So these next few weeks will be insane - they will go by so fast, and then we will be on a flight back to the US! Crazy right? I can't believe I have been in China for more than 4 months!!! AAAAHHH!!! The time went by sooooo fast!!! Oh well, "all good things must come to an end." I will have plenty of fun things to do in the future - especially since I hope my hospitality career lands me in Europe!! I have big plans for myself, as we all should!
Anyways...I kind of got off in a tangent there!! Lol. Let's see what is in my schedule for the next few weeks:
Today, November 4 - English Club presentation for all of hotel (there are 1,010 employees in the hotel...they better not all be at my presentation!) with Melissa, Kyle and Elizabeth (the presentation is on The Big Apple, aka NYC, and hotels, restaurants and just facts.
November 6 - Hotel party - where the staff gets to hang out with some important guests (only long-term guests...I think you have to have stayed at the hotel for at least 5 months..one of the guests invited has been here for 5 years!) Anyways we will go on a boat ride with the guests...it should be interesting to see how fun it will be..
November 7 - Last Chinese lesson! Also Dr. Cai and Ghiselli come to the hotel! Aaahhh pressure!! Also hopefully if the Drs. come late in the evening we will go to a dinner with a friend of my parents (Rudi Von Meister mentioned previously in another post)
November 8 - I might present to Dr. Cai and Dr. Ghiselli today!!
November 9 - I might present to Dr. Cai and Dr. Ghiselli today! I definitely present to the concierge department today!
November 13 - Final exams!!!! Starting at 1.30 pm!
November 18 - Meeting with Jinling Holdings, the company that runs all the Jinling affiliated hotels in China
November 19 - Graduation ceremony at Nanjing Institute of Tourism and Hospitality
November 21 - Farewell party
November 22 - Goodbye Jinling Hotel! Goodbye Nanjing! I love and miss you all!!! Go to Shanghai to stay over night in a hotel for the flight on the 23rd
November 23 - GOODBYE CHINA!! I promise to come back and visit! XOXO!
November 24 - Welcome back to the United States, home of clean air, proper toilets WITH TOILET PAPER!, and lots of other amenities that some areas of China have fallen short of.
November 25 - THANKSGIVING!! Oh boy, do I love this holiday! What a Welcome Home celebration! Start off the day with the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade on tv, possibly watch some football, and to top it off pig out on turkey, mashed potatoes, green bean casserole, pumpkin pie, apple pie and many more AMERICAN deliciousy goodnesses (and yes I am aware these are not words..lol)!
November 26-30 - sleep, eat, sleep, sleep, sleep, eat, sleep, sleep, sleep, eat..you get the idea.
Well, as you can see I am very busy for the next few weeks! I will try to post a few more posts, however they might be very short! Stay tuned!!
Love from China,
An Bi Liu (Blair Andrews)