Monday, November 26, 2007

Sunday's Entertainment...

Sunday was nice and relaxing, especially after spending so much time walking the hills of Gulangyu. We spent most of the day just organizing the music and photos on the computer for Tina's iPod, which surprisingly takes a long time.


Sunday night we went back over to the shrimp fishing restaurant with Jose, Edlin, and the Mexican's family. We had a large group this time, nine of us fishing, and we were hoping that with it being Sunday it wouldn't be as crowded as when we went with George, Mark and Siew. We were wrong, it was just as crowded, so we ended up having to spilt our group between both pools.

And with the crowds of people, it seemed like there were less shrimp to catch. It took a while for anyone to catch anything, Tina was the first, but eventually everybody except for Laura managed to catch at least one. The only restocked the ponds once too, whereas last time they stocked them at least twice in the one hour we were fishing.


But as suddenly as we got there, the hour of fishing was up, and we had less shrimp then we caught the first time we were there. Not even enough for dinner, apparently you need to catch at least 1 kilogram, and we were 2-3 shrimps short...
That took us while to understand exactly what it was they were trying to explain to us, so Tina befriended a Taiwanese guy that spoke English to try and help us understand. He helped some, but just enough to add confusion and suddenly we had a whole crowd of Chinese around us pointing and talking...

The ordering food was more difficult then expected, especially on top of the underweight shrimp conversation, and eventually I gave in and asked Tina to give Siew a call and see if she could order food for us...
That worked, and we all enjoyed a great meal of pork ribs, a couple different chicken plates, noodles, rice, and garlic shrimp.

The highlight of the evening would have to be when a large carp jumped right out of the shrimp pool onto the deck. That gathered quite a crowd as everyone ran over to see it. Unfortunately it happened to quickly for me to get a picture....

1 comment:

Lisa Thompson said...

Seems much easier to choose a lobster out of a tank as we do here in the states... though, now that I think of it, perhaps it's a great business venture to be considered - think fishing for shrimp might take off in Chicago? Hmmm -

Glad you enjoyed Thanksgiving and still love reading about your adventures!

Take Care -

Lisa T.