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Let Summer Commence!

30 Apr

Lemon 7-up is absolutely delicious! They call it ningmengqi or 柠檬七.

柠檬 (lemon) + 七 (7). It’s basically 7-up with squeezed lemon in it.  Delicious!

I usually order it 多多冰 (duo duo bing).  多means more/extra.  In Chinese, saying something twice makes it stronger – so 多多 means ‘a lot extra’.  冰 means ‘ice’. 

So I get 柠檬七多多冰 (ningmenqi duoduobing) or lemon 7-up with lots of ice. It’s possible I’m supposed to say the Ice first- my grammar isn’t that good. 😂 But they understand me! It cost me 7¥ or about 1$.  

If you visit #China. you should try it. Very Good and super refreshing!

#Travel: First Motorbike Ride!

29 Apr

Took my first ever motor Scooter ride today!  Drove about 3 hours out and about. Saw lots of cool things, Including this vegetable garden in front of the public toilet 😂


The #Tech Life ~ #VPN Pros and Cons

26 Apr

As always, I’m actually a supporter of people using VPNs to protect themselves when on the internet.  Although a VPN is never completely anonymous, it does go a long way towards protecting your identity and computer from people who want to hack and steal your data.  For those of you interested in how a VPN can help you or hurt you, I thought I’d compile a list of benefits and problems I’ve run into with my 3 years of VPN experience 🙂

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Ice Cream #Coffee

22 Apr

Iced Coffee #China style!  Here in Henan, most restaurants don’t have ice.  The Chinese don’t really like iced drinks – believing the cold unboiled water will make them sick and is a bad combination with your inside organs. (Probably true of the water here.) 

But Ice Cream is a different story.  Still bad for your health but not so likely to kill you.  So if you Order iced coffee or an iced soda You’ll get Ice cream coffee or a ice cream float 😄

#Foreign Food Fun!

21 Apr

Ooh. . . . Seaweed Chips!  😂 The perfect junk food.  They have the weirdest Types of chips here – no BBQ or Chedder Sour Cream.  Nope, It’s Seaweed, Green Tea, Squid, Roasted Lamb, Hot Pot, and Yoghurt

#Easter Brunch!

16 Apr

Easter Brunch!

Honey-Glazed Ham, Deviled & Colored eggs, Green Beans, Cole Slaw, Rolls, Scalloped Potatos, Drinks and more! My Chinese student Harry came yesterday to cook and craft with me, then today good friends came for the party!

Happy Easter!

#BFF

15 Apr

Awww!  Made some new friends! #可爱! 

In Chinese, ‘ke ai’ is Cute!  Like these cuties!

Lovely Purple #Flowers!

13 Apr

#Chinese Dream!

11 Apr

The Art students at my university are allowed to paint random building walls here on campus to show off their skills.  This one is dedicate to tee Chinese president – lots of support and nationalism here!

Going a Little #Nuts Today!

10 Apr

Hmmmmmm.  I ❤this brand of nuts from #China. They are probably the best almonds, pistachios, etc. I’ve ever had.  

But ‘CRAB ROE’ and ‘BROAD BEANS-beef’ flavored?. . . . I’m gonna have to think about that for a minutes

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