Monday, July 16, 2007

A Day in the Country

Myself, Ling, and Chao above. We took a trip out to Lings parents home, below. They live on a farm out in the country. It's a simple life...but a great one I think. They grow everything the need and use everything they grow. No furnace, no air conditioning, no running water, electricity as an after market add-on....but hey, they have high speed internet.

Ling invited all our friends and threw a surprise birthday party for me. She hired an MC, and had it catered at this hotel in downtown FuShun. I was not expecting this and really not expecting all the gifts that everyone brought. Of course I had to wear the traditional birthday crown.

Exhausted and happy after the party.

Saturday, July 07, 2007

Green Gardens of the World

We always have dinner at the Green Gardens of the World restaurant in Fushun. Front row: Bing, Ying, Bing's mom, and me. Back row: Joseph, Audrey, Ya, Posidan, Ling, and Wei. I consider these folks my extended family in China. They have all accepted me and supported Ling and me in all that we do.

The restaurant has live seafood in the pick out what you want, they grab it from the tank...whack it a couple times, then serve it up fast. The food is delicious and the price is super cheap.

Ya and Wei are cousins, Wei is the most funny and energic person I have met in China. She is Yings Daughter and has a real love for life...and the gab. Get Wei talking on a subject and be prepared to spend some time. She will tell you everything she knows...and then some. hee hee.

Sunday, July 01, 2007

Time for Tea

When we are waiting for our flight at the Beijing airport, we like to go to this little tea room on the second floor. Ling poses for a picture for me trying to recapture the picture we took below in May 2006, the first time we met.