Friday, 5 December 2008

Last Full Day

I am only half way through with this day because I have to go and eat the last dinner which is on the foreign affairs office.  This morning was alot of fun though just goofing around with friends and packing slowly.  I shipped one last box this morning and then went and got a morning snack at the #1 bakery.  I got three little egg pies they really hit the spot along with a good bottle of milk tea.  mmmmm.  The milk tea was horrible when I got here, but now it tastes like chocolate milk so......I suppose that means it is about time to head out. haha.
This is the inside of the bakery.  Nothing here tastes as good as it looks.  I have tried many things in here but none of them are as rich and american/european as I think they are by looking.  The baked goods are very light and fluffy with funny flavors.  It does the filling job while I am here though.
This is some of the cakes of culinary masterminds.  Most of these are icing, and dont taste really great to me, but they make a great picture.   
At lunch I went to eat with some of the best friends I have made here.  James and Malay.  She is from Malaysia and likes to be called that.  She speaks 3 different languages and makes me teach her spanish while she teaches me malay.  Loads of fun.  She is a real trip.   
One of the dishes we had was this amazing eggplant, tofu, vegi dish.  I figured I would post a pic of it for everyone.  It was really tasty. 
     I have also been giving all of my clothes to James as it is getting cold soon and I am sure he will appreciate it.  I took all of the money from the sale and gave it to Rick to disperse among his students that need money to eat and stuff.  We are in a pretty poor part of China and the little bit of money I earned here (about 100 dollars) will go a very, very long way for a person that needs food.  
     Well..... It is getting time for supper here and all this typing of food is making me hungry so...... good morning all!


Ron said...

Brad, I know it's getting close to time for you to come home. I look forward to seeing you. I know you have made a great impression on many of the folks you have met there. Your generosity is wonderful. said...

i don't want you to leave, i love living in china through you!

ang said...

nice finishing post brad and v cool gesture. it really is time to go home when tea is tasting like chocolate.....happy travelling

Becky said...

What a wonderful final post to what read to be a great adventure! I was hooked when I discovered the blog and went back to read every post.
What a wonderful gift you gave. I hope we have a chance to meet one day soon.
Safe travels & thanks for sharing your experiences with us!