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Published: August 23rd 2018
First McDonald’s Ice Cream
McDonalds Ice Cream with Green Tea Matcha Sauce and Oreo bits in a chocolate waffle cone
Coming up with a blog title has got to be the Most difficult part of blogging! So, today started out No Good, Very Bad, horrible day. I woke up feeling groggy and Blake woke up like he instantly had 3 cups of coffee. In the States, Blake was NOT a morning person. And on my days off, i typically still had about 1-2 hours before he stirred and I could read or play candy crush, and just wake up. Anyways. I thought I would be a Good Wife and make him an Old Fashioned American Breakfast: Egg whites with cheese. As odd as this sounds, I MISS EGG WHITES WITH CHEESE AND HOT SAUCE! Every morning here we had eggs fried hard or hard boiled, vegetable fried rice or vermicelli noodles and veggies and dim sum buns.
Back to the bad day. I get downstairs, cut on the hot plate, crack my egg whites then realize i didn’t put oil in the nonstick pan. So, i removed pan from the not-even-hot-yet hot plate and reached up to grab the oil...and dropped it, directly onto the ceramic hot plate. Which then shattered. SHATTERED. My one
AKA - The McFlurry. With French Vanilla Ice Cream and Oreo chunks
burner ceramic hot plate. Dun-zo. I swear I have cooked before.
So, via google translate and Blake’s We Chat, we let our landlord know what happened. We also had issues working every Chinese appliance in our apartment. I’ve washed the same load of clothes 4 times, unable to get it into spin cycle, and the exhaust fan wasn’t working (operator error). And about 6 lights have blown As a former home-moaner, I KNOW HOW TO FIX THESE THINGS. Blake heads to the gym And I go to roam AEON for a new hot plate - because, well, you break you buy.
Oh, AEON is basically a Walmart. They have everything but men’s boxers and yoga mats (apparently).
So, once the land lord and maintenance come over (oh man are they prompt!) I can finally start my day. I hit the metro full force with every intention of another IKEA run. We need towels, a picture frame, a cabinet of sorts (and I have to try and manage this all on the metro. Then again, i’m Curious if i can get a taxi to take Me this far. I get about 80%!o(MISSING)f the
way to IKEA when i see a McDonalds. Those of you who know me, know I hate hate HATE mcdonalds in the states. Save the drunken stupor of needing a Quarter Pounder with cheese (no onions please). But, what McDonald’s has that I needed was Wi-Fi. And food. Cause remember? No breakfast and it’s now 4pm.
I start going over the menu. The Full Menu. They have a “French” burger with shrimp sandwich? What?! A Lemon marinated chicken breast on French Bread. And wait for it. Y’all, They have WAFFLE FRIES. And, i’m Going to have to turn in my Southern girl card because they were more delicious that Chik-Fil-A’s waffle fries. Yep. I said it. I also finished off my meal with the Oreo Flurry. I’m sorry “Pudding cup” ....Not only do they have WORKING ICE CREAM MACHINES, they have multiple flavors!!! So, this odd tan colored ice cream with Oreos blended was straight up French vanilla. If you recall from my facebook, I got the normal white ice cream with a green tea matcha sauce and Oreos in an Oreo cone Last time. I didn’t even get a sandwich. Now that my belly is full, the dopamine is flowing, and I am about to head to IKEA and praying to Buddha and God himself that there are only 3 million people in there vs the 12 million that were there on Sunday.
Update: Significantly less people at IKEA today. And I figured I would ball out and make my trip worthwhile. Then I realized I had to fit everything in my backpack or carry it. So I did both. Worked out well until I got to the metro station and realized I had to make 3 line changes and it was rush hour. So back up the stairs I went to the taxi stand. Now, remember: A) I don’t speak Chinese B) I do not have a phone, I am relying on WiFi C) I am carrying three long boxes and a back pack that’s full. D) Did I mention it was rush hour?
I finally connected to a WiFi signal and was able to pull up our apartment complex, toss it into Google Translate and I showed it to a man with LIMITED English that said “Can I help? Where you go?” I replied “Bontai International Apartment” he said Ok, took my three long boxes and said follow me. At this point, Liam Neeson is in the back of my head and speaking very harshly. We get to this guys car, and I take a photo of his license plate. And of him. And when i get in the car, i hit record on my iPad. This American is NOT getting Taken. Fortunately, he was on the up and up. A little expensive (100¥/$15) but it was a 45 min ride, plus he carried my things AND it was rush hour. Man did it take some stress and manual labor off of me!
So now we are the proud owners of a shelf, a drying rack, and a bathroom drawer set. Til Next Time!
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