I cooked dinner for Matt and Emily last night, which was awesome. I got fresh noodles, and exciting types of mushrooms (really cheap here) and made a delicious mushroom yogurt pasta. I also made stewed Asian pears. I got the cinnamon from a stall in one of the markets. She didn't have the powder, but she ground the sticks up before my eyes. It was pretty cool. I also made chocolate chip cookies in Emily's toaster oven. It only went to 250 degrees, and we had to use a really little coffee pot to bake them in, but they were pretty wonderful. Made with yak butter too.
I also got my haircut yesterday in a market shop for 15 yuan (2 dollars). It was pretty exciting, because I couldn't for the life of me communicate what I wanted. Luckily they had photos. In the middle, I think they tried to sell me something and they kept saying the same thing over and over and I kept saying I didn't understand, so they'd say it again, slower like I was just dumb or something. It was a little annoying, but eventually they gave up and just finished cutting my hair.
It was a great vacation week, and I liked seeing one of the less-visited, less-talked-about parts of China. I'm glad to be back at Tsinghua, and have a day to take it easy before classes start again. Wooo laundry. . .