I noticed a big difference this trip. The first day I saw everything as with new eyes again, this naturally since I have so many friends and family coming over, wondering what they will see and comment, I started to remember how I noticed everything the first times in Beijing.
But this time I also quickly noticed that I don't see it as exotic any longer. I start to see it more as a familiar nicer place I'm back at, more like as if it was a summer house one came back to. Even strolling down the Hutongs with Mia in the trolley doesn't make me feel more special then us strolling down the block at home.
I wish I was just better - a lot better - at Chinese.