Photo is an embarassement to many American people. (Bush watches closely at American volleyball athletes as they prepare for an olympic match.)
I admit that I am not any better. I spend more time watching Chinese ladys in the background rather than the athletes, during the parade! I had the money and time to travel to Beijing and watch the Opening Ceremony, but I didn’t go. I just do not feel confident in my Chinese language skills yet, and that is a very big problem. Recently, I received a raise in pay, but I just don’t know what to do with so much money. I spend some of it on paintball, and I spend some of it in groceries for my parents and sisters, but most of it I just invest it. I am disappointed in myself, I often have opportunity, but never feel ready for it. Later, my heart sinks and I feel very sad and a little angry at myself because I didn’t forget worrying and go. I am going to push myself hard in Chinese Language studies so I have the confidence I need to visit China. I think the vacation would be much more enjoyable if I know the language.