Getting a Cell Phone in China is such a different experience than in America that I wanted to share it with you.
In the States, you choose the company you want to go with (Sprint, Cingular, Verizon, etc.) and sign up for a one or two year contract paying a set $30 to $40
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A foreign teacher brought back fortune cookies to give to his Chinese friends. This is his version of funny. I quite agree since the idea of a fortune cookie is so ingrained in the American identity of what is Chinese.
Head’s up! There are no fortune cookies in China!
I gave a fortune cookie to
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Random conversations pop up a lot in China. For example:
“Why is your hair yellow, but your husband’s hair is coffee-colored? Is your hair color real? All Chinese people have black hair.”
I sat in silence for a moment & pondered how to explain D.N.A. in Chinese.
Finally, I just said slowly in English, “D.N.A.”
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Seemingly dozens of varieties of rice can be found in the market. Long and short grain. Sticky. Dry. Fragrant.
Pineapple season is here! You can buy a whole, peeled pineapple for 50 cents or a quarter of a pineapple on a stick for 12 cents. Delicious!
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While we don’t normally shop here, you can get some pretty fresh meat. Just choose your cut.