Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Tom & Pam in Asia

That's right!  My parents are here for a visit!  They surprised us last summer by mentioning that they were thinking about visiting us here - it was a surprise since they'd told us before they would not be coming to China to see us.  We were thrilled at the prospect and have been looking forward to their visit since they bought their tickets a few months ago.

China is an interesting place and they have had many laughs so far.  Something that has completely puzzled me is how people in Shanghai are treating them ... it is very, very unusual.  People are going out of their way to be kind to them.  You just don't see this type of behavior in Shanghai.  After telling one of our students about this, including how a woman chased after us on her bike to share her food with my parents, he flat out said he did not believe it.  I wouldn't either, except I'm seeing it with my own eyes. 

On the Bund
















 


Waiting for the lights to come on at the Bund.





Making new friends.




Enjoying some "xi-gua" (west melon) - it is SO SO good here!



2 comments:

Will said...

That's so awesome for them to visit :) Looks like you all had a lot of fun!

Lori said...

You guys look like you are having a ball!! Good for you. Lori