Just realised I haven’t posted Days 32-34 in China.
I cannot really recall.. but from what I remember, we went to eat the same street food in Day 32 and 33, went to shop at Taobaojie and bought my fake Timberland, went Binjiangdao to shop for souvenirs (yes those cute little soft toys). So disappointed that we discovered the street food so late, it was late so freaking good. Oh how much I’m missing the food there right now! Our SIM cards had been cancelled because it only lasts for a month, until end of September and it was really hard for us to arrange transport and contact each other. So, some of us decided to on our data roaming which was rather expensive, but not everyone has it. The most horrendous thing happened, we splited up, tong and julie got lost at Taobaojie. We went to look for them down the crowded streets and shouted for their name into random shops in hope to find them. Still, we could not find them after reaching the end of the street, so we u-turned and decided to go back to the shop where we bought our shoes to ask the owner if they had seen them. On our way back, we saw julie waving at us near the shoe shop and tong was in tears. She must’ve been so scared! Getting lost in foreign land is no joke, especially when you cannot contact anyone. Thankfully they are fine! Successfully persuaded edwin to eat street food because 7 of us ate the day before and we are still alive and kicking, didn’t have diarrhoea. Anyway, he was saying that regardless if he eat the street food or not, he will still get diarrhoea so just heck it already! haha!
Everyone was busy packing the day before our flight (Day 33), went to get street food in the morning and headed back to the hostel to pack. Most of us were busy packing and all and as usual, ziyi and edwin went back to the room to sleep, didn’t pack a single thing at all and we went out in the evening to binjiangdao for dinner + shop for souvenirs. Darren had to go for dinner with his group with the guy that helped them for their project, the girls went to do the nails, and the guys went to maigou to shop. The shops close rather early there, like 8+ 9pm, I still didn’t manage to get any souvenirs, so I started to panic cause its like my last night in china already. Ran around the whole binjiangdao to find the ridiculously cute duck (the one I hang on my bag) for everyone but none of the shops have enough (I wanted to buy 20, LOL). So ziyi and I ran and ran and ran around all the shops to look for the duckies. In the end.. we only managed to get 6.. so I bought other soft toys, bears, giraffes, elephants. Bought starbuck’s sea salt caramel and went back to hostel to continue part 2 of packing!
Tong’s spare room was like a warehouse, darren and ziyi was trying to pack all the cartons of drinks they bought to bring back to Singapore. They taped and used raffia strings and all, as if they just killed someone and is trying to hide the corpse. Packed until like 3+ and talked a little with tong, darren and yumiko before sleeping.
Basically, Day 34 was just flying back to Singapore, only had 2h+ of sleep, woke up at 6am to bathe and prepare to check out. While waiting for the bus to come at 8am+, we were all outside the hostel waiting at the guardhouse, so we started taking pictures with everyone. The wind was especially strong that day, all the pictures that we took, our hairs were like flying towards the left, its so funny. We had a hard time loading the bus with our luggage and hand carries. It was impossible to fit everything + 42 of us in the bus so we moved as many luggage as we could up the bus and went to the airport first. While darren and dr chiam stayed behind to wait for another smaller bus to load the luggage. Was quite worried about them, not sure if they could carry all the stuff and if they will be able to make it for the flight. Thankfully they made it safely! Had lots of problems with our luggage while checking them in at the airport. Some were overweight and they had to open to repack into their hand carries. Almost didn’t make it for our flight!
And here comes the horror. I LOST MY DUCKY ON THE PLANE (flight from tianjin to guangzhou). I’m so sad nooooooooooo. I emo-ed for a good 2 hours. Wherever you are right now, hope you are doing fine! Sorry for being an irresponsible owner! ):
Shall skip all the details on the plane, finally touched down in Singapore! Anila called the moment I stepped outta the plane and I screamed into the phone (if you’re reading this, I’M NOT SORRY HEUHEUHEU). So happy the homies came and fetch me yayyyyy, missed them so dearly, so excited to see them. Too bad I didn’t get to spend much time with them because it was almost midnight and they have to go home. And oh! Jer and Rach came to fetch me toooooo awesomeeee. But I had to ditch them because I can’t possibly split myself into 2. Felt so bad! But I had dinner with them the very next day so its fine! (:
Went home to reunite with my bed. <3