Breakfast was at 7.30am and was a rang of small dishes of pickle vegetables and fermented soybeans, warm soya milk, red rice porridge and a selection of manto (Chinese white steamed buns) and Chinese fried flat bread. This was all shared banquet style and was delicious and a unique experience as I have never eaten a true Chinese breakfast before. After breakfast I spent most of my time double checking my essay and doing a final proof before printing.
After lunch I went for a walk and managed to bump into one of the resorts employees who mentioned that could help me when I needed to print out my document
. Once that was done (it cost 2 Yuan a page totaling 16 Yuan) I headed back to my room for some much needed rest. The organizer has been a godsend helping us settle in and arranging for thing that we need – such as trips out and buying items that we needed. He also helped arrange my travel from Beijing to Hangzhou. One of the reasons for has also been because of the H1N1 flu virus and the need to keep us isolated from large areas of local inhabitants for our safety as well as their own. Dinner was a simply affair and I find myself in-front of my laptop again not only writing this log but also helping my brother with his essay as he has this essay and also a university assignment to deal with.
A slow day.
Waking up at 6am this morning I contemplated going back to sleep but then my sifu knocked on the door and suggested that we do some training outside. It had rained in Beijing the night before so it was quite a bit cooler than yesterday.