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Sunday, July 27, 2008

I'll have seconds

Our recent trip to China was awesome. But, now that I think about it, I realise that it was very food-centric. Sure we did lots of sight-seeing but that was just to whet our appetites for the main events - lunch and dinner! I suppose it is an indication of where my family's priorities lie, in general.

If you could overhear our descriptions of our trip, it would probably sound like this...
Friend: So, how was your trip to China?
Family: It was great! It started off badly, though, since we got a little ripped off by the tourist guide who recommended a Peking Duck that cost 10 times more that what we could get in Wangfujing.
Friend: Uh huh. And what did you see there?
Family: We went on some private tours to see the Forbidden City ...
Another family member: Don't bore them with the details - who cares what we saw? Just talk about the most important bits! The food was awful on those tours ... touristy all-you-can-choke-on buffets ... Yeah! DON'T go on tours - do it yourself, you'll eat much better.
Friend: Ok... did you climb the Great Wall?
Family: Sure did! The best part was when we got to the bottom and relaxed with a cold bottle of Coca Cola and went back to the hutong for a great dinner...This place was fantastic. Authentic food, and did we say it was sooooo cheap?!

This scrapbook page, the second to be posted on this blog, has the first picture that we took in China ... which was of our first meal in Beijing. See? I wasn't joking about our priorities. I've used a few items from the, as yet, unlaunched Stampin' Up! Spring Mini. The little polka-dot ribbon is attached to some hidden journalling which details what we ate (rivetting and top-secret1 stuff!). Quickutz Chopsticks font was used for the title.

First meal in BeijingStampin' Supplies
Groovy Guava
Real Red

Canvas Background
One of a Kind set

Groovy Guava CS
Only Orange Textured CS
Real Red CS
River Rock CS
Summer Picnic DSP
Whisper White CS

Basic Eyelets
Boho Blossoms Punch
Top secret hidden journallingFire Circle Rhinestones
Glue Dots
Mat Pack
Pretties Kit
Stampin' Dimensionals
Stampin' Write Journaler

1. This is sooooo top-secret that only people with access to the internet can read it!


Belle said...

Good one, Lin Mei. Those pink/red flowers are so cute with the pearl centres. And I can relate to the food focus. The highlight of mum's trip to Perth was the meals in Chinatown!

Lin Mei said...

Hey Belle! Glad to hear that you mum enjoyed the food in Perth - there are some really authentic Asian restaurants there. As for poor Hubby ... he probably wondered why the locus of our travels centred around our last meal (which ... surprise, surprise ... led us to the next meal).

Joanna Wassens said...

Great page Lin Mei! I especially love your chopstick embellishments - very clever!
See you soon, roomie!

Lin Mei said...

Hey roomie Jo! Thanks for your lovely visit - not long now 'till the team weekend! Woohoo!

thestampspot said...

Love all the colours together, very 'spring'. Lovely layout Lin Mei, nicely done.

Lin Mei said...

Hi Marcia! It is rather bright in an Only Orange sort of way, isn't it? In fact, it is so orange that it makes the Groovy Guava look pink :)