From Jamie's Philippines Pics

We have also had the opportunity to travel to some amazing places in China, Cambodia, Thailand, Vietnam, the Philippines, and Bali. We have archived all of our travels and living experiences abroad; and if you wish, you can read about our adventures by finding the archives on the right of this page and by checking our Photo Album.

We appreciate all of our family and friends who have stayed in touch and emailed us with encouraging words throughout the year. We hope you will continue to keep us in your thoughts as we continue our adventure of living abroad teaching at an international school. For those who have stumbled upon our site, check out the "About Eric and Jamie" section on the right for more information.

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Travel is fatal to prejudice, bigotry, and narrow-mindedness."
- Mark Twain

"Perhaps travel cannot prevent bigotry, but by demonstrating that all peoples cry, laugh, eat, worry, and die, it can introduce the idea that if we try and understand each other, we may even become friends."
- Maya Angelou






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Tuesday, August 26, 2008

A Great Find

This is Jamie writing for the first time. Eric and I split this afternoon and I headed out to eat sushi with a group of coworkers and friends. We took the bus from our apartment (about a 30 min. ride because of traffic) to a 4 story mall with city walk style streets running through it. The sushi was great, as promised, and I stopped at a French bakery to pick up an almond and white chocolate covered croissant with cheese cake filling for dessert. The translated title said that it was "bread with almonds and white chocolate catsup"! It was wonderful and I even saved enough for Eric to have a few bites when he finished playing basketball.

We got the chance to explore the mall after supper. We only checked out a small corner of it that housed a grocery store and I did discover . . . PRE-PACKAGED fruit. I'm not sure if I can stress my excitement over this. Since moving here I have had to learn how to shop and cook all over again. Gone are the days of pre-washed, packaged lettuce mixes and baby carrots. No more pre-cut celery or broccoli-woccli. But today I found pre-cut and neatly packaged pineapple, watermelon, and honeydew! I grabbed a pack and happily enjoyed a delicious piece of pineapple as soon as I arrived back at the apartment. And, it's cheaper than in the States, which makes it even better.

This was a wonderful evening and I have a new favorite store.

Oh, and Eric may have bruised a rib playing basketball so he's not feeling well (lots of moaning and groaning).

1 comment:

Eric Brown said...

I'm only moaning and groaning because it makes me feel hurty!

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