My mommy and I adventured through China. Here are some of the highlights. The Great Wall, the ancient Drum Tower in Xi’an, the terra cotta soldiers in Xi’an, the Pandas of Chengdu, and a quaint but lively outdoor market.

Mommy and I are headed back to the US of A. I have loved my time in China, and I am so thankful for this sweet opportunity. The people I have encountered really have made my time worthwhile. Oh the joy of knowing that loving relationships with friends are such a gift from above. I will post about my mom and I’s journey across the hinterlands and metropolises of China when I get back to the states. Keep yoslefs glued to the screens…ha ha just joking.

Mommy and I are headed back to the US of A. I have loved my time in China, and I am so thankful for this sweet opportunity. The people I have encountered really have made my time worthwhile. Oh the joy of knowing that loving relationships with friends are such a gift from above. I will post about my mom and I’s journey across the hinterlands and metropolises of China when I get back to the states. Keep yoslefs glued to the screens…ha ha just joking.

QINGDAO ADVENTURES after my studies. wahoo. This involved seeing friends galore with my mommy of course. HaVe I mEnTIoNeD sHe Is HeRe? We have visited many a site here in Qingdao together toddling along in the humidity gabbing away as the sun beams down. ahhhh this is the life. So many precious friends Chinese, American, even a Kiwi (New Zealander) or two that I will miss dearly. This has been a blessed summer.

My days in Qingdao have come to a close. Here are pictures at our farewell dinner at the local corner restaurant. We had some silly faces from Perla and Caleb in the bottom left picture and a whole lot of glaring from Guckles in the top picture. Goodness, I will miss these peoples. 

Sally is a new joyous friend I have met. She is native to New Zealand. How neato bandito. We were just goofing around as our picture was taken candidly. Then I decided to be uncandid as it were and make a funny, yet uncomfortable face. You like?

Felt like a real Qingdaonese this day because on a 40 minute bus ride, I kept falling asleep onto my neighbors. EMBARRASSING, but as I have seen done before you just say nothing and go back to sleep. That is exactly what I did. Got an awkward little cat nap in nonetheless.

Took a sophisticated outing with Laura and Alice. We went to the art museum of Qingdao today and strolled and tried to interpret some abstract art. Twas a jolly good time with some joyful and loving girls.

我的生日 aka my BiRfDaY! Spent part of the day learning Chinese of course, then of to the beach, only pictured with Perla in the cab coming back, then off to get gussied up for our Italiano Dinner. There is the gang and then me pictured with a very yummy pizza! Let me tell you that cake was both delicious and beautiful. 22 candles is a whole lota fire, you guys, but I got them all blown out. whew. The picture of the speaker is important because they played a song that sang “happy birsday to you, happy birsday to you”…twas quite cute. Then Guckles graffitied my cake, that big goober. Then there is all my peeps. Twas a full day with blessings galore. I am thankful.

I told you folks a little story about a jungle gym mishap that other day. Well, here’s the deal I had another one on the monkey bars. I was attempting to climb on top when I somehow lost all my balance and fell face forward toward the earth. OUCH yet again. My friend turned around, and right as I hit the ground I was a bucket full of giggles just because I keep doing stuff like this.

An afternoon at the park with my friend Dan. He is Australian. How cool is that? Yes I am hiding in the bushes in that on picture. Why not? That jungle gym ended up being my demise as I was standing on the top like a boss I suddenly plummeted head first towards the ground. My hip caught on one of the bars. OUCH! A lone Chinese guy witnessed this fall. ha ha ha Dan managed to act like a monkey as you can tell from the pictures. Me not so much. Oh yeah, Dan is eating some strange, flavorless Chinese sweet, which is harpooned through with chopsticks. holler. 

These are some pictures of the glorious gardens and natures discovered in the midst of the hustle and bustle of Tokyo. I especially loved the greenhouse I stumbled upon with luscious plants growing inside in the warmth and safety of those glass walls. Oh how I love greenhouses as they use the light of the sun to protect and aid plants in growth. Traditional Japanese gardens are simplistic, and filled with bonsai and weeping willows. What a surprise it was to explore this, I hope these pictures offer a glimpse of the beauty it truly was. 

I am back safe and sound in good ol’ QIngdao! Here are some pictures from my sweet time in Tokyo, Japan. I have some more glorious nature pictures that i will post soon, so stay posted! Got to establish some new friendships and see some dear friends while there, Abba Father is faithful as he provides in his glorious and holy way.