Friday, September 10, 2010

We Love Bubbles!

Bubble bath is working for us!  Every night before our guide leaves, Wen Xin asks her to find out if Mama has bubbles for his bath tonight.  For this kid, bubble bath makes everything better. 

It's our last night in Beijing.  What a full day.  We left the room at 9:30 am and didn't get back until 8:30 pm.  We started out by picking up Wen Xin's Chinese passport at the police station.  Then we spent about 5 hours at a huge science and technology museum.  For Orlando folks, think about five times larger than the Orlando Science Center.  Then we went to a Chinese acrobatics show.  It was kind of cheesy but fun.  Dinner was McDonalds.  A walk around town and we were back home -- exhausted.
Mike points out to me that a couple of things happen to my speech in Asia.  First, he says I get my Asian English voice.  It kind of sounds like I'm trying to speak English with an Asian accent and it kind of annoys him.  Second, the longer I'm here, the more broken my English becomes.  Here's a real conversation from today.
Dana:  "Do you have receipt?"
Mike:  " Yes, I have the receipt."
Mike:  "I'm feeling sick."
Dana:   "I have the Pepto Bismol."


  1. LOL! Suddenly I'm overwhelmed by a desire to leave out all article adjectives in future conversations with Mike!

  2. Oh it is wonderful! I am fluent in Chinglish, so we can have a great conversation when you come back to your hometown. You are welcome. I have enjoyed following your journey, and I can't wait to meet Wen Xin. In the meantime, Happy Everyday! :)

    我们想你们!(We miss y'all!)

    何安安 (Anne H.)

  3. This is awesome & made me laugh =0)

  4. We have sure enjoyed following along on your journey. You all have been in our daily prayers. Hugs, David, Patricia, Hannah and Leah

  5. LOL! That is hilarious, Dana! My husband corrects me all the time when I do not say "the"; so now, just to annoy him, I put a "the" everywhere I can. Such as :"Thank THE you!"... he just shakes his head... :-)


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