My car had a flat tire. It’s the left rear tire. The amazing thing was that the inflation warning lighted up on my dashboard while we were on the Interstate driving home from visiting my ‘in-laws over the weekend. And we’re like 45 minutes close to our house and the flat tire still managed to work.
I panic on alerts like these especially when I am in long distance driving. I wonder if we’ll be stuck on the road. I don’t what that to happen…ever.
It is highly recommended that you familiarize yourselves to the alert and warning icons on your vehicle. This way you will be aware of the occurring problem and you will have the immediate time to solve it. Always refer to your vehicle’s manual for more helpful information about alerts and warnings.
Take your vehicle to the nearest automotive repair shop or tire shop near you as soon as possible. You will never know when your flat tires will give out so the sooner you take your car there the better.
Ask the maintenance guys to give you the thing that causes the tires flat. We always do so we know what it was.
Since the tire shop in town is closed on weekends, I took my car there yesterday. And the cause of the flat tire was a long nail. About 2 1/2 inches long.
In 2014, more than 128 million people visited China, making it one of the most-visited countries in the world. If you are planning a trip, one thing you should know is that China is a large country with many languages and regional dialects. This can be confusing for even domestic Chinese tourists traveling in-country, let alone foreign visitors. Mandarin Chinese, the country’s official language, can be understood almost anywhere. Before going to China, familiarize yourself with these important words in Mandarin Chinese for ordering food. This will come in handy at restaurants and hotels in Shanghai, Beijing and other popular destinations in China.
Rice Mi Fan
I want this. Wo yao zhe ge.
Eat Chi fan
It’s delicious! Hen hao chi!
Thank you! Xie Xie!
Stuffed steamed bun Baozi
Fruit juice Guo zhi
Coffee Ka fei
Chopsticks Kuai zi
Spoon Shao zi
Fork Cha zi
Restaurant Fan guan
Sichuan hot pot Sichuan Huo guo
Lanzhou hand-pulled noodles Lanzhou Lamian
Beijing duck Beijing Kao ya
Shanghai steamed bun Xiao long bao
Kung pao chicken Gong bao ji ding
Sweet and sour pork Tang cu li ji
Chinese barbecue Shao kao
Fried Rice Chao fan
Ma Po Tofu Mapo doufu
Soy sauce Jiangyou
Hot pepper La jiao
Menu Cai dan
Pork Zhu rou
Beef Niu rou
Chicken Ji rou
Tomato Xi hong shi
Bean sprout Dou ya
Eggplant Qie zi
Mutton Yang rou
Waiter/Waitress Fu wu yuan
Pay the bill. Maidan.
How much money is this? Duoshao qian?
So if you’re booking a flight to Hong Kong, Guangzhou or another Chinese city and you’re currently preparing for your big trip, study these 50 words. You’ll be able to handle yourself at any restaurant with much more ease. After all, eating is a big part of traveling. Knowing Mandarin Chinese restaurant vocabulary will be an invaluable help on your journey.
This post was posted by Fiona Moriarty on Hipmunk’s Tailwind blog on July 7, 2015
My family and I had a great time at Sea World. Since it’s been five years, some of the attractions were gone and Sea World put new ones. Parking areas are huge but it’s very difficult to find a spot close to the theme park gates. (Tip: As soon as you enter the parking area at Sea World, pick a parking spot immediately. Do not drive around for a long time. Chances are you will wind up at the very end of the parking area.)
You can actually purchase tickets for Sea World online and in discounted prices, too. It is very helpful to buy tickets online than at the gates because you will be in a super long lines. My husband is stubborn sometimes. I planned to buy tickets the night before so we can get them cheaper but he insisted to buy the tickets at the theme park. So when we got there at around 1:00 P.M., the line was very long already. Good thing it was not too sunny that Saturday. The weather was just perfect for our Sea World adventure.
We enjoyed the thrill rides, attractions, and shows at Sea World. Few of DD’s favorites were the Journey to Atlantis and the Shamu Kids Rollercoaster. She loved the Shamu Show and the Sea Lion High Show. Shows are in timely manner so you have to decide which ones you want to watch next.
My dear husband and I were at Sea World five years ago and we tried riding the Steel Eel and the Great White. I told my DH I don’t want to ride the Steel Eel again. He didn’t want to either. I thought I was going to pass out after the ride. I lost my voice up there. I ran out of screams. 😀
My daughter enjoyed the Shamu Roller Coaster. She wanted to go again and again. We rode a couple of times and that was it. We wanted to try the Journey To Atlantis. It was the very first time my DD tried a thrill ride like that high. When she was told that she met the height requirements to ride, she remarked “Yes!”. I think I screamed the loudest up there.