Here are some pictures of me at The Great Wall of China (长城), the eighth wonder of the world. The Great Wall is centuries old and stretches across the whole country. It’s the only man made structure that can be seen from outer space. It was built to ward off the Mongolians but I heard it never really worked since it took so long to build. The scenery there is breathtaking, with staircases made of detailed carved marble, surrounding cherry blossom trees, and traditional chinese inscriptions. Most of the wall has been restored but the original wall is in western China, which I have yet to see.
I was really foolish and wore pumps that morning. And though I looked the most stylish amongst all the tourists, I’m surprised I made it home with nothing broken. Not only is every rest stop far in between but also the stairs are so misaligned and steep that you can easily fall to your death. I took the cable car up, which I wish I didn’t because I didn’t bring enough money to get back down. So I had to get back to the ground, staircase by staircase. So when you go to 长城 wear comfortable shoes or walk up the stairs and take the slide down!
碧昂丝在长城 (Beyonce at The Great Wall)
It doesn’t always need to be New Years to set resolutions and lately I’ve been indulging in some really bad habits that I want to change..
1. STOP CURSING (I sound like a bloody American sailor with no sense in everyday speech instead of the refined, elegant, international socialite I’m striving to be.)
2. Eat healthier (Because here, in China, eating fast food and take out is really expensive.)
3. Start writing consistently (I want to be a writer, so it would just make sense to write, right?)
4. Channel all my creativity (I have a lot of ideas, and they need to be put out there.)
5. STOP WASTING TIME (Life’s too short, every moment counts. And I’m missing out by mindlessly surfing the web and watching movies I’ve already seen 100 times!)
We tell ourselves it’s too late to change but we must realize we have so much control over getting what we want out of our lives. It starts with ourselves and being able to analyze every detail and be disciplined. Take charge, be organized, and execute. It’s that simple!
P.S. Sorry for the two week hiatus but I’m back and more inspired than ever. I have a few videos to edit and I’m currently searching for a photographer.. So be on your toes!