Today we went to METRO a store like Sam’s or Cosco in America. It required having a card and Nena the teacher with EIE has one so we got in and then I got a card. This place made Wal-Mart pale in comparison. There were so many American and foreign foods and very few other foreigners in the store today. So many things that we haven’t had in nearly two years where there; tomato soup and grilled cheese sandwiches is what I want. My quest for raisins is over now too, there are raisins made in China but for the first time I found Sun Maid raisins, complete with the Sun Maid on the package!
Today is Valentine’s Day in the west and Lantern Festival here in the east. It is an event as Lantern Festival is the time of celebrations of love just as Valentine’s Day is and it doesn’t often happen that both days fall on the same day. As I am writing I am hearing fireworks going off in the distance and I have gotten numerous messages on my cell phone and computer with well wishes for the day.