So nice! Luxury train!

#Businessclass on #China trains is THE BOMB! So nice ๐Ÿ˜ฎโค๏ธ The Chair lays back into a bed!!! Woah! Only 6 chair available in the car. For a 4 hour trip, cost me about $150.00 on a sold out trip.

Standing through the Storm

#Temple in #Taipei. The #cultural difference between temples mainland #China and #Taiwan was interesting. Taiwan had more varieties of blue, a lot more incorporation of ocean symbolism, and a lot of practicing believers in there praying. In China you have some believers pray, but it’s more like ‘while I’m here.’ In Taiwan the feel is that they normally come, and this is daily life.

Either way, the temples are gorgeous!

No Smoking

We’re still a little stumped by this one.  About 8 #cigarette holders were on the table, filled with water and #nosmoking signs๐Ÿšญ.  

Ok, I get the ‘no smoking’ ๐Ÿšญ. . . . but then why put out 8 cigarette holders๐Ÿšฌ at all???  If to SAY no smoking, wouldn’t one do the job?๐Ÿ˜‚

They took up a lot of table space, and we were all just rather perplexed ๐Ÿ˜œ

This is my face about 90% of the time while living abroad ๐Ÿ˜œ
Dictionaries? โœ… (4)

Maps? โœ… (2)

Chinese App? โœ… (6 and counting)

Students Phone Numbers for Emergencies? โœ… 

Sadness, #Chinese still is Such a complex #language!  Even after 4 years!

Chinese Bookmark

Awwwww, my #student got me this beautiful bookmark for #Christmas. It looks like the Traditional Chinese cut-out #art – with #bamboo leaves and simple window pane style. Love it!

Toad Bellies!

Strange #salad at the steakhouse the other night ๐Ÿ˜œ Back in #America when I was a kid, we use to blow in the leaves and make ‘#toad bellies’. ๐Ÿ˜‚   Had no idea you could #Eat them!!!

#EXO – come to join the party!

๐ŸŽค’The boys are back in town!’๐ŸŽต ๐Ÿ˜œMy free souvenir from Nature’s Republic in #Korea – two of the singers from the #cpop band #EXO. I only knew Lay, and that’s because he’s always on KFC stuff in #China. ๐Ÿ˜‚ Fit perfect with my piano music box, right! .โค Now they can join my #JYJ (#jaejoong #junsu #yoochun) collection!