Thursday, September 11, 2008

19 Years later, wow!

I'm back in Asia(China) with Mark and I feel like a kid again. Well not a kid but I feel giddy and excited to be here with him. We lived in Taiwan the summer after we got married. We lived in a town near the International airport, Neili. It was a fun summer, we had other friends from the US living there as well and we all hung out together. All of us owned scooters and at times we would be driving down the back roads at night looking like a scooter gang.We taught English privately and in schools. Last night after arriving in Beijing we went out to eat dumplings and it brought back so many memories. I also ordered a coke, which they opened up the can and poured it into my tall skinny glass for me. All these things, along with smells, the heat, the HUMIDITY have brought back memories. Great memories. I miss the kids, true. Yet here I am with Mark. My love, my best friend the person I experienced Asia with 19 years ago. I feel excited, safe, giddy, youthful (except I'm sure my feet wont feel youthful after all the walking),and happy(despite the 11.5 plane ride). I will have to post a photo when I get home of Mark and I when we lived in Taiwan the summer of 1990. We had a great time. I had a high school student there that still keeps in touch with me, Jericho. We met great people. Saw amazing things. Rode trains, buses, scooters,taxi's and all at times(not always) holding on for dear life. Asia is an experience like no other and one that everyone should experience some time in their life. The Asians are hospitable,funny,proud,caring and curious. Which can make for a very interesting adventure. I will keep posting. I will sign off with a big smile on my face!

6 comments:

Jeanie said...

Glad you made it there safe and sound. Will look forward to reading about your adventures! Enjoy!

Shellee said...

Pretty exciting to see visitors from China on my blog today! And your comment got me a little teary, we are so grateful for such supportive friends.

Can't wait to hear more about the trip. I love how you describe the sounds and smells, it's almost as good as being there ourselves. Have fun!

Shari Zollinger said...

Just read through all your blog entries. I like your postings. I feel very nostalgic with both you and Mark over in Asia. Please eat a load of dumplings for me. I can't wait to see what this trip has in store for both of you. Wish I was there.

Lou said...

Wow, fun, I wish I was there. wa my dreams didn't come true :( I'll have to live vicariously.

Brenda said...

Remember any kind of pink knock off will be great! I added you to my blog list of friends! I had no idea you had one until now!

staceygriff said...

Believe me Shari, I am eating all the dumplings I possibly can. I've eaten some every day that we've been here. Pork,vegie,seafood. Thick skin,thin skin, some with soup inside the skin some without. All yummy. Well I take that back. One place did not have good food and the dumplings were awful. Oh well. On to bigger and better.