Transplant Tales: to China and back

Saturday, March 11, 2006

Today is Saturday the 11th. It rained all day. So we were not really able to do to much. We did go down to Starbucks and relax for a while. Yes Gary, Eric did order one of those fu fu drinks, an Iced caramel machiado. Eric made a dinner date with Tony so we met them for dinner tonight he an a friend of his from New York. Tony took us to a Hunan restaurant which seemed quite popular among locals. I have to say we tried dishes that we would never normally try. I'm glad we are very open minded. We sampled a dish consisting of, get this, "Duck Tongues." I know, I know, eww! It was different. The other dish was fish head.
After getting past dinner, we had a very interesting discussion with Tony's friend Ben. He was explaining to us what had brought him to Shanghai. He was looking to start up a venture in colored diamonds here. Apparently the quality of diamond here is rather lacking. Therefore, a clear diamond is uncommon, but a colored diamond would be more appealing due to the likeness of the poor quality diamonds that they usually see in these parts.
Our evening was full of unusual meal dishes and stimulating conversation as you tell!
Oh by the way, If you are ever in Shanghai. Do not buy the fur coats. Why you ask? Well lets put it this way, We haven't seen any dogs.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hi Dad
It's Drea. Wow this web-site is cool. Nice pictures, Have you been to any historical locations? Have you ate any special foods? I just got your local number so I will call you soon. Miss you lots =p
xoxoxoxoxoxoxox Love DREA

3/12/2006 9:17 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hi Eric,

Chips here. Joyce there. Party starts at 8! We didn't win the lottery, sorry. When the prize builds back up I'll play your 'special' numbers again. I'm really glad to see you up & about and am anxious to read your book - 20 chapters (wow).

3/26/2006 7:42 PM  

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