Eating beef pho the other night I found it a little bland and so I added some spicy sauce from the tray. Then I realized: Chongqing spicy tastes broke me in!
Things I Won't Miss About China
I’m sure I’ll get nostalgic for things I miss about China, but I think I’ll have to return home for those sentiments to solidify. I do know there are a few things I won’t miss about China… Warm beer, cold wine. I know I shouldn’t expect much of western-style food and service in China, but these are fundamentals. Beer should be cold, red wine should not be! And...
"She's Called Hello"
Poking our heads into a sign shop hoping to discover some funny Chinglish or strange construction signs, a little toddler greeted us with an enthusiastic, “hello.” But then she called out to her shop-keeper mother “Ta jiao hello!” literally “She’s called hello!” We’ve seen parents teaching their kids to say “hello” to foreigners all the...
Old Chinese Man: [after staring for some time while I'm taking pictures of people dancing in the square.] You have a nice, tall, foreign nose.
Me: Can I take your picture?
Old Chinese Man: No. [waves hands and walks away]
Things I'm Looking Forward To When I Get Home
It’s May 16 and I’m less than a week away from returning to Boston for the summer. I’ve got a few things I’ve been missing and looking forward to when I get home. Dunkin Donuts and brewed coffee. Starbucks coffee is terrible, but in a pinch it sufficed. And their blueberry muffins are okay, but I’d really much rather have a glazed donut or a coffee roll from Dunks...