Finally in dubai, after 8 hours of flight. I got to see my younger sister after 3 years and looking forward to seeing the rest of my family in a couple of days. To my surprise dubai is not really an islamic place as many people assume, it is just happens to be in the middle east with a large arab population hence the assumption. it took me 2 hours to get out of the airport because the airline I came with lost my luggage, hopefully I will get it back soon but for the mean time I have an excuse to shop since I have nothing beside my laptop. I will have been really angry with the airline if not for how nice the staff are and moreover they stopped at Malaysia for an hour where I was able to go off for a few minutes to get cheezy wedges. I miss the group already, it was so much fun traveling with them; miss my roommates Xiao and Xu, I have a whole apartment to myself here, you guys are welcome to join hahah.