To catch everyone up on what we have been doing lately on the 30th we (Nate and I) sat around the house and Chuck got out and took to exploring on his bike. He mopped before he went out and that is where my mop picture with wet curtains came from.
On the 31st New Year’s Eve Chuck and I went to the Gongren Street Market and found that the street was closed for the block of the market but since we are on bikes, we were able to get on the sidewalk and go around the closure. I got some much needed writing stationary, a new back pack and mask. Chuck got some CD’s for his classes next semester and also some more DVD’s to watch during the 6 week break coming up. Then we had lunch at one of the more popular vendors there. We got soup, this vendor had 4 different types of soup and we tried 2 of them. I got a spicy noodle and tofu soup and I have to admit that while in America I’d never tried tofu and thought that I would not like it but it takes on the flavor of whatever you have and it was good. The noodles or aloe chucks were clear and the broth was more spicy than fiery but a sample of Chuck’s bean soup helped to calm my spicy mouth down. I didn’t have a drink with me, DUH, so I tried some of Chuck’s flower tea, not my favorite but I can say that I tried it now. On our way out I got some lime flavored water.
Today the first day of the New Year, I walked (yes walked, you can see more that way) on my own to a restaurant that serves noodles. I got a big bowl of noodles and some very spicy (hotter than….) mystery meat with sesame seeds on it as a side dish. I had the traditional boiled water to go with the meal. I also got a show or actually what I think was a rehearsal for a dance to be performed for Chinese New Year in February. Why was I on my own today you ask? Chuck and Nate with Johnny had gone to the spa. Nate has been under the weather for a few days and hasn’t been able to go to the spa (he likes it now). As a treat Chuck took him and went to breakfast and then the spa. Right now we are all back in our apartment just chillin.