Phase two of my dad's visit to China took place in Fujian (a.k.a. Fukien) province, which happens to be the best place in China to see traditional donut-shaped Hakka dwellings called tulou. Most of our time, though, was spent in Xiamen and its just-offshore pedestrian island Gulangyu. Let me just dispense with the food and funny signs all in one go this time:
Peanut soup. The peanuts melt in your mouth.
Thousand-year-old egg. So that's how they make them!
Have you ever looked at a pistachio close up before? I hadn't.
Delicious but expensive but delicious again yogurt.
Chocolate-covered cream puff. The shot is fuzzy because I got too close with the camera and ended up having to lick some cream off my lens. I'm not usually so careless with my camera, but then again I'm not usually drunk off Pizza Hut wine (when relating this event to Jon back in Guangzhou, neither Jon nor I could listen to me say the words "well my dad and I had like a whole bottle of wine at Pizza Hut" without cracking up).
The hostess at what might be the world's highest Pizza Hut (32nd floor!) didn't ask for our names and instead wrote "外友" which means "foreign friends."
"BD" is Lexington slang for "ghetto" (adj), after the kids in the "behavioral development" class in middle schools.
"What you're flushing isn't water; what you're flushing is loneliness." Based on a Chinese internet meme.