As Zoe and I woke up, we had to get dressed and get ready for our big day because we were going to school and I was excited to do some lessons, at 7:20 we had to leave the house to go to school, when we got to school we went to the meeting room ready to start the day for us new kids, then we went a made some sticky rice, it was hard to make, I made 2, after that we got to go aside and play for a little while, it was boring because it was so hot and so me and 2 other girls sat in the shade talking to each other, then the music went and we had to go back to the meeting room, at the meeting room we got some food like pizza, dumplings and some other ok kinds of food then we went down stairs to have some photos taken once we had our photos taken I and some other kids handed out some gifts for people and I was getting so surrounded with lots of people that I had like no room to move and till I ran out of gifts to give out so then I ran back up to the meeting room to put the bag of gifts away then it was time to go back to the hotel and go to have some kong fu lessons, that was fun, but the kong fu lessons were hard to do and also so confusing to do but it was still fun, once the kong fu lessons were over we went to the gardens and we got a ice-cream there, the gardens were really cool, I loved the gardens, we stayed there for about an hour and a half an then we went out for dinner witch I had like lots of rice there because I didn’t really like anything else, after dinner we went back to the hotel and we all had a shower and then we all went to bed ready for the next big day.
In the morning Zoe and I got our bags packed ready to go to Angela’s school to see her and then after school she will come pick Zoe and I up from the hotel were Zoe and I are staying at. As soon as we got to the school we did some painting and we wrote our names in Chinese, it was really fun, because we had to have partners so we all got to meet someone new witch I like because I got to meet someone and she was really nice then we had to go back to the hotel ready for Angela to come and pick us up. At 2:00pm we were both ready at the front of the hotel ready to go to Angela’s house for the night, Zoe and I were so excited, we both couldn’t wait for our sleepover at Angela’s house. When we saw Angela and her dad we said goodbye to everyone and hoped in the car ready to meet Sophie, Phoebe and Georgia at pin gang road.
When we got there we all got ice-creams and then after that we went to go look around the shops there, we found a pottery place were we could make some pottery and I thought it was awesome because I had never done pottery before and I thought I was really good at it and it was really fun to make, then after we all made some pottery we went on a small boat down a small skinny lake witch I thought was really fun to do because lots of people was waving at us and watching as go past them as they was walking along the footpath, after about half an hour we got another ice-cream and as we ate our ice-creams we also got a ride on like a little carriage by a man on a bike bulling us, it was fun. For dinner we had another mixture of food and we ate with two of Angela’s friends and Sophie with Phoebe and Georgia also came and had dinner with us to, dinner was ok like it wasn’t that great but it was still ok, after dinner we all said goodbye and then we all left to go back home, when Zoe and I got to Angela’s house we had a shower and then we went to bed.
In the morning Zoe, Georgia, Phoebe and I went to Skype our school witch is Golden square primary school, so that meant we had to wake up at 7:50 and get ready to Skype, I and the other girls were really tired because we had to wake up really early in the morning witch I really wanted to sleep in that day. At 10:00 in the morning we got ready to catch a bus to Suzhou, it was a hour and a half, on the bus I was sitting next to Bella and we were in the second row, I was sitting on the window side witch I was happy about that because I have not been on the window side for the whole China trip so far. For lunch we had a mixture of all kinds of food, once everyone on my table had finished eating we all hoped back onto the bus ready to go to the silk factory, when we got to the silk factory a lady told us how the silk is made out of and how to make it, some bits of the silk looked easy to make but other bits looked really boring or hard to make, after the silk factory we went back to see our new hotel rooms and then we went out for some dinner.
Today my group and I went to the pearl tower and we got to go inside and it was so cool because there was wood on the ground and then there was some glass to look down at the city and the view was so good like you could see a far way back into the city after a little while we heard that there was a rollercoaster in the pearl tower and so I and some other people went on the rollercoaster, it was so fun but at the same time it was really scary because you had to wear these special glasses that made you see this screen that I didn’t like because I was sitting on my own, after the rollercoaster ride we had to sit outside the front of the pearl tower and wait for like forever for the teachers to agree on something for us to do, so they finally made up there minds and they all agreed on going to the museum so we did and I thought the museum was really interesting, for me but then some bits were boring.
In the morning Zoe and I got dressed and all that kind of stuff and got ready to go to the temple, at the temple we all found some coins on the ground and we were aloud to pick them up, and because there was this big stature at the temple people say if you throw a coin up at the stature and get it in one of the big holes in the stature then they say if you make a wish when you get the coin in one of the holes then if you make a wish then the temple helps your wishes come true, I got like all of my throws in the holes because the holes were so big and I also made like a lot of wishes to, once we had enough of the temple we decided to go see some dating umbrellas which meant that people wanted dates witch I thought was really weird. Then we decided to go to the park and there was all kinds of fitness stuff witch I thought was really cool and really fun to play on.
In the morning Zoe and I woke up early in the morning and then went down to breakfast at about 8:00, for breakfast I had bread with butter another kind of food and a drink of orange juice, for lunch we had some dumplings down at the park and as we were eating lots of people took pictures of us and were standing while watching us witch I thought was kind of weird went bargaining and because we had to have a partner with you I was partners with my new friend I met over in China, and her name was Bella, so for the rest of the after noon Bella and I were bargaining for presents that we thought that our family and some friends mite like, on my list I had brought from home to tell me who I have to bye presents for, and I had brought presents for everyone so now I can bye what ever I want for me, YAY.
I can't believe that the day has finally come, the day I get to go to China. On June the first the day we get to China I had to wake up at 5:00 because we had to catch a bus to theMelbourne airport, I was so excited. At 5:40 we said good bye to our parents and then we all hoped onto the bus ready to start our journey to China, on the bus I sat in the ground row next to Georgia, it was boring because he bus trip took about 2 hours. When we got to Melbourne we got to wonder around the shops with a partner for about an hour then we had to all meet up at this one spot ready to get onto the plane. As the plane started going up into the sky I felt a bit dizzy but then I got over it. After about half an hour on the plane we were aloud to swap seats with other people, because I was sitting next to Phoebe Georgia moved into Phoebe's spot and then Phoebe sat next to Zoe so we each had a friend to sit next to on the plane ride, the plane ride tackles 11 hours but it feels like it takes for ever. For lunch we had spicy chicken, rice, milk and some bread and butter, it was yum. After a little while I felt tired so I decided to have a little nap, but didn't fall asleep, so I just played on my iPad for like the rest of the plane ride.
Hi my name is Ebony
Im in grade 5
Is this your first overseas trip? Yes
What are you looking forward to the most about your trip to China? Seeing and meeting people over in China and staying over night at my home stay.
Are there any items in particular that you would like to buy in China? Anything that’s triditional to China.
What types of Chinese foods are you looking forward to trying? Dumplings.
How do you think you will fill in your time whilst on the plane? Probably watching moves, playing games and sleeping.
What do you think the biggest difference will be between life in China vs life in Australia?
Time over in China is different and China will look way different from Australia because they have different stuff to us and lots more.
Im so excited to be able to travel to China and I can’t wait to tell you all about my adventures.