I had one last interview with another game design student on Saturday morning. He was from Chengdu, my favorite Chinese city, extremely friendly and we talked for more than 3 hours, way longer than the scheduled two.
Fortunately, my friend Open, who is also from Chengdu, had to move house in the morning, so we arranged to meet later at 14:30 at Chaoyang Park’s Blue Lagoon (朝阳公园蓝色港湾).
Open wanted to bring us to an amazing BBQ chicken place called 抄豆合作社 at 炒豆胡同 (Chaodou Hutong – Chaodou literally means fried beans). Nick already had plans for the evening so it was just us girls heading there. We thought we were early at 17:00, but we found out that there’s already a waiting list in front of us. So Open left her name and number so they could call us back as soon as they had a table, and we strolled down an adjacent hutong – 南锣鼓巷 – that was rather popular with tourists.
We stumbled upon a beverage store with a private collection of Coke bottles and cans through the years.
Sunday was my last day in Beijing. I had till about 4 pm before I had to leave for the airport. After visiting some of the computer malls in Zhongguancun, I headed out to Xidan.