It's been two long and interesting weeks, I feel that life at Beida (Beijing Daxue, Peking, or Beijing University) has been very comfortable and fun. Beida has two little supermarkets where you can find almost any daily needed items, two banks, many fruit stands, phone card booth, airplane ticket booth, and more. It's somewhat like a little city. I usually eat on campus with my language partner at a huge cafeteria called nongyuan. They have all sorts of food. My single room is very spacious with airconditioner; Beida has been known to pamper their foreign exchange students. =)
I think this is the west gate, xixiaomenr. Only pedestrians are allowed through this gate. nanmenr, dongxiaomenr, dongnanmenr are also pedestrians only. I think only nanxiaomenr, xijichemenr, and xijidongchemenr are for vehicles. There are seven gates in total. I am pretty used to the location of most places on campus. Nice story: I usually ask people where buildings are, but last Saturday, I gave directions to some tourists on campus. That was an exciting moment. =)
Very pretty building call beigonglou, which belonged to another college back then until it merged with Beijing University.
My chinese class from 8am-12pm. We have two teachers: kouyu (spoken language) for two hours and then hanyu (writing and grammar) for two hours. We just took our midterm yesterday.