Monthly Archives: January 2012

How are the Kids?

Friends have been asking how the kids are adjusting to living in a new place surrounded by a different culture and people they can’t understand for the most part.  Well, here you go: Seriously though, the kids are enjoying being … Continue reading

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Today

Today we went in search of powdered chicken flavoring.  Inside a large supermarket I haven’t been in before, we took a detour through the Appliance section knowing we will soon be buying some.  I think the picture probably speaks for itself, … Continue reading

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CNY #1

More pics from Chinese New Year later, but wanted to at least put one up–especially since this is now the Year of the Dragon, and I, by birthdate, am a dragon! 🙂

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Dinner experiments

My first try at cooking noodles here.  I went to the supermarket today and saw these on the shelf so I bought them.  I had intended to just get jam at the supermarket and get noodles from a vender in … Continue reading

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Dear Diary,

Hoping to find a furniture market today.  I’ve heard there’s a used furniture market.  I found a store with some fabric yesterday so that was exciting.  Not sure about prices and quality, but at least it’s something to explore as … Continue reading

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Bus Ride

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Street Food Review #1

“Try it! Try it!”  The ladies said when we stopped to try and buy some food an hour ago.  We tried three different types of fried crispy foods from a small roadside shop.  One was our favorite.  Think about a … Continue reading

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Shopping

Harmony and I walked down to a local supermarket for some candy for Chinese New Year.  We only waited in line for about 10 minutes 🙂  There is so much energy in the air and so many people around buying … Continue reading

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A taxi ride…

Where did your last unexpected happiness come from?  My second day in China, where we have moved our family, riding in the back of a taxi surrounded by strange smells, I saw the lights and huge red lanterns decorating the … Continue reading

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Winter

“Do they have winter in China?” my kids asked a couple weeks ago.  We feel the answer now everyday 🙂  But my favorite part of this picture is Minnie Mouse on the back of the seat.

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