Considering I haven’t visited my hometown of Fuzhou, Fujian, China since 2005 – a year after I immigrated with my family to Canada, I decided that I should go back to reconnect with my chinese roots and it’s good to change your environment once in a while. Before I blab on and on and on about something that is not the main point, I’ll just get it out, first and foremost, that I probably am not going to be blogging frequently as these things happen because where I’m staying (at my grands’ house) – the internet is dial up, so they charge us through the phone bill – there is a time limit of 4 hours per day of internet. Plus you got to take into account that I’m kinda lazy..teehee. Facebook, youtube, twitter, all banned -.-
Canada > Detroit, USA > Hong Kong bus to>ShenZhen> Fuzhou, Fujian
Canada >> Detroit
Got up at 6 AM to eat breakfast and head over to my mom’s friend’s house. Did I mention that I’m travelling with my mom’s friend and her son until Hong Kong? So we get ready and started driving towards the airport – in pouring rain – after about a 40 minute? ride we get to the airport. Everything was pretty quick – the checks, luggage shipping, filling out the US customs form , etc. After everything was done, we get to the waiting area at about 7:30ish – which means that we have a 3 and a half hour wait until our flight at about 11 AM. So I had nothing better to do than to use my mouth and quiz my mom’s friend’s 18 year old son logic puzzles – What starts with “T” , ends with “T” and is full of “T”? – you get the point. So we finally get to the flight – and guess what? the flight attendant has the same name as me – YAY. So we take off – and land about an hour later in Detroit – how I just love that the wait was longer than the flight.
Detroit >> Hong Kong
The Detroit airport was surprisingly big with full of random discoveries. The tunnels connecting the wings had walls that turned different colours of the rainbow – which reminded me of Lucky Charms cereal. We arrived at about 12 – therefore we went to lunch at a Mcdonalds in the airport – which leads to the biggest shock I have had yet – THERE IS NO MCCHICKEN ON THE US MCDONALDS MENU :O. As a McChicken lover, as soon as that cashier non-chalantly said that “we don’t serve McChicken”, my heart dropped – or was it my stomach? So yeah I had to settle for a Crispy Chicken – which was apparently the closest thing. Good thing was that there was free refills – YAY! After we ate we waited and waited until we board onto the plane for our flight.
For the flight, we sat in the back of the plane, ate nasty airplane food, and watch movies – 500 days of summer, percy jackson and the olympians, alvin and the chipmunks the squeakquel, Liar Game – Final Stage. After 17 hours of sleeping and watching, we arrive at Hong Kong. Then bused to ShenZhen, where I stayed for the night.
ShenZhen >> Fuzhou
Normal 1 hour flight, snacks, beverages, done. Arrived at the open arms of family. Went back to the new furnish house my grandpa and grandma now lives in. I have arrived at the world of seas of people, large population density, no tax and high buildings.
I know, flights aren’t interesting – I’ll sure to bring more interesting posts and pictures as soon as I get my lazy butt to write them.