March 19, 2006
Today is Sunday, sunny. When I woke up, I remembered I have a date to go to a zoo. I got up and started preparing. Suddenly, the phone ringed. It was my friend. She said she had to wait for a package from parents, so we had to go to the zoo in the afternoon. It was so unlucky, but “it is ok.” I said. In the meantime, I did the laundry, cooked my lunch, and watched TV.
I went to zoo at 2 o’clock. I knew it was late, but I was just going out for a walk in the park. Therefore, the time was not important to us. We met at the entrance of the zoo. We went into the zoo. There were many people. Children were running because they wanted to see more animals, and adults were following them; Couples were not so busy, they were holding their hands and walking; Senior citizens were sitting on benches to have a rest. At first we went to the elephant house, and there were many people who were listening to the explanation from the fancier. The keeper told them that the elephant eats fruits in spring, watermelon in summer, squash in fall, and grass in winter. Suddenly, the huge sound was heard like thunder. Everybody was wondering what was that? We looked at the direction of the sound, there was a pool, and we couldn’t see any animals until we stood beside of the pool. It was hippopotamus who gave a loud snore to us; it was sleeping in the pool. Its eyes are small, nose holes are toward the upside, and the ears are moving so quickly. The boy stood beside of us said “Oh she is so cute.” His mother told him, “she will stay under the water for a couple of minutes, let’s go.” We left the elephant house and went to see cheetahs. Cheetahs were eating bones of animals, and the bones looked very delicious. The sun was set down; we went for a walk at dusk. We left the zoo around 5:30. After we finished our tour in the zoo, we decided to have a steak for a dinner. Tonight in my dream I became a hippo. Oh it was a nightmare. I didn’t know why, maybe American food was not suitable for me, I should be careful before becoming a fat man like hippo (laughing). Anyway I had a great time on this Sunday.