Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Here's to Three Years

It has been three blissful years since I married Chris. I often say, "marrying Chris was the easiest decision I ever made," and it was also the best.

Happy anniversary babe, and if you ever wonder how much I love you just remember that I moved to China for you and you'll know it's a lot.

You are THE BEST!

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

The Philippines, Finally

The Philippines were wonderful and I am finally making time to document just how wonderful. For your viewing pleasure I have created some picture collages to illustrate to fabulousness that is the Philippines.

In Transit:
-Plane to Manila (a dump of a place) and spent a day there
-Went to see Legend of the Guardians in 3D
-Took a tiny plane to a tiny airport in Palawan
-Took a tiny boat to our resort: Club Paradise

Club Paradise (4 days):
-I got certified for diving
-Island hopping
-Lots of relaxing, snorkeling, and diving
-We were also serenaded every night at dinner by the resort band

Scuba Diving:
-Coolest thing = Cuttlefish (look them up)
-Sea turtles
-Amazing tropical fish

El Rio Y Mar (3 days):
-More amazing island hopping, snorkeling, and diving
-Some seriously huge geckos in our room

Both resorts we stayed at were on very small islands and the resort was the only thing on them. It was an incredible trip filled with sun, swimming, relaxing, and family.

Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Karaoke in the Park

When my parents were here we took a walk in one of the parks here and were lucky enough to hear the local talent belting out some tunes. My favorite part is the guy's friend in the background trying to help him keep time.

This is just a short clip of what lasted several minutes.

Wednesday, November 3, 2010

My Mom is a Winner

Here in Shanghai when you buy something you can ask for the official receipt, it's called the fapiao. On this fapiao there is a little area you can scratch off and potentially win some cash-money. I get really excited to scratch off the silver coating but I have never won anything but my mom has the magic touch! We went out to dinner and she won 20 RMB off the receipt. The owner of the place said he had never seen anyone win in his four years of owning the place.

Way to go mom!

20 RMB = $2.99 USD

Monday, November 1, 2010

Picture of the Day

My mom snagged this picture while we were at one of the markets in Shanghai. I was bargaining with the shop owner and this was my dad's response to his asking price.