China: Day 1
I felt totally rested today because on the plane trip I didn’t sleep one bit. Instead, I watched a bunch of movies. When we got to the hotel, I got something to eat, got a massage and was out like a baby.
When I woke up, I felt refreshed and went and got a little breakfast, walked around for about an hour or two and went to the Great Wall. I really can’t explain what it’s like there. I was mostly in awe of how magnificent it was. It kind of blew me away.
I bought one of those Great Wall rice hats (see picture). It has the Great Wall of China printed on the top. I wanted to be like a local or a tourist.
When we got back, we went to Tienanmen Square and the Forbidden City with Kevin Kouzmanoff, Justin Germano and my wife Nicole and we dressed up. Germano thought he was in a woman’s outfit but it turned out he was dressed like the emperor. Kouz and I were dressed up like warriors. We even had swords!
I feel really good. I’m running on adrenaline, I think. But I’ve got all the energy in the world. I’m having a good time. I want to experience China. I don’t want to go to my hotel and just eat there and go to the field. I want to experience things. I want to stand out.