Sunday, July 25, 2010

Medical Exam & Li Wan Plaza

Yesterday, I didn't post because there wasn't much to report about besides the medical exam that took most of the day.  Chaning had to have 3 shots and the TB test.  It was determined that she needed 2 to begin with and then they dug deep and found another shot that they had missed to begin with.  For those following after us, the pneumonia shot is what makes up the biggest bulk of the cost of the shots, 800 Yuan.  After the appointment, we had just enough time to eat lunch and then return to the bus.  Chaning had no side effects from the shots and ran no fever.  She did stay up a little later last night than usual and seemed a little tired this morning.  She is usually awake before 7 a.m. but I had to wake her up this morning.  We decided to appease the boy's palate last night and ventured to Pizza Hut.  It was actually really good.  Chaning loves their herb crusted shrimp, chicken wings and mango ice cream shake. Anytime someone hands us a menu, she immediately looks through and picks out her four-course meal.
This morning, we did our group photo here at the hotel.  We have 12 families here in our group.  We then boarded a bus and headed to the pearl market.  Enjoyed watching the ladies string the pearls in no time flat.  The tourquoise always is my next favorite shop.  Who can come this far without visiting the electronics store as well.  Purchased the new movies for $2 a piece, some were $1.50. I also was able to purchase some chinese lullaby cd's.  Chaning's chinese is really good.  Wherever we go, someone is translating for us.  Her once little voice is now the loudest when we are out in public.  She loves to laugh and will speak with much enthusiasm. If only we could understand everything she is saying.  If we are out shopping for too long, she will being saying something over and over.  Someone will chime in and translate for her,  "I want to go home".  So she has her limits. We will work on that;)
Tonight we had our group dinner at a local Thai restaurant.  It was wonderful.  Of course, it is always nice when you have a lazy susan in front of you and everyone shares what they ordered.  They had a little guitar band with a line of dancers.  Chase and Foster were asked to come up and dance with them.  Video will be posted soon.
Tomorrow, we will return to the Island once again to have her TB test read and then will finish some shopping and go on the Pearl River Cruise tomorrow night.  We did that when we picked up Julia.  The lights are beautiful but the food is not all that from what I remember. I can afford to miss a meal right now.  Last trip, I lost 5lbs from eating very little.  This time, we have not starved at all.  The food has actually been very good.


Angie said...

You have to share the name of the Thai restaurant! We love Thai food and may be ready for something different by the time we get to GZ! Chaning is just adorable!

Anonymous said...

Hi Angie,
The name of the restaurant is The Banana Leaf. It is on the 5th floor of the Toshiba building across from The Garden Hotel. They have a dance/music show each night around 6:30 or 7. GZ has plenty of decent food this time around. Big difference from 2006.


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