China Food

This week in review

My week began with an exhausting day of work, classes, and the sad news about my grandpa. I felt so far away from everyone and thought this week was doomed for sure, but it really wasn’t so bad after all!

I put on my new Uniqlo striped dress in the morning for work and found a surprise on my desk. My coworkers got me the happiest bouquet of sunflowers and gerber daisies. I talked to Zeolite for a bit, who’s been helping me get excited about my potential adventures and projects. Taurin’s been taking me to eat at only the most delicious restaurants every evening. I’m a lucky girl with some wonderful people in my life.

I know my grandpa would also want all of us to remember him fondly and focus on living the lives that we have now.

A 50’s Hong Kong style diner–perfect for people who love late night good eats!

Fried instant noodles with seafood and XO sauce


Creamy cantonese curry with beef and potatoes


Club sandwich with a thick soft omelet


Warm pineapple bun with butter slowly melting in the center

P.S. Thank you!

I think I may have some new readers, and I’d love to get to know you better.

Where are you from? What always cheers you up when you get the blues?

Don’t hesitate to introduce yourself! I always respond to every comment. :]

11 Comments

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    victoire
    May 20, 2011 at 1:26 pm

    that’s really sad about your grandfather.. i didn’t know either of mine too well since i never lived in china.
    how come you can still read my blog? i thought blogger was blocked in china… going to beijing in july so that’s slightly irksome :)

    x

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      Sewon
      May 21, 2011 at 12:56 am

      I only really got to know my grandpa when he came to live in Virginia for a bit (before he decided he didn’t like the suburbs much…he’s a city man!). As for access to blogs, ohh China can’t stop us from reading! I can give you better detail so just send me an e-mail (collectingmaps@gmail.com) sometime before you head over to Beijing. :)

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    Zeolite
    May 20, 2011 at 1:45 pm

    Your food descriptions are the best. I always get so stoked about the future when I talk about potential projects with you! Staying positive + working hard can’t go wrong, I think.

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    Sarah
    May 20, 2011 at 5:03 pm

    I’ve noticed your comments on my blog, which led me over to your blog =] I’m from Virginia, currently residing in Korea, and I have a playlist of super cheerful songs and a short list of movies that keep me from despairing about life too much.

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      Sewon
      May 23, 2011 at 6:22 pm

      I followed you from Yujean’s blog, and I like your entries about Korea. :] I need a better list of cheerful songs!

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    Agata
    May 20, 2011 at 7:27 pm

    Hello Hello from Poland :)
    i like your pictures very much. acutally it’s my first visit on your blog but i realy like it. I thought i will just say hi!
    …and keep going! You have very nice blog!

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    Raquel
    May 20, 2011 at 9:28 pm

    I am sorry for your grandpa, but it was very nice of your colleagues to give your flowers, it can cheer up a person that’s for sure. Whenever I feels down I try to listen to music I adore or talk with someone I love.
    x

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    hollypop
    May 21, 2011 at 1:21 am

    hi! i’m from sydney. my boyfriend is excellent at cheering me up as is my mummy :) a more self-sufficient way to beat my blues is to take a walk outside.

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    Eileen
    May 21, 2011 at 2:40 am

    I am so sorry about your grandpa. <3

    Love the dress on you; so chic.

    I'm Eileen. I grew up in New England. I'm half latina from my mother's side. I grew up without her. Nothing special.

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    Rina
    May 23, 2011 at 10:48 am

    Hello dearest. I’m glad that you are feeling better.
    When I feel down, I’m always cheered up by all the wonderful people that surround me, which is what you have.

    mmmm. those food pictures look so appetizing.

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    maya
    August 17, 2011 at 11:03 pm

    halo! from malaysia/soon-to-be UK. when i am sad i look at the sky and listen to wallpaper music.

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