So, I’ve been effectively (I hope) teaching for a month now which means it’s time to take a vacation! This vacation is made possible by National Day which gives us the week off! National Day, my intensive research has shown, is on October 1 and was created as a memorial day to remember the founding of the People’s Republic of China. The PRC was actually founded on September 21, 1949, but a grand ceremony wasn’t able to be held until October 1 in Tienanmen Square. So now, every year, the Chinese get to celebrate the grand ceremony that celebrated the creation of China.
In layman’s terms, it means I’m leaving Chengdu! Kristen and I are meeting in about 2 hours to grab a taxi for the airport and jet set to Hong Kong for a few days. So now I have the perfect opportunity to break out a video by one of my favorite YouTubers: CGP Grey. What, exactly, is Hong Kong? And why, Katie, do you annoying talk about the 2040s every time I mention the island?
Well, watch and learn! For now, I’m off to make sure I’m done packing and am ready to roll! Happy National Day!