Leaving on a big jet plane in 12 hours!! Gonna miss the fam a lot. Overall, a good trip.
Last few days in Shanghai. Here are some pics I took of their famous skyline along the Yangtze River. The British looking strip is called The Bund and is leftover from when the Brits used to own the city. The Bund side of the river is known as the old side, while the skyline side is known to be the new side.
And since we’re on the topic of my most favorite foods….
Just two days ago, after a long and exhausting quest for them, I finally found the mochi topping that they offer at froyo places!!!!!!!!! I searched long and hard in the States, roaming from one Asian supermarket to another, but the only mochi that they had were those stupid fat Japanese ones that are filled with rando shizz. (I’m not a fan.)
I could eat pounds of these tiny nuggets of tastiness. so good. bringing a small package back home. :) so happpyyyyy.
OMG EGG TARTS! （蛋挞 in Chinese.） I’ve always had an unhealthy obsession with them. Next to mochi (the kind you put in ice cream. not the fat kind.), they are my most favorite thing to eat in the WORLD. Now, being the expert egg tart eater that I am, I can tell you right now that there are good egg tarts, and there are bad egg tarts. The best egg tarts that I’ve ever ever everrr eaten, are from Lillian’s bakery in Shanghai. Their slogan on the box states, “Quite possibly the best-tasting egg tarts in Shanghai.” (how modest. lol. but I can’t argue with that.) The filling is so creamy! Custardy, not jello-like. The crust: flaky and crispy. They are so good when just baked! Words cannot describe. It’s hard to find egg tarts of such a high quality back home. These are the egg tarts that haunt my dreams when I’m back in the States. NOMS.
meant to upload this a while ago. a sign I came across at Yellow Mountain. LOL. circular reasoning, much?
"You know…you’ve gotten fat."
What Grandpa said to me yesterday, to which I mentally responded “Then why do you keep feeding me so much?!?!” and then proceeded to run two miles. in the rain. and felt severely outta shape. oyyy.
Another pic from HK. Chillaxin at the Peak.
While traveling to and from Hong Kong, I ran into the most adorable gay couple. They had to have been in their late 20s, early 30s. From the States. Both tall, one guy was Caucasian and the other was Chinese-American. They happened to take the same flights as us, both from Shanghai to HK and from HK to Shanghai! crazy coincidence. Ah, they were so cute together! And they just seemed to be so wonderfully happy and in love, joking around together and taking turns holding each others’ bags. (Yes, I may have stalked them a bit. heh heh. no judging.) But, their happiness was, like, super contagious! Just watching them romp around together in the airport, I felt super happy for them. (and yes, maybe a bit jealous too.) <insert sigh here>
Saw this colossal ad while in HK and my eyes were like O.O whoa. oh hey there, natalie. oh heyyyyy.