Category Archives: China

Simon is visiting

We are having a wonderful visit with Simon, our dear friend from China. Connie and Lorie came over for a visit to reminisce about our trip to China 3 years ago.

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Yesterday we went for a boat ride on Utah Lake, which is the biggest fresh water lake in the western US.

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A first for Simon to drive the boat.

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He enjoyed going for a swim with Matt.

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Last night Weston came for a visit, and Simon enjoyed carrying him around.

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Look at Weston hanging onto his shirt.

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Picture frames

I purchased a couple pics from the eagle festival and camel polo.

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Mark and I tried to get them framed on Saturday but the place was closed, so Saruul and I went yesterday. He did a great job picking the mats and frames.

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He also got out his calculator to add it up to make sure I was being charged the correct amount.

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He picked them up after one day, and $80.00 for all three.

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They are beautiful.
Also decided to get my Mongolian script of “I love you” framed. At the framing store they were able to read it, which pleased me.

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Now to decide where we shall hang them.

More of Beijing

The weather was great in Beijing for Mark and I to walk to do our shopping.

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Lunch with Ella and Xieman.

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We had a great time shopping.

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We just loved being in Beijing, and being able to visit with all of our friends.

Happy Chinese New Year (year of the snake)

Mark and I are in Beijing for the weekend of the Chinese New Year of the snake.
This is the cute little guy that was put on our bed in the hotel.

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We went out to celebrate with our friends Mirek and Ella close to the drum tower.

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The fireworks at midnight were magnificent. These pics were taken by Mirek.

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Today we had lunch with Heidi, that Mark worked with, and I did the volunteer work with her at the migrant school. Finally got to meet her daughter Niu Niu

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We had a nice visit.

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The vegetarian food was delicious.

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So nice to catch up on all the news.

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Feels great to be back in Beijing.

I love you in Mongolian

Today I learned how to write “I love you” in Mongolian script. I thought it might be short, but as you can see it wasn’t. I tend to do to many curves, I think a result of doing Chinese calligraphy.

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I will be ready for Valentine’s Day.

Aprons for decoration

I like these aprons so much that I don’t know if I want to wear them or just display them.
This one is from South Korea

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This brown one is from Japan.

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Wearable art!

Tea party

I finally have a place to display my tea sets. The fish set, along with the jade tea set are from China.
The pewter sets are from Thailand.

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Perhaps I can have a tea party with my future grandchildren.

Letter from mom!

My mom’s letter finally arrived. It took over 2 months to get here, but I am just glad that it arrived.

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I am so thankful for the the Internet as I can’t imagine waiting 2 months to see pictures of my family.
Thanks mom, for keeping me up to date with family pictures.

Keeping warm

Xieman gave me a very thoughtful gift to keep me warm in Mongolia.

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You just plug it in for 10 minutes and it will stay warm from 2 to 8 hours.

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You can put your hands inside or as the package says warm feet, warm sleep. I have tried it out, and it really gets warm.
Xieman knows I like the color red.
Thanks Xieman

Blue sky

I had a great time for my one night in Beijing. Went out for dinner with Ella and Xieman which was fun. Mark and I enjoyed the delicious Chinese food we had for dinner.
The air quality in Beijing was horrible.

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Happy to be back in Mongolia, where the air is colder, but love seeing the blue sky.

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Almost finished unpacking.