Monday, October 22, 2012

Fire Safety?

We're still working on getting used to living in China. Surprised? Not really. There are a good amount of differences between America and here. Surprised? Not really.

I've now learned how to order coffee and have been pretty content with only knowing that. I stick to the important things in life.
Lark's Chinese on the other hand has gotten really impressive in the month and a halfish that we've been here. He's especially eloquent on anything having to do with little Larkin since that's all that the Chinese want to talk about.  Larkin's a bit of a conversation suck but we love him regardless.

We're really enjoying making new friends and settling into our new home. We live in two rooms of our college's hotel that have been combined to make a sort of apartment. It's actually really nice and WAAY better (and maybe bigger!) than the house that we were living in before (read about that one here.)

We have some nice big windows, maid service, and a bunch of other foreign teachers live on the same hall as us. Our school really went out of their way to make sure that we were comfortable. We feel very blessed.

One extra perk that we've really been enjoying recently is all of the helpful signs that they left around the place. There's two on our bed stands that warn us:

              GOOD NIGHT"



and just in case you were feeling like doing an Irish jig in the shower:

Now you know that you might slip. Whew! Dodged THAT bullet!

My all time favorite sign so far though is this fire safety sign that is attached to both of our doors:

 So pretty! A little more zoomed in version:

I guess I will tryyy to not worry if a fire is occurring. It might be difficult though since I'm not sure where exactly my excellency seat is and will therefore have a hard time pointing to it as I'm trying to run to the information hall to ride on a secure belt with the safeguards.

I guess things would be a lot easier if they just posted one of the signs we saw in a temple earlier this week:


More updates soon!
Love you guys!

Sunday, October 7, 2012

Stupid Mu Mu

Sooo we didn't get to go to the island with the awesome sand sculpture competition. So Sad. Totally swiped some pictures from my new bff slash person whos Kindle I've stolen for all eternity, Tammy, and there would have been a lot of this:

And this:

And This:

Yeah. That's Spiderman AAaaaand a Sand Shark Trashcan. I'm angsting out right now.

There were a lot of other peoples going and long story short, I didn't want to (and didn't think anyone else would want us to) be sharing a room since we have this 10 month old who wakes up three (or 4..or 5..or maybe 6) times a night when we're traveling. So we are spending our national holiday in Hangzhou.

It's probably for the best actually. Lark went out and bought himself a new best friend and was insisting that we bring it with us on holiday.

Izzy: "Lark. That's a nice bush.."

Lark: "Bonsai. It's called a Bonsai. And it happens to be a tree. And his name is Mu Mu."

Izzy: "That's nice. You can't bring it to the island with us."

Lark: "But I need to water it everyday!"

Izzy: "Can't you just stick an upside down water bottle in it or something? I think I saw that on an infommercial once.."

Lark: "Infommercials can't be trusted and who will spritz down the leaves to keep them moist?"

Izzy: "Really? No."

Lark: "But I want to be it's frieeend!"

Izzy: "......"

Apparently my husband needs more social contact. China seems to be having a Wilson/Cast Away-esque effect on him.

Also, this:

Just in case you didn't get that:

The baby looks happy enough, but for some reason I feel like this product skipped a couple rounds of consumer testing. 

So, for you two people out there still reading my blog, what do you think the packaging says? (No fair if you actually read Chinese. Reading Chinese is cheating. Always. Remember that.)

For Example:
"BoBo. For the babies that prefer choking to drowning. "

But one that's actually funny. Ready, set, GO!

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