Welcome Banquet


Yes, cicadas. The brand new teachers sure were plunged into the deep end of Chinese cuisine from the get go. Beside the cicadas is a container with dried ice, that’s purely decorative.


Travel Theme: Twist

Noodles, twisted
Noodles, twisted

This week Ailsa of Where’s My Backpack has challenged bloggers with the theme: Twist. I’ve chosen to post a picture of a dessert, key lime pie, that I had at the Peninsula Hotel. Scrumptious with a twist of colored chocolate.

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Pig Intestines


Yep. That’s right pig intestines. I can’t believe what I’m willing to do to be seen as a good guest.

Talk about moving outside one’s comfort zone. I’ll say the sauce was wonderful; the intestines . . . not my cup of tea.


FYI: It’s a 24 step process to make the pig intestines.

Friday Breakfast

I think you have to do something more than twice to make it a habit, but the last two weeks on Friday I’ve gotten my breakfast here. I don’t want to gain weight or have a heart attack so I can’t have these savory, long Chinese “donuts” all the time, but while I’m here I can have them once in a while. They’re a nice way to mark the end of the week.