Trip 3 June 28th - June 30th Part 1
Okay! Quick bonus picture! Me trying to paint those dang flowers!
So the 28th was a day we were to go on a trip.
Everyone awoke at a decent hour, prepared for the day, and readied for the three hour drive.
Yet before we could head out, it was lunch with some family friends!
So off to a nice restaurant we went!
Liaoda’s mother chilling as we await the other guests~
A few old items they had displayed.
A nice wine pot~
Some old stamps~
Oh look! You can see how much you weigh~ before and after you eat…
A tasty watermelon and coconut drint~
Little bamboo shoots~
Pig feet~ or as Liaoda calls it, ‘Emily Feet.’
Donkey meat~ or as I call it, ‘Liaoda on a dish.’
After a nice filling lunch, it was time to head home and await our driver.
But as we arrived, our driver was already there!
So in we rushed for our stuff, and out into the car we went for a long three hour car drive.
Upon our arrival, we went immedietly to meet with the people who would be funding dinners and fun for the night and next day. We met with Liaoda’s godmother and godfather, we met with an owner of part of an oil branch in a company and his wife, as well as another man. I had met them all before, so I was quite used to them.
After a short time chatting we went off to do what the chinese do best!
Don’t fear, there will be something not food related after you look at more delicious foods!
Liaoda’s godfather being prissy with a purse~
Duck eggs with twins~
The box to the wine, its shape amused me~
You know the duck is here when the chef comes in!
Some fresh veggies with my favorite sauce. The bowl is made of ice!
Some yam sticks, there was honey to dip them in~
Go to the bathroom for one minute, and come out to see a new dish half devoured!
Phew! That was a lot to eat with your eyes!
Now, I was feeling tired after a long trip and a long dinner, yet there was no rest to be had. Instead we went to the hotel’s KTV, or karayoke. The restaurant had been the hotel’s restaurant as well, and it is the hotel we would be staying in, so at least we didnt have far to walk or drive!
This is my ‘I really dont want to sing at all but trying to smile’ face…
The waitresses here all wear sailor suits!
Me singing Moon River with Liaoda’s father…
Lots of fruit, snacks, beer, and tea are served~
The oil company man singing, he only sang once this night, I dont blame him!
Me finally talking Liaoda into singing with me as I did not wish to sing on my own!
We sang ‘When can we do this again,’ by Owl City, ‘You Belong with Me,’ by Taylor Swift, and ‘Smooth Criminal,’ by Michael Jackson.
Our driver singing~
Liaoda’s Godfather interrupting my photo taking!
The wife of the Oil company man singing. She had a lovely voice~
Liaoda’s godfather and our driver being silly~
Liaoda’s father sang many songs, however his voice is not as lovely as his calligraphy…
She was very jealous of my pale skin, which she liked to stroke.
A different driver. I call him ‘Over’ for often times, during meals, he tells me to ‘over’ my glass, as in drink all the wine! However, drinking all the wine or alcohol in your glass is a good sign of respect and bonding, so it must be done.
He had a good voice though!
The godfather dancing with his wife~
The godmother singing~
The last song of the night was ‘Gangnam Style’ but with a korean girl singing too! So weird, yet the dancing was fun~
With that, we were all off to bed, for we had to awaken early to get to the lotus viewing lake!