You may remember that I was planning an epic journey to visit Mimee's family last Sunday. Not actually hard- just one subway line switch and a lot of watching other people on the subway. It was a success! Of course it snowed, but that meant the air was actually quite good. Mimee's dad wasn't around, but here's a picture of me with them, feeling like a tree.
After chatting for awhile, and a super delicious lunch, we went window shopping, a new experience for me.
There were lots of rice cookers! Upon our return to their apartment, I was gifted with a thermos, as my brief interest in thermoses while shopping had been noted, and they apparently had one they hadn't used. I have since discovered that this thermos has a seemingly magical ability to keep beverages warm. Six hours later I still managed to scald my mouth.
I got quizzed on my ability to recognize characters, and lets say I was quickly outpaced by an 12(11?) year old. Notice the complicated looking ones which are especially in focus in the photo above :)
And I saw Mimee's baby photos!! So cute!
After a delicious homemade meal (so sumptious!) and playing Dominos with the cousins, I got sent home with some delicious vegetables and a feeling of being very welcome. Some of the kindest people I've met.
And then back to the grind of school! Broken up by a trip to a bakery where I got this delicious and adorable bun!
|Subway at rush hour. I must say I am a subway pro at this point.|
If I encounter a subway in the states, should be a piece of cake.
And below we have a photo of another of my new favorite things to eat- Blackcurrant flavored yogurt(?) ! Not quite like the yougurt we have in the states, you squeeze it out of this bag or use a straw. There is a mysterious air pocket on the right side, whose use I have yet to determine (any guesses?)
|What is this you ask? I too am not 100% sure.|
More delicious cheap food photos!!
And then the not so delicious. Though I was tentatively fine with sampling this apparent Beijing staple dish, my roommate said we would put it off for another day, so I have yet to see if it is actually the worlds most disgusting food...
Errr I'm putting up part two now, so this post doesn't get too long.