Friday, 29 August 2008

More Adventures In Chinese Snacks

So today some women from the office went around handing out candies and gum. I had a piece of gum and put the rest in my desk. After lunch today, I decided a nice candy would be a good treat. I unwrapped one candy (which looked like dried fruit) and had a bite.

It was meat! Again, it was quite tasty and once again tastes like jerky, but it was wrapped like a candy. Very confusing. If I had actually taken the time to read the wrapper I would have recognized the symbols for "beef", but I just assumed it was fruit. So much for having a sweet taste in my mouth this afternoon.


I had lunch at the school cafeteria for the first time yesterday. It's pretty good food, though i have no idea what I'm eating most of the time. I don't feel like holding up the line to ask someone and I don't want to look like a doofus.

Yesterday I had what I'm assuming was duck. And something else I'm assuming was green beans and potatoes. And some sort of soup that may or may not have had tofu in it. And rice.

Today for lunch I had ribs of an undefined animal. And a cold sweet soup. And bean sprouts. And cabbage with eggs...I think. And rice.

Both days they also gave me a HUGE triangle of watermelon for dessert. But nothing to drink. I guess I'm supposed to supply my own drink.

I feel like a kid on the first day of school in that cafeteria. Yesterday some people sat down with me because there was literally no where else to sit in the cafeteria and we all sat in silence. Luckily today Charlotte came in a short while after I did and she sat with me. We shared different versions of our "I have no idea what the heck I'm supposed to do" stories. It's nice to know I'm not alone.


kj said...

i'm eighteen kinds of excited i'm not the only one who has no idea what they're eating half the time :)

the lonely thing does kinda suck... but i met a bunch of people right after i posted that and went shopping and stuff so i'm feeling slightly better.

ahhhhh we're in china!

Emily said...

The soup is your drink. I remember teachers wondering why we drank so much tea at meals.

Oh, the days of the lunchroom...