One of the perks of living in China is the fact that you and some of your siblings can hop on the light rail to run to the store, or grab lunch if you feel like it.
Take yesterday for instance. We were sitting around and that’s when I realized, “Hey I’m supposed to have a blog post up tomorrow.” So I did the only logical thing I could think of, and grabbed Lily, Jacob, and Spencer and we went for fries.
There are somedays when people don’t even seem to notice us, and then there are others when people tend to stare at us a lot. But honestly I’ve just gotten used to ignoring it. That makes it sound a bit rude, but it’s a lot easier to just keep walking instead of noticing just how many people are watching you walk across the street.
This was definitely a day when they decided to stare. A lot. There’s nothing like eating fries and having a guy at the table next to you shamelessly staring you down. Good times.
But since the place was pretty busy we popped into the store that was right next door and decided to get some drinks before heading back in to order. Jacob was beyond excited that they had Gatorade. Well, as close as China will get to Gatorade. 😉
Spencer got stuck with the job of always ordering. He’s done it so much I think he’s gotten it down to a science of well timed nods and precise pointing.
After purchasing our drinks, we walked back in to see a woman sit herself down at the last available booth leaving us four with two separate tables. Always an adventure. 😉
When we were here the first time I remember being overjoyed that they had ketchup! But upon tasting it I realized it was not true ketchup. (bleh) But after a while you learn to make it work.
A wild Lily widens her eyes in pure horror, as she attempts to recover from glancing out her window, and finding herself eye to eye with an old chinese man peering in at us.
Up to the light rail we go, then down and around to the opposite side so we can get on the right train.
It’s fun to just run out with siblings for a little break during the day, and exploring little bits at a time.
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