Tuesday, December 2, 2008

Chinese medicine, dumplings, and McDonalds.

The past month has afforded me a few adventures and random happenings here in Shantou and though I have no deep and profound thoughts to attach to them, I do have poor quality photos. ha. So for your enjoyment...

Working with kids, the changing weather, and oh, I don't know, a complete life change, have left me with a poor immune system and thus a few colds. With them came an array of unknown Chinese medicines. I documented these little herbal mysteries:


This one looked like small syringe vials and came with mini straws to drink the thick, brown liquid with. It tasted like the raw syrup one might use to make Coke - with a bitter aftertaste. yum.


This tea was to help with my cough and the box looked like it said "666".
uh oh...


But then I figured out it was "999". whew.


We made dumplings with the Headmaster and a few other people from the school. This girl helps cook and clean the school. She's super sweet.


Dumpling goodness.


I went to a Chinese McDonalds.
I hate it in America...don't know what made me think it would be different here. But they did have chocolate milkshakes...sort of.


Ronald is indeed a world traveler. Clotting arteries, one country at a time!

That's all for now.
Zaijian!

6 comments:

addiemerder said...

Clotting arteries, one country at a time- that's funny!

James Rosenberg said...

i don't eat mcdonalds either, until i'm overseas...

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Karen said...

Heart attack on a plate! Jenny, I hope you feel better soon. :)

eleanor greer. said...

I visit McDonalds a vez en cuando Jenny...fries and a Fanta make me feel right at home :)