Wildly Grilled Rib Flavor--yes please!
Trip Start Jun 03, 2013
47Trip End Aug 25, 2013
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The sun was out, so it was much warmer than yesterday, but not too bad. I used my umbrella to keep the sun off of me. I ate my little pastries on my way to Joy City. I took my time wandering around the stores from floor to floor. I avoided all stores that were a U.S. brand or were familiar in any way. The little boutiques are the best. The clothes are beautiful. The styles are quite feminine with lace and dainty details. I really love it, even though I would look ridiculous wearing most of it. It works for young, pretty things.
Most of the stores had sales going on
I bought two shirts there. One, a blue shirt to wear with the shoes I bought yesterday at the grocery store to give me a new outfit to wear here. And another shirt to wear at home for teaching. Super cute, great prices. I didn't want to spend much money, because, well, I have to make my money last. I am happy with those purchases.
I got hungry for lunch so I walked around the restaurants. Every place was packed full of people, of course. I wanted something simple, nothing weird. You know, noodles or something. I kept walking. Then I came upon KFC. Ada had said I should eat there before I leave, because it's different than at home. So, ok. Here I am. There was a sign at the entrance that showed a chicken burger, fries and drink for 15 RMB. Wow, that sounds good. So I got in line.
As I stand there, I'm thinking, "How do I tell her what I want?" Then I saw a similar sign by the cash register
Since I did not get a drink at KFC, I was all too happy to trot over to iTea and get some iced tea there. I pulled out my loyalty card and ordered black tea (by pointing to it to make sure there were no misunderstandings). The girl fumbled with her English a little to ask if I wanted it iced or hot. I said, "bing cha" (iced tea). This made her laugh. I think she was pleasantly surprised that I knew the Chinese words for that. :) Their tea is sooooo good. I could drink a gallon of it.
I came back to the dorm a happy clam. Best of all, they opened the laundry room. So the first thing I did was put in a big load of laundry!! Yay! Now, if they would just turn on the wifi.
I did some writing, hung up my clothes to dry, and then took a little nap. I then talked with Ada over WeChat. She is in Xiamen. I wrote some more, and while looking at pictures of all the food I've been eating, I got hungry. I put some hot water in one of my ramen bowls (it's Halal), and then went to the store to get some jasmine green tea and a couple of other snacks. I decided to get some potato chips, mainly because of the strange flavors. What other opportunity will I have to eat "Wildly Grilled Rib Flavor"? Some of the other flavors--I don't know, like "Green Peppercorn Fish." Seriously?
Anyway, my ramen was perfectly steeped by the time I got back. Yum.
The wifi seems to be connecting, but then not to the internet. That's some progress I guess. Really, there was no progress.
OK, I just opened the bag of chips. Wow, are those good! I'm not a big chip eater, but that is probably the best flavor I've ever had. Why can't we have some different flavors in the U.S.? It's either plain, BBQ, or Sour Cream & Onion. Boooooring. Lays should bring some of the Asian flavors over and put some excitement into the potato chip industry. (Just not the "Green Peppercorn Fish").