So, I managed to break the key trying to get into my apartment last night. Apparently, they did not give me the right key for that particular door. Although the key I used fit, when I went to turn it, snapped in half. I was alone at that point & had no clue what I was going to do, but thankfully Tracy showed up a few minutes later. We had to get the guard to unlock it for us & this morning the other half of my key was no longer in the keyhole, so someone fixed it! I now have the correct keys & hopefully that will not happen again!
This morning I tried another traditional Chinese breakfast, which I would consider a crepe (Chinese style). Tracy (roommate) was trying to explain what I was eating & called it a “cruller”, which I didn’t think seemed right, so I did a Google search & found out exactly what I ate: Jian Bing (Chinese Breakfast Crepes) . That link will take you to a blog where you can watch it being made ^^
The work week went well, although it was only two days for me. My hours changed from 9am-6pm, but I haven’t left before 7pm yet. Chris & I were supposed to get dinner with our boss, Michael, but he made other plans & told us to go wander the city. I asked a co-worker for suggestions so I would have some sort of idea as to where I was going. We ended up at the China 1 mall, which is pretty big & filled with some great stores [can’t wait to go shopping]. The top floor is a food court type area, so we chose a restaurant that had the menu in English because I did not want to rely solely on pictures!
After dinner I decided to unpack my things, so now I can show pictures!
Above you see my room, the view from my room’s balcony, the kitchen, living room, & bathroom.
& now I must get some rest. Tomorrow, Michael’s wife and/or niece is showing Chris & me around Shanghai!