Wednesday left me nearly in tears. I was battling allergies and cold symptoms all day at work when I came home to find my apartment completely flooded. Water was gushing out of an old broken pipe in my toilet all the way from my 4th floor apartment to the entrance of the building. I would have taken some photos if I hadn’t been in shock.
Once all the workers finished fixing the pipe and cleaning up the mess, I left my place in a daze with my backpack in hand. I didn’t know what else to do, so I went to Chinese class (did I tell you I take university classes in the evenings?) and took a 1.5 hour midterm exam. I even managed to write a 120 character essay comparing my hometown to Shanghai.
At the end of the day, my week wasn’t so bad. My apartment is safe and dry and I’m sure I passed my Chinese midterm. And I’ve been going on quite a few walking adventures, thanks to the beautiful weather.
Here are the photos from the local flower & bird market and Luxun Park (also known as Hongkou Park):