I’m struggling with writer’s wave – there are so many possible things to write about it feels overwhelming. How do I communicate so many feelings, experiences, and sensory experiences in just a few paragraphs?
Answer: I don’t. (A picture is worth a thousand words, right?)
But first, a few words:
1. It’s impossible to explain how great it is to be around extended family again. My heart is full from the joy of being with them.
2. It’s great to know that my language skills haven’t deteriorated, in fact, I think they’ve gotten better from watching Cantonese dramas online!
3. And I’ve gotten to share all this with my sister, brother-in-law, and ever-awesome niece.
It was great to overlap in Hong Kong with Janna’s visit here. One day we went back to Tao Fong Shan for a little retreat time.
The next day, we ended up eating our way around town. First, some sushi.
We need some help identifying the following item – apparently it did not taste so good. Any experts out there?
This next item is identified, and super-yummy. Hui Lau Shan mango stuff.
A little after this, we went and had early afternoon tea – nai cha and french toast. YUM! Then, we got a chance to visit the Fellowship of Evangelical Students (FES) office in Hong Kong… We got to chat with Carlson and Maureen, some amazing staff. And then as we were getting ready to leave, Gideon Yung happened to come by too. He is the former IFES East Asia General Secretary who recently became the IFES Associate General Secretary. (!) It was fun to chat with all of the staff – super down-to-earth and encouraging to be around.
We joke that my niece looks like a Peanuts character – her head is really large, and her body (and particularly arms) are short in comparison. (You know how the characters always have to reach their arms up really high to reach doorknobs, and can’t put their arms around their heads….) So here she is, in the land of Peanuts characters.
Other things I hope to write about when I’m not so tired:
- the wonders of public transportation (and why I love it)
- immigration, language, and assimilation (you know, small topics)
- the view from the other side of the world
good night all!