24th February 2013
Back at school this week, we were busy preparing for our school assembly which was held on Friday. Mum & Dad came to watch. I operated the computer, & I had some lines as a narrator. We told/acted a Tibetan story about a hunter who rescued animals & then they helped him when he was put in jail for a crime he did not do. I have been coughing all week & now also have a real cold, so feeling a bit sorry for myself. Sniff, cough, sniff, cough ………
On Saturday, we were all up early to go to rugby in Pudong. BISS under 11 team played 3 games this week & we won 1 out of 3. While we were over in Pudong, we took the opportunity to look at the skyscrapers & visited Super Brand Mall & IFC. Neither sold rugby shirts, which is what we were looking for. I chose some new trainers & Mum bought a new work bag, so Dad pretended to feel sorry that he didn’t have anything new.We also saw lots of decorations for CNY.
Saturday night at the movies – & we watched “Life of Pi” – IMDB rating 8.2/10 rating is well deserved in my opinion. We also watched a TV program “Endeavour” about the early days of Morse (before he was an Inspector) – I really like “murder mysteries” & recommend this one too.
Exciting news from Sunday (today) – we bought our first “Shanghai Public Transportation Card” when I looked this up on Google, I found out that: “The Card is convenient to pay the subway fare. It can be used not only on the subway, but also on some public buses, ferryboats and even taxies. It is common for the new users to pay CNY 100 for the card, including a CNY 20 deposit and CNY 80 for use. The card can be used repeatedly and you can deposit more money in it at designated subway stations, bus stations, banks or stores.” So, we went on a train journey, walked to a wet market to buy potatoes & flowers & then took a taxi home – just to use the card twice in both transportation methods. It worked!.
I also got my first 10 baskets, since Dad put up the basket ball hoop.
Below are pictures from this week:
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