I know I said this many times- I will still try to update as many as possible.
This time, I has set the setting to some readers only, thou I know there is not much reader.
So right now, is the new stage of my life =/ , the one long stage of working life - from primary, secondary, college and then University. Sigh!!
I am not gonna talk about my new phase because it isn't exactly started yet.
So this post is gonna be one of the many China incident experience I had and this take place at Suzhuo railway Station on 26th December 2010.
After Christmas at Shanghai, I was told by my Dad that he got a friend in Suzhuo, that could take care of me. So he gave me that friend number, so i called his number many times, either didn't pick up or engaged. So I couldn't get him, but my dad insisted me to go his Suzhuo first.
So when I reach Suzhuo, at 1430pm, then explored around the station. Then found one 24 hours KFC Restaurant. So my initial plan was to overnight there if there is no news about his friend.
EAT-SLEEP- NO PLAY involved obviously until 2330, then I couldn't stand it anymore. then I realize that I got a free hotel booklet back from a promoter at the Shanghai Station.
So I used that booklet to find out the cheapest hotel/motel around Suzhuo.
As soon as I found it, I called my sis back home to find the direction from Station to the hotel.
Come and think of it, if I actually ignore the promoter like everyone else, I would actually end up and rot at the restaurant.
Anyhow, as soon as I located the hotel with my sixth sense, I carry up my backpack, handbag and laptop bag head out to find cab.
When I'm at the outside of the railway station, there are lot of 'promoter' promo their accommodation and transport. So I ignore at first, keep on looking for cab station.
Till I couldn't find one, I ask one of them, then slowly, it accumulated the rest of them , around 10 people, surround me and insists me to go on with their ride.
Then, one of them asked, are you from Korea? ( as I was wearing beanie, in china, if you wear something on your head, high chances that you being Korean). then I said no, then they keep on guessing, and they will never guess it was Malaysia anyway. Anyhow, as them surrounded me, I was so afraid that they would actually can just snatch my stuff away.
Nevertheless, I ignore them by just walking out the circle, then head out of the station.
As I heading out, one of them ride scooter , and offer me the ride to the hotel, for 25 yuan and even comment that the hotel i picked is expensive. I ignore , obviously.
Thank goodness that I know how to read Chinese character, that it stated Cab station this way.
Quickly walk toward that direction, and then they did not follow up anymore as if they that the cab station is too holy or bright for them being vampire-ish to walk in like that.
So i ask the cab driver about , them like what are they, what are they doing.
the cab driver said they are 'black vehicle', often charge higher rate than usual to place.
Anyhow, the driver took 10 min to my hotel, which expected anyway.
If I really think of it, if I didn't do either one of it -
take the hotel booklet from the promoter
study Chinese since 7
do hotel location with estimated distance and direction
I would end up with much worse ending of this post.
Nevertheless, I did tips the driver for giving me lot information , and got a very affordable and comfortable place to overnight.