Category Archives: Food

April In Pictures

I haven’t been posting a lot recently but I suppose that it’s because I haven’t been doing anything very exciting.  I had a random assortment of pictures on my camera, so I thought I’d share them with you here.  Enjoy! … Continue reading

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Dinner With Kelly

One of my students invited me over to her house to have dinner with her family.  We started with some tasty dinner, post-dinner card games, and then we listened to American pop music.  The students who were there were neighbors … Continue reading

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It’s Jiaozi Time

Last night, Mike and I met up with his contact teacher, Wayne, and girlfriend, Sylvia, to make and eat jiazi (dumplings).  Wayne told us that it’s very common for family or friends to get together and make dumplings as a … Continue reading

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Pizza Hut

When I was in school, I learned a lot about Chinese culture, history, art, religion, etc.  Something that I found particularly interesting was that Pizza Hut is a popular restaurant in China.  People go here for fancy occasions and even … Continue reading

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Fresh Food

One thing that I love about living here is that I can buy fresh fruit and vegetables just about anywhere I go.  It’s impossible to walk through the streets without bumping into someone selling bananas, oranges, and lychee.  The fruit … Continue reading

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Oh, the Fungus!

Mike and I went to Hong Kong for a quick day trip yesterday.  I had the day off for mid-term testing and Mike’s kids had military training. Hong Kong is famous for its dim sum, which is a very traditional … Continue reading

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Happy Birthday!

A big happy birthday to Dad!  I hope you had an awesome time with family eating lots of delicious home cooking from Grandma.  Mmmm jealous. I got skewered by a chuan stick yesterday.  “Chuan” is the Chinese word for putting … Continue reading

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Another Dinner

I went to Kairo’s house for dinner last night.  We were also joined by his primary school teacher, Cliff, (who he calls “Miss Cliff” because he can’t pronounce “Mister”). We met at the school gate at 6pm then walked over … Continue reading

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Xin Lian Primary School

I ate dinner with one of my students at his home the other day.  This was my first time eating with a student so I wasn’t quite sure what to expect. His mother had grapes out on their coffee table … Continue reading

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Why Can’t I Make Myself Throw Up?

On Friday, I went out to a “surprise” birthday party with a fellow CTLC teacher and some teachers from her school.  It wasn’t really a surprise, since the teachers told her about it in advance and urged her to invite … Continue reading

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