Olympic Stadium (August 1st, 2011 by Lianne)

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Today we started off with Taichi, but we were all kind of late because we sort of slept in, and then took forever eating breakfast. Taichi was pretty awesome though. Chloe and I always spend the entire time just sparring with each other. Today the teacher said that I am really strong. Take that. I am also having a terrible time typing on this computer because it is tiny and I keep accidentally pressing the shift button. It also keeps randomly switching to Chinese… so bear with me. After Taichi, we studied Chinese for a long time class pretty much consists of us having random fake conversations. In these, Gene is generally a convict. Today, I owned a bookstore and Chloe and I argued rather heatedly over the price of a signed book. In the end she ended up stealing the book, and I had to call the police. After Chinese, we went back to the hotel to eat lunch and then went to the Olympic village. We saw the Bird’s Nest and the Water Cube. Inside the water cube, there is a gigantic water park which has live performances and a ridiculous amount of people. We wanted to go to the Temple of Heaven, but we got stuck in traffic, so we didn’t have time. We ate dinner at a really nice restaurant which apparently is frequented by many celebrities and political figures.  We then went to a tea house, where we watched performances such as Peking Opera, Kung Fu, Tai Chi, and Peking Mask Changing. We also wanted to go shopping afterwards, but it was too late by the time we left.  And here I am having Nick transcribe the blog post for me because I can’t type on Beining’s weird computer.