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Published: October 26th 2010
I went to the market near my apartment today to get eggs and brown sugar.
I think it's pretty hysterical how I get stared at like I'm some kind of being from another planet. People have *literally* stopped while walking and turned to follow me with their heads as I walk past them. My hair is red, my eyes are HUGE, and I'm almost 6 feet tall, Yes... I'm not from around here.
Keep in mind though, the majority of these people have NEVER left their own city let alone China!
Anyway, I brought the eggs back, so hungry, and scrambled them. Oh dear lord... my mouth, my poor poor mouth. These eggs tasted exactly the way I would imagine chicken shit to taste like. WTF? So I cooked oatmeal instead. The brown sugar is made with molasses... a LOT of it. I ate two bites and was DONE...
I'm not losing weight because of all the walking and stairs I do... NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOo, I'm losing weight because the food here SUCKS!
Ok, it doesn't ALL suck... just what I've cooked. Ooh, that sounds bad. Um... just the eggs I guess. The potstickers have been pretty tolerable. I can only eat one or two at a time though. :-( I'm starving!!!
On another note, I've gotten a few concerned messages from friends who are worried that I just up andd left Dillon. :-) Perk up friends, this is not the case. Dillon is extremely supportive of my decision to be here and is making every effort to stay in contact with me, as I am with him.
Not to fear! I will still have the love of my life when I get home. We are thinking of this as "deployment training".
In other news... I'm feeling much better. Still a little sickish... but shit happens. I'm still getting to work and all, so I'm a-ok.
Also, if any of you want to see where I am working, check out the school's webpage Aston English Aston yuncheng
Of course... I'll be adding more photos in the next few days... assuming I go anywhere :-)
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