Shopping with Rena
After searching for a scarf for my grandma, Rena was very kind offering to take me shopping on Golden Street to find one. We met in the hotel lobby and set off on our adventure. Traffic was extra busy due to a car accident that stalled traffic. Once there, we looked around for a little bit, I bought a bracelet for my mom’s birthday, and we went upstairs. After looking around I found what I was looking for and helped her pick out a scarf for her mom. Turns out her mom and I have the same favorite color, blue. She wanted to delevier the present to her where she works, which was just a short walk from the mall. We stopped to get some juice, and went to the school where her mom is a gym teacher. She teaches at a senior middle school, ages 15-18. After introducing myself, she asked to take a picture with me and some of the (50 or so) boys starring at me. They were adorable, getting close and then running away, saying things to her that I obviously did not understand. After a couple pictures, and her mom (very sweet) hugging me a few times, we said goodbye and headed for the hotel. I asked Rena what they were saying and she told me that Chinese boys are very shy and were nervous about taking pictures with a pretty foreign girl, we laughed and continued our journey home.