Monday, August 9, 2010

I am Tall in Taiwan (touch your heart)

My last night in Taiwan, we (Liang, Lena, me, their parents) met up with their Grandparents for a big dinner.

At the time, I had no idea how gigantic and caucasian I looked.

Liang's Grandparents - so cute! Her Grandma was like the Taiwanese version of my own Grandma. So cute I wanted to put her in my pocket and keep her as my own.

After dinner we walked to the Grandparent's local temple. Some sort of ceremony was going on, but neither Grandparent knew what kind of ceremony. So we watched for a bit, then headed back outside, where Liang's Dad attempted to convince us that we wanted to go to the snake market. Where they kill the snakes and drink their gall bladders - medicinally - I believe. He was at his most persuasive with the phrase, "All kinda snakes!!!"

We wiggled out of the snake-killing-outing and spent the rest of the night packing, watching terrible (ie actually awesome) 1970s Chinese movies, and eating yet more snacks purchased from the local 7-11.

It was a fantastic trip. It was so much fun to hang out with Liang and Lena, constantly eating almost tasty tasty things, seeing the sights. And I will owe them for such a fab time for years!


Mum said...

Great picture of you and Liang's grandparents. I love how Grandmother has you tucked close and her arm around you. Such an amazing trip and many great memories! I can understand how Taiwan touched your heart. Thank you Liang and your family for such hospitality.

Mary Ann said...

I really enjoyed reading about your trip! So unique and how fortunate you are to have made such a wonderful friend. Thanks for sharing!

DPLK said...

We amazingly finished up our travelogues just about the same time! It's almost as if we planned it that way, haha.

It was so great to have you come! I still can't believe it worked out quite so well, and believe me, Lena and I are quite happy to have you as a convenient "excuse" to run off and play during our trip! I don't remember ever doing quite so much sightseeing, and it was just as eye-opening to me in many ways. So in my mind we're just as indebted to you as you feel to us. But you can repay us in Paesano's pizza if necessary. ;)