Poor tour guides, not even their fault. It's was Mr. President's idea!!
So, first we headed off to take pictures with a statue of a mother and two kids. I forgot what the statue's name but I remember the meaning. The reasonthey made the statue of a China woman, with an elder daughter and a younger is talking, is saying that you can only have 2 kids in China. Yeaps, it's their rule.If you have a first child and it's a girl, you can go for another one (so that you can get a boy). But if you're first child is a son, I don't think you can haveanother child. If both are girls? Well, you can't have anymore. That's it. I saw a lot of posters and writings on the walls about this matter. This statue, of course, is a reminder for the people.
Oh yeah. A fun fact. Hakka people believe in Feng Hsui, that's why the front part of their house has water (pond, river, etc) and behind, mountains/valleys. This is what they believe.. Water brings wealth or something. I think it turned more into a tradition. All houses in Dabu are like that, and so it somehow makes it special :D
TEA, after lunch? hehe. Visited the tea plantation, which is famous for the i-dunno-what tea. It's not Lung-Jing though, it's something else. We had to drive really far and then take a smallvan up to the hills. It was far, and the roads were stiff, and it was really PAINFUL. We had to tahan our pee for like, 2 hours!!So, our van arrived there first, because our driver, Mr. Yong was super fast. But we wanted to pee so bad, we asked Mr. Yong whether there's any restroom and he said that there was one at the hilltop. So, he drove us there. Pa chose to walk. Who knows why.
So, Mr. Yong took us down again. Other vans had arrived already. Took a group picture, then we realised that we lost pa =.= That's pa walking down hill. It's really far! He walked all the way up and all the way down again. And no toilet. You might wonder why we didn't pass him when we were coming down. Well, it's because they made one lane to go up, and one lane to go down. Pa came down the way he came up. Get it.
Went down the hill again... more this time. To the drinking tea place...
I didn't like the tea. All I wanted was the toilet. It was really funny. Everyone from the tour ran to the toilet!! macam Amazing Race. Then all the others wanted the nearer toilets so I ran to be back one, which was very far. haha. Don't care.
Drinking tea, is a time for old people, and parents, to get together and talk talk. I'm no parent nor I'm old, so I went outside to jalan-jalan.
That's all. I think. We had dinner in the hotel, if I'm not mistaken. OH YES! We had dinner in the hotel. And I had another hairwash. Then, we found out about the Kew family more. It turns out that the 'uncle' is actually my cousin. maih. So, his son kept teasing me about being his aunt. laa
a picture taken early morning