3 days before the trip
I'm so excited and I just can't hide it sing The Pointer Sisters, and I think I know how they felt when they wrote the lyrcis. Although I think they were singing about some inessential thing like boys and cuddling (just don't get me wrong here, I'm no man hater) and not about xeno going to China. But they still described me perfectly. I'm just like that, getting so excited and not being able to hide it at all when something awesome comes up. I also can't shut about it, so I'll try to write everything I'll experience during the trip in here, and then behave myself and leave it there. This is my first China blog entry, expect more updates after we leave.
You know the small kids that know that they'll be bought icecream or they'll be able to go to a ball pit and they jump around and are noisy? We'll, I'm exactly like that at the moment, or would be if arx didn't keep me in control and jumping wasn't so god damn laborious. I can't help myself! And like I already said in the news post, going to China has been one of my biggest dreams ever, so you can just imagine how I'm feeling now. Actually, you'll need to imagine as I don't think I'll be able to describe it with words. If I absolutely had to pick one, I think I'd use crazy.
So, now there is only 3 days before our flight takes off from Helsinki-Vantaa airport and we've been super busy. Just today we spent 7, yeah _7_ hours walking around in the center of Helsinki and looking for this, that and _that_ (whatever it is, but _this_ still isn't good compared to it). I don't especially like being in huge crowds packed in shops but I guess I'll need to get used to it, as they say one of the reasons for a culture shock in China will be the amount of people around you. So, there won't be a quiet moment in your day, as ChangSha has over 6 million habitants, when Finland has a bit over 5 in total.
Tomorrow we'll have the main raid, the day after tomorrow our casual alt raid, and then I'll pack away wow, Finland, western food, euros, Finnish and spoons and forks. I still haven't realized completely that we are going, but I'm still trying to act accordingly. I and arx bought chopsticks yesterday and been eating with them ever since to get some training so we won't starve in China. I survived the first dinner but I'm still far away from being comfortable with them.
Hunan province in China
Wulingyuan, 270 kilometers from ChangSha in Hunan
Anyway, the temperature revolves around 0 here and it'll be around +20 degrees or more in China so we'll spend the 1 week trip in a lot warmer climate than we have here. Getting rid of my winter coat in advance will be nice. I'll post you a picture of our patchetic "spring" we have in Helsinki later, because it was already too dark when we got home. Yeah, you read right, that's how long we spent shopping and that's how fast it still gets dark in here. But not many things can bother me right now, as I know I'm about to leave for one of the best trips of my life, and I'll do my everything to make it as good as possible.
The song continues "I'm about to lose control and I think I like it". My plan is to lose it in China and enjoy every moment, ganbei everyone!