New Years eve plus hiking
New Years eve started out like any other day. I spent time reading and knocking out some computer work at a local Starbucks. I finalized my evening plans around 4:30 in the afternoon. I enjoyed some pizza and salad with a friend and her two children before heading out to the art district know as 798 for a party with 2,000 of my friends. We danced for a few hours, yelled happy new year and then safely went home.
One of the most exciting events of 2011 for me involves my new park pass. I really am local now that I have my very own pass. Last year I paid 40rmb or 50 rmb many times to get into parks for hiking. Now, with my very own id I am free to go as I please without paying any more money. This pleases me. This is one more reason I am having such a great time here.