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29 May 2010 @ 02:59 pm
World Expo 2010: Shanghai, China [Overview]  

Back from two weeks in Shanghai of Expo 2010 and no internet~ Ah, feels good to browse the web again.

Expo was a lot of fun for me =D Even though the things I could complain and rant about would span pages, but unless someone really wants to hear about how much I hated being pushed and touched and smooshed and crammed and shoved by god knows how many strangers I will never see again, I'll share =D

Though seriously, holy shiz, the sheer amount of people that were there =___=;; Man was I glad school wasn't out for most people yet. Manners, common sense, and personal space meant next to nothing OTZ I can't even count the number of people who cut in front of me in line, and blatantly. Is it just a phenomenon that happens with huge crowds of Chinese people, or does it occur elsewhere as well? Because seriously, this was the first time I got pushed back on the bus while trying to get off OTZ

So I lied and had to get that mini rant out there. It's nothing compared the the raging monologues I had while I was there though. And I had a lot of time to rage, given the huge lines >_<;;

But that aside, the pavilions were AMAZING <3 My goal going there was to visit every single country's pavilion. I...didn't succeed OTZ Six days wasn't enough, apparently, but I came pretty close =) Three weren't open yet (seriously, wtf) and one I didn't get to due to lack of time. I'd love to do a blurb on all of them, but I doubt I'll have the time (there's close to 200 of them, including special territories) and I doubt anyone would want me to spam that much XD

Therefore, if there's a specific country's pavilion (or countries, as many as you like =D) that you want to see pictures of, a short overview of what's in there, and my personal two cents on, please request away =D

I'll be doing the ones I really liked, whether I get a request or not XD Haha, I don't know how well you guys are interested in stuff like this, so who knows if I'll even get a single request XD

And if you'll be visiting later, I have lots of tips and advice I can give =)

Oh man, a non-anime/manga fandom related post, gasp =O Though chances are, I'll be doing Hetalia doodles for this XD
deekaku: neurologicaldeekaku on May 29th, 2010 07:20 pm (UTC)
Whaaat......? Well, post your favorites up and then I'll make requests since I don't know which are you favorites pff...

But really, I'd like to see all the countries. *cough*
Nanashiamoyr on May 30th, 2010 04:52 am (UTC)
Pfttt, that's cheating =I Give me a few of your favorite countries, since what I like probably wouldn't cover what you found interesting >>;; /liked a lot of tiny nations' pavilions
deekaku: oicdeekaku on May 30th, 2010 05:45 am (UTC)
I like too many...it's too hard to say without you just doing the ones you like first. XD
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Nanashiamoyr on May 30th, 2010 05:02 am (UTC)
What month? I can only imagine the number of people increasing, since elementary and middle school students haven't gotten out of school yet, and neither has the nation-wide college entrance exams passed... Not that I want to scare you, but the amount of people there scared me, so... ;__;

Do you want tips on what to bring/avoid?

If you're only going for 2-3 days, I wouldn't aim for the main China pavilion, since they won't be taking that one down, and you can always go back to see it later. Personally, I really liked Taiwan, though for that, you have to rush there as soon as the door opens for an appointment ticket. The line for that will also be long, but it's worth it imo =D

Also Switzerland, because the view from the lift is AMAZING <3 Though needless to say, horribly long lines.

Dunno how willing you are to wait in lines, or how late you're willing to stay, but outside of collective county pavilions, the lines are all going to be really long during the day. It also depends on what you're interested in seeing? Like, if you want to see movies or just take pictures of cultural things or performances or interactive technology or whatnot...
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Nanashiamoyr on May 30th, 2010 05:07 am (UTC)
o/ I hope you have fun~ I would think there'd be less people in September, since school might have started up again? Haha, not too sure...
Yeah, I was pretty pissed at the ones that weren't open, but I'm still glad I went before June =)

No, I didn't know that XD I thought it was exactly 180 days, but LOL Chinese people and their random superstitions XD But hey, they are raking in a lot of money XD

It is really cool, and all the pavilions show a lot of thought and effort! ♥ I really wish I had one more day to tour it >_<;;
♛ tissue otouto-kei!: Durarara!!! Izaya loves you.ittoki on May 30th, 2010 01:47 am (UTC)
Ohoho~ I'd love to request my country, Singapores' pavilion~ ;___;
It must be amazing to be at one of the biggest events in the world! Glad to see you're back too~ ♥
Nanashiamoyr on May 30th, 2010 05:20 am (UTC)
My first actual request ; 3;~~~~ ♥ Will do =D
Gods, it was huge, with a river running down the middle dividing it into two sections. I'm glad to be back to~ o/