Thursday, June 25, 2009
As we walked through the San Francisco airport, it felt really weird to NOT be stared at, and then when we arrived in Utah, I couldn't believe how pretty the mountains were. Did they look like that when we left?!? And the sky is so blue! And the air is so clean! And you can see so much without huge buildings standing in the way! And then we came to Maryland and I only have one thing to say about that: Chesecake factory! I'll take that over the cream puffs at Shih Lin night market any day!
I've noticed that I unintentionally ignore people. I'm just not used to being able to communicate with anyone. Every time I go into a store and the sales clerk says something to me, it takes me a minute to realize that it's ME they are talking to. It's the greatest thing to be able to have an actual conversation with someone on the street with absolutely no charades whatsoever!
I seriously think my blogs from now on are going to be so boring!
Wednesday, June 17, 2009
Personally, I'm really going to miss those dummies they put in front of all the road construction sites, especially when they accessorize!
Mmmm, and we'll really miss that yummy-looking bread that reminds me of moldy eggs!
I'm going to miss seeing what kinds of things you can carry on a bike...you just don't see bikes put to such good use back home. You know, we moved a mattress once and we borrowed a truck, silly us! All we really needed was a bike and a dolly!
We'll miss seeing whole families on scooters. We saw 6 on a scooter once...there was one more kid squished between mom & dad, and then mom had a baby strapped to her back with a bedsheet. It makes me cringe every time!
I will really miss the educational signs about poo in the bathrooms at the zoo!
And this sign always makes me smile when I take the metro
This is one of my favorites...it's sideways and kinda fuzzy, but it says 'no hubbub' and there's a picture crossed out of a guy who's apparently 'hubbubing' (?????) It's become our new favorite saying at home.
Monday, June 15, 2009
Nate baptised Evan at the church. The temple is right there, which made for some great pictures. His best friend from school, Rei, came with his parents. Evan took the opportunity to give Rei a copy of the Book of Mormon. Rei was so excited he started reading it as they left the church. What a great little missionary!
Sunday, June 14, 2009
This is no trick photography, that's actually my hair. Maybe I should wear it like this to make my body look smaller.
One of the night markets here is called 'snake alley' because of the restaurants that serve snake. Some of them have snakes sitting out to pet like this one, and one shop even have a cobra sitting out (see the picture below) They drug it, so it just sits there with it's neck flat, staring at everyone walking by. Just as I went to take a picture, the guy pushed it's head down with a stick and put it away. (They don't like you to take pictures) We don't go there often, and we've never eaten the snake. The main reason I have gone is because it's the best place to get cheap chinese clothing for kids.