Hello, we're sorry that we haven't heard from us in about a week now, but we are still alive and there's just not so much interesting happening right now more than that we're spending our days at work here in Langfang. Langfang is a much smaller city than the capital Beijing and is about 1 h far away from there...
...but because the traffic here is really a total chaos sometimes, we got stack in a couple of traffic jams when we moved here on Friday last week, which resulted in a drive that totally took 3 h since we moved from Beijing at 13.30 and arrived at our hotel in Langfang 16.30... And in one moment that black car was suddenly in front of us and we thought we were going to crash, omg we are really impressed of how people dare to drive here.
This is our current hotel lobby by day and night, we think it's beautiful.
And one evening when we returned to our hotel, we found that work had followed us all the way to our hotel. We don't know what it was about because no one was there, but in the morning we saw people at our hotel carrying Coromant-bags... but this was gone :(.
Speaking of work, here at Coromant Langfang, we've had an eventful week. We've been at Tools different departments, such as the ordering center, measuring room and the engineering department, where we've been introduced and working with CAD, CAM, and various programming languages that they are working with here, and we've also been in the workshop together with the CMM and CNC machines! And on Friday we were tasked to find where in the workshop Lean Production should be improved and how.
Since Langfang is such a small city, and we live in the suburb, the closest (and only) shopping center is about 15 km from our hotel, and western food is far away from here, so we usually just have our dinner at the Chinese restaurant in our hotel. I (Sarah) have also been so used to the chopsticks now, that when I found forks during breakfast, it felt so strange to eat with it, so I just continued with the chopsticks... even if I still use them in, what Chinese people think, the wrong way...
Yesterday (Saturday), we actually went to that one and only shopping center, WanDa Plaza, and it was actually really big and had many different stores.
We also went to the understreet-shopping-area.
Here in China, green tea flavored things are really common. Yesterday we FINALLY found the green tea ice-cream in a little vending machine, something I've wanted to try for very long now and it was so good! I don't know how much Oreos we've bought since we came here... there are so much different flavors, but the green tea one was unfortunately not a favorite in this case.
This month,the public buses in Langfang are for free, because there's some construction work in the city, (Sandviken do you hear me??) But the disadvantage is that on our way back home the bus was so jam-packed that we had to wait for the next one to come, which only was about a couple of minutes anyway :D.
Tomorrow we're going to move from Tools to Round Tools at our workplace!