So, I am sad to say that I have only about 1 month left at the Jinling Hotel in Nanjing, China. I am going to cry so hard when I leave, because i have met some really amazing people and I have learned so much. I have also had lots of fun traveling around and seeing different sights around China.
The last place I will visit in China is Shanghai. Oddly enough, I have not been there yet, as it is only about an hour away by train! 4 other interns and I are going to Shanghai on Monday for 3 days. We will go around seeing different sights and hopefully go to the Expo, however I have not bought tickets for it yet!! We are staying in a hostel called Mingtown Etour Youth Hostel, which is on People's Square. It looks like an okay hostel, but at least it is cheap, since Shanghai is a lot more expensive than Nanjing and Beijing!
So on Tuesday, the hotel had an Employee Talent Show. 4 departments were involved and performed different talents. There were many interesting acts to watch - belly dancing, butter making, flower arranging, Beijing Opera performance, kungfu, karate, singing, modeling, dancing and more. I actually participated with 2 other interns - Elizabeth and Melissa. We performed, "We are the World" by Michael Jackson with a few other front office people, Jeff, Raymond and Allan. It was a lot of fun to sing and we had lots of fun getting ready for it.
The talent show ran for 3 hours and we were actually the very last act, so we closed the show. It was fun to end the show with such a good song as that!
On Wednesday, there was a front office party for the people who participated in the talent show. We went to a fantastic restaurant in a plaza across from the hotel. It was called Hong Lin, and served Japanese food among with many other international foods. It was delicious! There were 30 people at the dinner and was just a lot of fun hanging out with everyone. The front office director and assistant director were also there with the training director. It was really cool to hang out with them outside of work. They were much more relaxed and a lot of fun to eat and drink with! Lol. I love the management team at the hotel!!
So like I said, next week I am going with the others to Shanghai for a few days. I will post pictures and write about the experience next weekend.
Love from China
An Bi Liu (Blair Andrews)