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5th Sept - Saturday morning.. Dragging my lazy body, back to our "War room" for another day.. Although the fire fighting is over after 2 weeks of hard work, we thought it was just natural to go back to work on weekends..
Let me describe our work place in Weifang.. We don't hav an office here, thus we had converted one of the hotel room into our working place.. Every morning, I just need to take a lift 8 levels down to our "so called office".. Cool huh !
After working for half an hour, our teamlead came in his usual red shirt:“不用做了，全部回去休息吧！”(Go back and take a rest).. As "hardworking employees" like us :p , we were reluctant to leave until 老赵 (our teamlead) suggested an appreciation lunch in “开心就好”(Just be Happy Restaurant)..
Located not far from our hotel..
It is consider one of the high class restaurant in Weifang..
I guess 老赵 had ordered more than 15 dishes but there were only 9 of us.. This is not the first time we been here.. The last time we ordered 12 dishes and there were still a lot of left over when we left..
Curiously, I ask my local colleague, is it common to order so many dishes although we know we can't finish them. She replied, if the guest manage to finish all the dishes that are being served, that means the host has not ordered enough food for his guest. So usually the host will order more..
"Ohh I see".. 原来如此~ No wonder I had gained 4kg extra for the past 2 weeks after trying to finish the left over :( .. Baka~
22 Aug - Departing from Weifang train station to Taishan (泰山) via Dongche. Our plan was to concur the Taishan mountain.
Upon reaching Tai-an town, weather was bad that day, it rains heavily in the morning and we are forced to cancel our trip to Taishan mountain.
Thus, we had changed our plan to visit Confucius Museum and San Kong (三孔 - 孔庙，孔府，孔林) Confucius Temple, Confucious Residence and Confucious Tombs. Thus we took a cab and traveled some 75 Kilometers from Taishan to Qufu (曲阜) where Confucius was borned and where Confucius Museum and San Kong are located.
Arriving at Confucius Museum-
Wedding Ceremony of Confucius's decendant and the wedding gifts
This picture claimed to be the actual look of Confucius
On the way to Confucious Temple
孔庙- Confucious Temple Within two years after the death of Confucius, his former house in Qufu was already consecrated as a temple by the Prince of Lu.
孔府 - Confucius Residence Believe it or not, Confucius never live here before, but His decendants stayed here.
Court room in the residence
On the way to Confucius Tombs
孔林- Confucius Tombs
The Cemetary is about 3.6 square kilometers with 3,600 Tombs within the perimeter. To date, there are 2 million Confucius decendants. The departed decendants will be burried in Kong Lin..