Adventures Wherever He leads.

Shanghai, Hong Kong, and beyond… immeasurably more than all we could ask or imagine

Rumor has it… September 27, 2011

Filed under: Uncategorized — chinabean @ 1:53 pm

I’ve joked before that I cannot stay in China forever let alone live outside of Cali because… of IN AND OUT and so when Texas open up it’s very own… I thought maybe Texas. I could live in Texas… and Gd knows that’s cross my mind before!

But as I was heading to bsf on my bike, I had to stop because I saw this sign…


We’ll have to see how good the imitation is before we jump to any conclusions πŸ™‚


Sloppy Joe Monday September 26, 2011

Filed under: life in SH — chinabean @ 1:10 pm

I really like sloppy joes.

It was delicious. πŸ™‚



Sunday afternoon BBQ September 25, 2011

Filed under: for fun,life in SH — chinabean @ 11:11 pm

Who woulda thought we’d get to have BBQs in china!







I think I am in like with Brie cheese. Here is my unBRIElievably amazing burger!! πŸ™‚


Sat morning chillin’

Filed under: life in SH — chinabean @ 3:36 pm


FirstΒ  Saturday morning in a long time where I could sleep in past 7am… looked in the fridge to see what i could make for lunch and a miracle happened….


introducing… basil, parma ham and brie quesadilla and grilled cheese avocado sandwiches! πŸ™‚20110925-233400.jpg


this is alex he’s from A&M. πŸ™‚ Jess you recognize him?? πŸ™‚


the favorite REEL FOOD Court. πŸ™‚ has belgium waffles.. for the french, the texan and new yorker.



kids art class


beautiful blue skies… a rarity in shanghai


And a bunch of shanghai hipsters πŸ™‚


hope youre saturday is restfilled too! πŸ™‚


Friday touching moment September 23, 2011

Filed under: life in SH — chinabean @ 5:06 pm

This morning as I was walking my kids down to class for flag raising assembly which we do every morning… My little year one students holds my hand and accidentally touches a cut I have on my thumb…

“Ouch!” exclaimed Miss Christine.
“What happen Miss Christine?” Jonathan replied sweetly.
“Oh it’s okay. Miss Christine just cut her finger yesterday when cooking dinner…” explained Miss Christine.
“You should be more careful next time. I can kiss it to make it feel all better. ::muah::”

::Miss Christine so touched::



wednesday wonders September 21, 2011

Filed under: for fun — chinabean @ 12:04 am

on my bike ride to work today…. i was reminded that i live in china…

a grown man and woman were carrying a squealing pig and put him in a cardboard box and taped it shut… as the pig frantically trying to break out. it was quite a sight and sound for this wednesday morning… all this in front of a Chinese local school.

though i wish i tookΒ  a picture, its not really safe to stop in the middle of a bicycle traffic in china… πŸ™‚

but it reminded me of this picture:

have a humourously happy hump day.


for jen t. :) September 20, 2011

Filed under: for fun — chinabean @ 5:05 am

the term rolling in the benjamins has its competition.

I went to bank of china today… to open up a new account so I can do money exchange and transfer money home easier. πŸ™‚

and here i am…

rollin’ in the maozhedongs… ^_^

the amounts of 100rmb bills are crazy.. how pple at the banks wait in lines with their briefcases full of 100bills. CN really needs a larger form of currency. but seems to be working for them πŸ™‚