Monday, May 31, 2010

Parents + Hengyang = Happiness


Hello dear family, friends, and fans.
Recently, I've been busy preparing for...my parents visit to China. They will arrive this Friday (June 4th) in the international city of Hong Kong. If all goes as planned, I will be waiting for them at the airport. We will enjoy 2-3 days playing in Hong Kong before heading inland to Hengyang.
My parents have not traveled overseas much, and this is their first time to visit China. I can't wait to take them around and show them off. They will come to class with me, meet my friends, taste delicious food, see the alley rats, check out the varieties of "meat" at the supermarket, drink my favorite bubble tea, and just chill. I don't know what they'll think about the life here, the way that everyone takes a nap from 12:30 to 2:15, the way that people stare and point at foreigners. I'm trying to remember what I thought about Hengyang when I first arrived. I just remember feeling tired and overwhelmed for about a month. Hopefully dad and mom can speed through that feeling in a few hours.

3 comments:

Reflections said...

Can't wait to see you! Hopefully we can speed through the jet lag thing and just have a really great time visiting you. It's hard to believe that it's almost here. Dad is in the other room practicing with chop sticks and alphabet cereal :)

Norman & Joyce said...

So much to do and enjoy. It will be great to have your parents come for a visit.

Page Turner said...

Portia - I hope you have a great time when Dale and Ruth arrive!! I know how fun (and stressful) it can be to play host to family and friends. Remember that everything there will be new to them. I also always find it interesting in that what I thought would be the "highlights" of trips often weren't, and the things that I thought we might do "if time allowed" are sometimes the things that we ended up having the most fun doing. Does that make sense?

Any...enjoy eachother's company. Will you be home this summer?