Hey guys, first of all, thanks for all the birthday wishes! Today was the first day I was able to get online since I left the US and it was a really nice surprise!
Also, as some of you know I'm in China right now! It shouldn't be much of a surprise for my long-term watchers though, as I go back every 2-3 years so this is probably my third time here since I've joined dA (9th time ever haha).
It's been a really amazing experience so far because I went overseas alone! ALthough I do have a lot of family members and friends to look after me, so I never really feel alone. But it really is a different experience to travel by yourself. I actually have to do things like ask for directions, learn to read signs, use money, etc. It's a lot of fun though! And you get so much freedom.
Also I think this is the first time I'm gonna gain weight in China! =n=!! Because in the past I had trouble getting used to the food but for some reason I don't have that problem this time, maybe because I'm older and maybe because I have family friends taking me out to lunch a lot and literally stuffing food into my mouth with their chopsticks! But it's good food and nice to know I have so many people who care about me here ^^
I had a surprise birthday party too! (Or the closest thing I've ever had to a surprise birthday party :') ) My uncle said he'd take me to dinner and he took me to a family friend's house instead where she made dinner for me and etc. and even though I haven't seen her since I was like 11 years old I really felt at home. It was a really nice birthday and she also has a cute dog and a really adorable baby kitten who has the same name as my roommate and I'm allergic to. TTnTT
anyway I'm rambling now! But yeah hahaha just thought I'd slip in a little bitty update xD