It has been hectic figuring out my final months here. I have a lot of mixed feelings about leaving Hong Kong. I really love Hong Kong and my life here but am missing my family, friends, and Chipotle at home. It's been quite a year with it's ups and downs but I'm finding more and more resistant to leaving (but obviously I am leaving).
It has dawned on me that I am returning to school and will become a students again. That scares me a lot. I feel like this year has been the longest and shortest year of my life and it just feels like ages since I took an exam or actually studied. However, I am extremely excited to go back, study psychology, and earn my Masters.
This past weekend was a long weekend because of the public holiday, Labor Day. So, I decided to take a weekend trip to Shanghai, China. The previous weekend was my birthday so treated this mini trip as a birthday present to myself! My friend, Susan, raves about Shanghai and I was compelled to go. Shanghai is pretty similar to Hong Kong in the sense that it is a metropolitan city. The skyline is painted with many different skyscrapers such as the Oriental Pearl TV Tower, the Jin Mao Tower, and the Shanghai Tower. I was lucky enough to have such clear, blue skies when I went to the Bund to check out the skyline.
The weather was just absolutely beautiful when I went so I spent majority of the weekend walking around as well. Unfortunately, it was a busy weekend as well due to the long weekend. I visited Old Town where the Yu Gardens are and it was completely packed. While the Yu Gardens are beautiful, I found myself getting frustrated with the shoving and pushing of the tourists in the Gardens and in the shops surrounding the area. However, my spirits were lifted when I left the area and headed to the French Concession.
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