Wednesday, May 27, 2009

fruit man

this is our cute fruit man.
he sells all kinds of fruit in our driveway.
he's there aallll day.
at first we thought he was really sad because he would just stand forlornly next to his cart. but then we started waving to him and now we wave or smile at each other every time we pass. this morning he said "HI!" very excitedly. so that's fun

and sometimes a lady with vegetables joins in, and then we get to have adventures in the kitchen.

Tuesday, May 12, 2009

BC point.

So, Stephie wrote a while ago about her initiation into the infamous ball's club. and today, may 12, 2009, marks the day of my induction into the club known as BC.

those things on the stick are chicken hearts. notice the little arteries poking out... yes, my friends, five chickens had to die today (or in the recent past) to allow me the honor of entering the BC. and now we will have a moment of silence to honor the lives of those five great chickens.


Saturday, May 9, 2009

umbrella today?

it was freaking hot until about 4 pm today. i was coming out of an english corner competition when it started to rain.. and then pour... and now its raining cats and dogs and the streets are flooding. and its supposed to be like this for the next 3 days. :/

at least it makes good hot pot weather.. yuummmm

ps. to check if you need an umbrella today, click here

Friday, May 8, 2009


i've received many awesome text messages over the course of the last 8 or so months... this is one i received the other day that is so nice..

"people laugh and people cry. some give up and some always try. some say hi while some say bye. others may forget you but never I. happy everyday."

why don't messages like this circulate in the states?

Tuesday, May 5, 2009

i like...

i went to this really cool retreat center on sunday. Because it was sunday, and the place is brand new, it was closed, so we just wandered around and spoke to a few people. The site is situated on the outskirts of the city, where land is really cheap. It used to be a industrial park, but was bought a number of years ago by a rich architect (who is mia for the next 6 months learning taoism). He took the land and the 7+ buldings on the site and turned it into his office and a retreat center. all of the buildings have been renovated, and his office and 10 students/employees work in the first building. There is a traditional medicine house, a restaurant, and a tea house.

as you can tell, i am fascinated by different ground coverings.. this whole place was covered with old clay roof tiles... and where the tiles were missing, they filled in with wood or other tiles.

the inside of a warehouse building that looked finished on one side, complete with conference tables and chairs; but looked unfinished on the other end with piles of rubble and an old loom... with the thread and fabric still attached...

in other news, a friend recently noticed my rook piercing and after talking about how much it hurt for a few minutes, he told me, "You are so... so... ROCK!" it was awesome.