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by angelali
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Biz Trip at Shanghai (3)

Jan 21

Waken up by noise upstairs...

This morning, we visited the old buildings and the new Armani shop nearby the river before going for market survey at one of the markets in the city.

a0032771_16502487.jpgThe old buildings were soooo great, and both of us like them very much. Most of these buildings are now used by the banks and large insurance companies. We tried taking pics inside, but was stopped by the guard in one of the banks (which is @__@. He might have thought that we were going to bomb the building ^O^. Anyway, we still managed to take 2 pics at the end.)

Sometime later, we were at the Xiangyang Market. We wandered around in the market, looking at stores offering fake handbags. My God! Sooooo many fakes in the market! Many of the stores had a small secret door, and when it's opened, there was a small storage room behind with stocks of the fake bags! Or sometimes, it was a dark, small staircase leading to the storage area upstairs! (looked like a secret passage for illegal prostitudes to escape from being arrested!!) The storekeepers had been trying hard to bargain and give us low prices for the bags. They even sent somone from the store to lead the way to their related warehouses at streets nearby the market, which was also amazing places which you could never imagine, but also dangerous. What an experience! XD

In the afternoon, i went shopping alone and spent almost 2 hours at the Uniqlo store before going back to the hotel to wait for a call from my friend. It was rainning at night. We went for dinner at a restaurant having chilly, spicy and oily Guizhou dishes. :P

This friend, a Chinese guy, was a good friend of my buddy. We have been talking a lot in MSN, but this was the first time we met. We talked a lot, and he asked lots of things. We've been trying to catch a taxi to the famous "Xintiandi"(新天地), a fashionable area full of bars and restaurants like the Lan Kwai Fong in Hong Kong, for a drink after the dinner. We shared an umbrella, and i was holding it. Suddenly he held my hand on the umbrella, and said "it's cold, let me hold this"!! I was shock and freezed. XD We had been walking in the rain for sooooo long trying to catch a taxi. I noticed that he tried holding my arm, my waist all the time walking in the rain while saying "be careful" for soooo many times...

For the whole night, he was "staring" at me with his cup of starbucks coffee in his hands. It was unusual for friends to be like that, especially for friends meeting at the 1st time, and to tell the truth, i was feeling uncomfortable... X_X

I got back to the hotel at 1am. The freak was with his friends and had not come back yet...

P.S. It was said that subways in Shanghai are out of service after 22:30, which is another disaster...


Jan 22

Waken up by noise upstairs, AGAIN.

It's still rainning. Every time it rains, there's no taxi, as the guy told me last night...

The freak went out shopping, while i was watching the NHK programmes for 3 hours. I nearly fell asleep when watching the drama 義経 that i decided to finish the remaining cake and the drinking yogurt from Lawson. The drinking yogurt was yummy, but cuz of that, i had been in the toilet for 1 and a half day... XD

a0032771_1651933.jpgIt was 1pm. The front desk called to chase for checking out. The freak had not come back yet. I got no choice, but tried my best to move all the luggages downstairs. Of course the freak finally appeared after 30 mins, and we managed to catch a taxi and headed for the airport on time.

I don't hate business trips, in case it's a little bit relaxing like this time. :)

P.S. It's a pity that we couldn't try the magnetic "floating train" at the end cuz of the weather.
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by angelali | 2005-01-22 23:47 | 縱橫四海