The weekend is slowly coming to it’s end and I got an early start tomorrow at 6AM so figured I could recap the weekend. Finding the time to write a post every day turned out to be more difficult than I thought.
Friday: Woke up at 7 to get to school as we had orientation at 9. Turns out that the rush hour is much worse at 8 than at 7 so might consider myself lucky having to get up that early. Orientation was basically just a lot of talk about the school and so on. We were finished at 10 and the results of the placement tests + which class we belong to would be posted at 5PM but luckily the teacher agreed to call me with the result so I didn’t have to wait for it. The rest of the day was spent at home with pizza and movies.
Saturday: Felt ill at the start of the day and didn’t do much except forcing down some noodles. After taking a shower I felt a lot better. Met up with Liljana and Sara who live close to us and we took a cab to a restaurant called Lost Heaven close to Tiananmen Square. They serve traditional Chinese food and it was amazing.
Sunday: In order to explain Sunday I need to tell you the backstory. As many are aware multiple social medias such as facebook, youtube and instagram (will talk more about this in the future) are blocked in China. Instead there is one media that dominates the Chinese market: WeChat. WeChat is basically a chat client at its core but they’ve also added the possibility to have company pages such as on facebook and other features. It is basically essential to have Wechat. So I signed up with my Chinese number when I arrived and had WeChat for a couple of days. Out of the blue I got banned for batch registration which had something to do with my number. Supposedly you could be unbanned automatically with a text but it didn’t work as it was supposed to so I signed up with my Swedish number. That one got banned 3 days later for weird login patterns (VPN). This ban could be removed if another user verified you. When we tried that you had to give information such as ID number that wasn’t even registered so it didn’t work. So my Sunday was basically spent with a friend and her Chinese friend to try to get me unbanned and in the end to buy a new phone number. At least the weather was nice.