Marie from the Aristocrats’ (Disney) on it. After getting that at Uniqulo I had lunch at Alieren. I ordered my favorite noodle dish only to find out that they didn’t have it. I opted for pointing to the next picture on the menu and it was delicious but very hot and spicy. I then went to Boobear coffee and had a milk tea with macha foam on top and what I think is a green tea cake.
*information found on Chinatravel.net and Wikipedia.com