Cough, Cough, Cough

Lanterns at Grand Gateway

Lanterns at Grand Gateway – That is a LOT of lanterns

CNY Decorations

CNY Decorations – enormous goldfish

24th February 2013

Dear Bloggers,

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:

The Pearl

The Pearl

Snake Bushes

Snake Bushes

Sushi Lunch with free mousse pudding

Sushi Lunch with free mousse pudding

QUIZ ALERT!!! – The blogger who has the best guess for what the sign below means, may (probably) get a prize! If  you make a funny or intelligent guess, I might just give you a prize anyway.

What does this sign mean?

What does this sign mean?

Operating the computer at 5I assembly

Operating the computer at 5I assembly

Using the new train card

Using the new train card – YIPPEE!!!

New Trainers (my feet keep growing!)

New Trainers (my feet keep growing!)

From Thomas

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11 comments

  1. Curtley · · Reply

    No, but will try one day

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  2. susan elizabeth · · Reply

    Did you sit in a barrel on a car roof Curtley?

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  3. Auntie Hannah · · Reply

    “no listerning to Metallica EXTRA loud with the sun-roof open”?

    Glad to see Bromley’s sun-burn is looking better.

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  4. Those snake bushes are so cool!! Ben thinks the sign means “car fire” (he said: it’s obvious, that’s a car on fire!) but I reckon it’s something like “no firecrackers to be set off from a car”!

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  5. Surely it is obvious……..don’t sit in a barrel on the car roof if you are expecting your hair to grow suddenly !!

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  6. I think it means you cannot blow up your car in this street

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  7. Granny Devon · · Reply

    Some cars run on gas – perhaps it means that you are not allowed to drive in the city in that sort of car – too dangerous……I really don’t know, just a guess.
    Hope you soon feel better.

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  8. Polly-wolly · · Reply

    no fire-engines round here?

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  9. Dear Cough-sniff-cough-sniff blogger, this week too your report is interesting and the quiz represents an added value! So i’ll try to answer: NO FIREWORKS TRANSPORTATION ADMITTED.
    A second choice could be “no car-hat admitted” but I think it’s very intriguing…

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  10. granny fixit · · Reply

    Very very sad that you are poorly – please get better soon.
    Love the lanterns and the goldfish.
    The sign must mean – ‘no passing wind allowed on top of cars’ or maybe ‘you will be arrested if you leave/drop bombs on the roof of cars’ but as it is CNY it is probably ‘no firecrackers to be ignited on cars’
    Trainers very smart – look about my size.

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  11. Curtis family · · Reply

    I think it means no BBQ on top of car! From Curtis family

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