10.17.2007

Forbidden Keanu

Today was the last scheduled visit of the trip, and we went to the Forbidden City. As usual, everything went very quickly, and we basically ran through the whole place, which might have been a good thing, because it is HUGE!!! That place is truly spectacular, and I'm starting to suspect that the whole purpose of those quick visits (we only spent about 1h30 hour at the Great Wall yesterday...) is to make us come back. I've enjoyed this trip so much, and China, and China people, now I really want to read about it's history and culture, not just the adoption books!

The funny moment of the day was when we realized that Keanu Reeves was right there, watching the emperor's throne with us! A bunch of women that has been busy falling in love with their babies, changing diapers and making bottles on the go for 10 days is still a bunch of women... We all went a bit crazy, one of us snapped an awesome picture of him (I promise I'll put it up here when I get it!), and all the guys seemed to get a bit jealous, wondering out loud what the big deal was... It was really funny to watch them do that with babies strapped to their chest.














S was very supportive, and tried to film him with his video camera's super zoom as Keanu was walking away... When I checked my pictures tonight, I realized that I had him in the corner of a shot!!! I zoomed it for your viewing pleasure... OK, I know, it's a bit blurry, but I swear, it's him! ;o)

Yummy slept through the whole visit...

Last day tomorrow, a bittersweet feeling about leaving this amazing country, slowly starting to look forward to some routine, drinkable tap water, and a washing machine... :o)

And because that's what you all come here for anyways, here are a few pictures of the last 2 days:

Chopsticks action!










On the bus, with our friends visiting Beijing










Multitasking...













Sorry, no baby in this one, just unbelievable architecture...










Remember Puss'N Boots, in Shrek?...













Aaaawwww...










Too cute! (and yes, I'm talking about the baby...)

2 commentaires:

Beverly a dit…

How fun. Seeing keanu was just icing on the cake.

Beverly

Mutha a dit…

Keanu in China! That beats any of my adventures there! Have a safe flight home. Cannot wait to hear the at home updates. Jet lag is awful, but it passes in about a week. Hang in there.