Sunday, March 29, 2009
Today is the third day of the third month on the solar calendar. Apparently it's the day that you eat boiled eggs. Our dear gate-keeper's wife made sure that I got in on the tradition. Yesterday, she told me that I should come at noon today and she would have a small dish prepared for me. So, today at noon, I brought over a spoon, and some banana bread for Tang Aiyi (Aunt). She uncovered the mysterious soup and took out some of the green herbs that were stewing within. The main ingredients of the soup were 3 boiled eggs, a handful of dried dates, sugar, and some herbs. She told me that she also put some medicine in the soup, but she didn't tell me what kind of medicine it was.