Thursday, March 24, 2011

Sunny inspiration

Linking this heart to Guest Heart Thursday

Some students enjoying the sun. I was wondering what they were thinking about.
School, exams?
Their home?

It was a sunny and warm day (a litle bit windy too).
Beautiful spring days like today's remind me of home.

Wishing you a warm weekend!

Tuesday, March 22, 2011

The spring is here..

Well, we've go the official spring. Yup, we have trees in blossom. Just the temperature is...

The skies are clear because there is wind.. :/

Anyhow, I was surprised and glad I found these beautiful spring messengers in our campus...

Monday, March 21, 2011

One year - Snow Flowers


Last year on this day I started blogging, shared moments from my life in Macedonia, now in China.
Snow Flowers is growing and learning from all you dear followers.

I want to say a HUGE thank you to all the people I met here.

Well, happy birthday, Snow Flowers!
and Happy Spring Day!

Sunday, March 20, 2011

Traditional hot pot

My dear Japanese friend is far more skillful in dipping the food in the pot.

Hot pot (火锅 huǒ guō) consists of a pot in which is boiling water. While the hot pot is kept simmering, fresh veggies, meat, mushrooms, eggs, seafood are put into the pot. The cooked food is usually eaten with a dipping sauce.

In winter cold days, there's nothing like hot pot to warm you up. There are different kinds of hot pot in China. But no matter what kind you're having it's a unique experience.

Bon apetit!

Back to Tianjin...

I'm back here at school for almost two weeks. And it's still cold. Well, it's not VERY cold, but still..
Lately I'm busy following the Japan situation, namely regarding the nuclear radiation. People here are panic-buying salt. I just went to the local market to but some veggies and saw the empty shelf where the salt was sold before. I mean, eating salt can save you???
Reading all the news online, my family is worried too.
I just hope I don't have to leave soon.
I'm praying for the people affected by the quake. My heart goes to Japan.

Thursday, March 17, 2011

Yuexiu park, GZ

Five Rams Stone Sculpture
There is a legend about the Five Rams Stone Sculpture: once upon a time, there were five immortals came to Guangzhou from the South China Sea. Their clothes were in five colors and they were riding on five rams in different colors. In the mouth of each of the rams there was a straw of paddy with six rice heads. The immortals sent the paddy to the local residents and wish them free from famine for ever. After that the immortals flied away while the five rams were left and turned into stone rams.

It seems the spring arrives earlier in GZ. These photos are taken in February.

Some warm photos from Guangzhou. This is the largest park there. It's a great place to enjoy the peaceful nature.

Eating in Guangzhou 2

Buckwheat buns

Jing Jiang Rou si (Sauteed Shredded Pork in Sweet Bean Sauce) (Wiki) is traditional meal in North China, but I had this in Guangzhou, (South Ch.). The taste is more or the same. The only difference, in GZ, the meal was served with tiny pancakes, not with tofu wrap.

Some local salad

I wasn't feeling well the last 2 weeks, got a bad cold, terrible cough. But I'm better now. Hope I visit you more often.

Have a lovely day!

Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Star fruit (carambola)

Star fruit (Wikipedia)
The taste, well, a mix of apple, plum, pear. I liked it. It's quite juicy.

I'm back in TJ. Back to school, back to cold weather.
But will post some more warm photos from Guangzhou.