Steve's China Blog

Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Spring is coming

The weather in Chengdu is starting to warm up some now. It's nice to get outside some. The last few months seemed to be nothing but working, eating, and sleeping most of the time.

The eating has been ok. I have been trying a lot of different types of noodles lately. There's dan dan mian (spicy noodles with peanut sauce), zha jiang mian (fried sauce noodles), gou hun mian (spicy noodles with fibrous shredded pork), ran mian (burning noodles), kou mo miranda (mushroom noodles), sheng jiao niu rou mian (raw pepper beef noodle), etc... It's been wonderful eating all these different noodles, and now I want to learn how to cook them.

Sarah and I have been playing some Diablo II when we have had time. I have not played it in years, but it's been fun and Sarah is really enjoying it. They are going to be coming out with Diablo III on May 15, and we may try that too. Now that the weather is getting nice though we might not have as much time to sit inside and play computer games... although, that's never stopped me before!

This last weekend was Saint Patrick's Day weekend. We went to the Lazy Pug on Friday night and had the lamb stew and the fish and chips. They were both really good. On Saturday night we went to the Shamrock Pub and had the Guinness beef pie and the corned beef and cabbage. Those were both really good too! Luckily we got there early and got a table. Later in the evening the place was packed. I had never seen so many people at the Shamrock before.

We got our tickets, and Sarah got her visa, for a short trip to Thailand for a few days at the beginning of April. we're really looking forward to going. More on that later.

Let's see... what else is going on? Oh, my friend Phyllis got married! They did the paperwork, but not sure when they will have the ceremony. Her husband is from Singapore and they will be living here in Chengdu. Congrats, you two!