My first impression about China turned out to be fairly utopistic. Since my plane landed in rain & fog, i accepted in no time, that the general weather condition keeps constantly being this, and you can never see further than 80 meters, and dont have the chance to see the sun, or clouds, not even ufos or yeti, unless they come close enough to get unfolded. Just like in ‘Matrix’ or ‘Highlander’.. etc. I gave the chance to Shanghai to surprise me and show the opposite of the above listed beliefs, later..
So in the first hour it turned in my mind, that maybe from now i not going to see the Sun for a few months.. Okay, i said to myself: “never mind dude, since every given fact is part of our new experiences, thus we should accept everything as it comes (or not comes;).” What is more, i immediately (forced myself to) turned to be happy by realizing that i will have even more time to deal with my chinese language studies, since there won’t be any disturbing parameters such as: good weather, sun-tanning, laying/sleeping in a park or riverside, hiking and other “time-consuming”, “ineffective” activities. ..After a short while my new plans and ‘hopes’ were seemed to be sabotaged again..
Then soon it turned out, that Shanghai is just a normal city, no crazy utopia, no dark cloud-curtains and acid-rains, (to date:). Haha, there are other crazy places for that.. check Linfen city, oh my gosh! Even more, Shanghai has just as good sunsets as any other place i have been to. From this point me and Shanghai were kickstarted our good friendship, the symbiosis by which i accept every gift that Shanghai hands me, and Sh have to accept my activity on every squaremeter of his / her (?) territory.