Thursday, March 29, 2007

Jia's aunt is visiting Shenzhen this week. She's a really nice woman--it's just difficult talking to her since she doesn't know English and my Chinese is limited. It's also hard to understand some of the simple things she says because it's Sichuanese. Anyway, it seems she understands foreigners quite well. She took it upon herself to bring a gift for me before I become part of the family. She said she thought all foreigners would like this: coffee. Wow, is she ever right.
Only one problem with the coffee: it's finely ground. I only have a cheap French press and the coarse grounds usually go through the screen. ALL the grounds go through if it's finely ground. Guess I'll have to learn to make Turkish-style coffee now.

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