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The Streets ran red with . . . . #Fireworks! – #ChinaAdventures

3 Sep

Can you tell it was the

‘day when #fairies give luck to people who shoot #fireworks’

the other day 😂

Life in China ~ a Party v. the Party

10 Apr

LMAO!

I was asking my students on our WeChat group (like a Group Chat) if they had class Monday night so we can schedule our exams.

D quickly replied “No, I have a party class.” 0_0

Party class?  Say what!?!  And I wasn’t invited?  How rude!

The group erupted with 63+ Chinese-language messages in a matter of minutes as  the class leader started with “What the HE** is a party class.” Another “ooh, class on how to dance.” “Let’s Party!” “Can I come?” “Do you get to drink?” Lots and lots of laughing pictures and emoticons.

At the same time a whole line of students with”I don’t think the teacher will understand.” “Oh, that’s a bad translation.” “The teacher is going to think you want to go party.” “This is very bad.” “You shouldn’t say that. You cannot trust translation my dear.” “Don’t you know to stop and check every three words?  D replies again–“Oh, no! Now I think the teacher will misunderstand me!” (Horror Face).

At which point, the whole group started posting a series of Chinese phrases that have really bad English translations.  Like “My father-in-law isn’t coming” which translates as “The father-in-law will not be coming to my bed.” It was bad 😛 

My response: “Is that a class party? Party during class? Class about how to party?” This sounds fun and now I’m sad I wasn’t invited to the party lesson! 😦 😦 😦 ”  LOL

Finally, one of them came back with a screen capture of the definition and translation in the Chinese-English dictionary of “Communist Party”–“It’s this one teacher, not a “party class” it’s THE Party class.”  Ah! Makes Much More Sense. . . . And a much better reason for not being able to make the Exam on time! 😛

 

From the Fashionista’s Kitchen

25 May

 

These little shoes are adorable! ~ Great for a stylin’ birthday party, girl’s night party, or even a bridal shower!

 

Shoes

High Heel Cupcakes

 

Best Holiday Cheese Log!

29 Dec

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Ahh, sweet childhood memories.  For most of my youth, my uncle owned and operated a cheese factory.  They made American processed cheese of the best variety, including an amazing swiss and bacon cheese that made amazing grilled-cheese sandwiches.  Naturally, I love all things cheese related–grilled cheese, cheesy potatoes, corn & cheese casserole; if it comes with cheese, my day is made.  (This proved unfortunate in Asia, where cheese in not a daily staple food.  I was quite traumatized to realize that cheese there cost a fortune. 😦 )

Anyway, I am getting off track (and now I want nachos…), but I thought I would share my favorite recipe for a holiday cheese log.  I actually started making this several years ago, but I made it again today for a family dinner.  It is just SO GOOD!  It takes a little bit of work, but the end result is definitely worth it if you enjoy cheese balls.  Great for Christmas and New Year’s Eve parties!

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