I’m still jetlagged so I keep waking up super early (6am and then 8am today).
Dim sum is a very popular Cantonese style food and we had it for brunch. The restaurant was beautiful and it is connected to a hotel. The food was really good and they had many things that I’ve never tried before.
Here are some pictures so you have an idea and so you can salivate :P
The hotel was beautiful and it had Western style architecture.
My practice at taking portraits!
On our way! After dim sum, we drove to the 农村 (the country side of Taishan) where I was raised when I was like 6 months old until 2 or 3 years old. I don’t have much recollection of the details but every time I step back into the house, I feel a sense of nostalgia and hominess. Typing this makes me a bit teary actually… I recall the photographs when I was a baby and again, I was given the chance to look through the old books of photographs. I’ll share some photographs that I came across today.
Ma and Pops. They were like around my age…say what? Here’s another really old photograph! Probably one of the first ones my ‘rents ever took.
My aunt when she was younger!!
Me and Aunt Hua. Wasn’t I a pretty cute baby?
Chickens roam around like they own the place. This reminds me when my little bro was like really young (9 years old?) and he chased chickens… lol.
More of my parents. The backdrop to the second photograph is Philly! Wowzers.
An old neighbor.
Sleeping chickens. lol Weird?
The dogs here in China don’t walk on leashes. Maybe that’s why they’re always smiling and happy? I love dogs. Ah, can’t wait to play with Tommy’s new puppy lol.
Afterward, we left and headed back to the small city of Taishan.
We were a little hungry so we stopped by this dessert shop and I had 豆腐花 sweet tofu!
We walked around and took more pictures by the lake. I got a new pair of sandals since the ones I had need to get replaced. They have done its duty. It’s still wearable but I don’t want them breaking lol.
This is real, this is me!
Scenic. While walking back from the shopping area, we came across students getting off from school!
Afterward, my Aunt picked us up and we headed to 大江for dinner. We had pretty delicious food, including this rice in a clay pot with this type of fish. Yellow something? I don’t remember! XD Here are some photographs from dinner. My cousin is such a cute little brat.
He was being a bad boy and he started crying. haha
After a bit, he was okay again. Little kids -_-“!
That was my adventures for today. I took over 260 photos today but the internet is a bit choppy so I tried to choose wisely. Uploading to Flickr is taking foreverrrrrrr. I’m so dead beat tired. The rain doesn’t help. Taishan is much more relaxing than Guangzhou though :). I’m looking forward to visiting the mountain area in Vietnam.
Until next time! It’s raining again… raining cats and dogs!