Daily Archives: July 16, 2012

More interesting shopping

Owen took this photo on a recent shopping trip.  The children’s paddling pool is in the middle of the fish section, filled with fresh fish, turtles and frogs.  The woman sitting next to the pool was catching fish with her bare hands.  Fresh fish for dinner has a different meaning here!

Fish, frog or turtle for dinner?

Fish, frog or turtle for dinner?


Furniture moving – the Chinese way

When we first moved into our home here, we had organized for the landlord to rent us some furniture until our container arrived.  The day before our shipment was due to be delivered, we needed all the furniture taken away so we would have room for our own stuff.  Owen assumed that they would show up with a truck, but this is actually how they moved everything:

Sofa - on a bicycle!

Sofa – on a bicycle!

Table, 4 chairs, 2 bedside tables - on a bicycle

Table, 4 chairs, 2 bedside tables – on a bicycle

All the bicycles are lined up ready to remove the rest of the rented furniture – lamps, beds, armchairs, chest of drawers……  Absolutely amazing!

Can you guess what we are?

Couple of Jellyfish

Couple of Jellyfish

June 7th was World Ocean Day and the kids had to dress up as a creature from the Ocean.  It was a last minute scramble to find something a little bit creative for them!  Not knowing where to go to buy fish/mermaid/dolphin/shark/whale costumes, we resorted to making them into Jellyfish.

I was rather pleased with the finished effect – it took me ages to glue all the “tentacles” on!   Both children had lots of fun that day and most people dressed up.  They have also learned a lot about the ocean this term and Isabelle’s class did an assembly on it too.