I may have…gotten to the airport early. Earlier than anticipated.
I woke up with the rest of my classmates to say goodbye to them at 4AM. By the time I finished up packing and hailed a cab, it was 5:15AM. An hour later, Shanghai Pudong International Airport. Because it was only 6AM, the cavernous airport was pretty empty. I couldn’t find any staff to help me check my bags for a good fifteen minutes, but eventually they checked and I had my ticket. Customs was a breeze with only one woman ahead of me, as was security. I didn’t even get flustered when I struggled to remove my laptop from my bulging backpack, because there was no one behind me.
In a flash, I was through security and walking aimlessly around my gate.
I bought barbecue potato chips, peanut M&Ms, and blue Gatorade because I am weak, weak, weak. And hungry. And no way in hell was I going to pay 50 RMB for a bowl of noodles, not after the cab ride over emptied my wallet (220 RMB, jfc) and not after I was accustomed to 10 RMB bowls of noodles.
The wifi here is pretty shady. You need to re-enter the wifi password approximately every 9 minutes and 12 seconds, and you can’t enter your VPN without internet connection. It made my Skype call with the fambam a struggle, but, y’know, it was worth it. They got the Christmas tree today! Yea-yuhh~
The waiting area is full now. I’m guarding my seat jealously, even though I could go for a trip to the restroom. No, you will not take over my socket, sir.
Maybe in twenty minutes. Thirty, if I clench.
God, I need a nap.