Went to Zhengzhou's Aquatics Education Centre today with ZT and her cousin. Had a really nice time there; it was better than I'd anticipated -- and pricier. Whereas Zhengzhou's Zoo has a 10 Yuan entrance fee, today's trip cost 70 Yuan/head. It was worth it though; we saw lots of fish that I'd be hard pressed to find names for, in English or Chinese. A highlight of the time there was a performance of a mermaid story, done in the shark/fish tank with snorkellers.
This afternoon I studied, putting about 40 words to memory. If I'd had the whole day I could have done 70 or so, but 40's not too shabby. I find stuffing them in like that works best; I'll of course forget some of them, but when the same word comes up for a second time down the road sometime, it sticks instantly.
So it's 40+ degrees here today, but not officially of course (otherwise it'd be a mandatory day off work for everyone here by law). I'm sweating and my air conditioner is on. What's up with that?
Oh, did I tell you? I'm learning how to draw! My plan:
1. Learn how to draw
2. Learn to play the piano
3. Learn some math
I had a realization a few days ago: aside from the circus trick of speaking a little Chinese, I can't do many things . So I'm going to learn to do things. Only the ones I wish I could do though. I'm not going to study French. No.
Pictures: Me enjoying fishies, Zhang Tuan in taxi on the way to the fishies.