Sunday, May 24, 2009

Welcoming committee

Since writing this blog, Mark and I will periodically receive requests/emails from people who have questions about our little city of Xiamen, either because they are visiting or may have the opportunity to move to China. We are like the welcoming committee of Xiamen. Mmm, maybe I should think of starting a business here.

Laura and Gene are two of our readers, who have been contacting us regarding information about Xiamen. We have been emailing back and forth for the past couple of months, with Laura asking questions about housing locations, availability of items, etc. We were more than happy to give them our two cents opinion, especially when it comes to renting an apartment, since we had so much fun when we had to go through that ordeal.

Laura and her husband were visiting Xiamen this week and we made plans to get together to part with whatever knowledge of China we could give them and hoping that they will leave excited about their new adventure.

It was interesting to hear some of the stories/experiences while they interacted with the Chinese, as Mark and I have become oblivious to some of the more bazaar mannerisms.

We had dinner at the Mao restaurant, where Mark and I both ordered the wrong chicken dish. We wanted lemon chicken and instead received a plate full of chicken cartilage. Okay, so we need work on our Chinese, but luckily our guests took it in stride. Afterwards, we went to one of favorite places, Me & You 2, where they finally (after 2 years of begging) have Sangria. Yes, I am one very happy lady.
All in all, it was a great night, and hopefully Laura and Gene left feeling comfortable and enthusiastic about moving here.

1 comment:

geneandlaura said...

It was a fun night indeed! Thanks so much for your hospitality and offers to introduce me to your tailor, pearl lady and favorite massage experts. We look forward to seeing you again soon. Laura and Gene