1/22/08

大脸 (or "big face") courtesy of Ariel.

I don't think I've previously mentioned our awesome kitty 大脸. (This kind of translates into "big face," but trust me that his name is great in Chinese, not so "big face-y") He's a tremendous, lazy, docile meowing ball of hair that we love. He also loves to lick plastic bags, cuddle under blankets, run away and hide under couches. Lately he has taken to sitting on laps at unexpected moments.

This past weekend we helped Silvia move into her new 平房, which is a style of housing that is more like a small house rather than an apartment. It's mostly one very big room with a kitchen and bathroom near the entrance. She's living in a great, very authentic Chinese neighborhood with vendors selling year of the rat paper wall hangings, handmade shoe soles and steamed rice bread outside her door and a HUGE, grimy outdoor daily market for basic household things and produce right in her area. She's also got some good restaurants and DVD shops, so she's just about set.

Next week I'll be in America. I feel like I'm returning to the promised land; a land of shoes that could fit me, a language that I speak, digestible food and my family. I'm terribly excited!

4 comments:

themilkyMiffi said...

My Dear ROss! I am sooo excited!!!!
WOWOWOWOWOOWOW
So many things to do! like a list of amazingness.
Can you bring year fo the rat cool things for sticking around our door???
-Cat

Vic said...

Hi Ross,

Your cat is adorable! Will you be visiting or are you moving back to the US next week?

I thought about you over the weekend. My friend saw Isa Diaz, Saul Diaz's sister... I remembered you had a friend named Saul that was in China as well... so is Isa's brother. Long story short, is this the same Saul? He went to Gulliver with me... really nice guy. Just curious. If so, how do you know each other?

Anyway, I hope all is well and you're enjoying your life in China. Things over here are hectic as usual for me. I broke up with my boyfriend 2 weeks ago, am so busy at work and with my non-profit work that I am flipping out. My goal is to take an Atlantis Cruise in March to destress... we'll see how that goes.

I hope to hear from you soon.

-Vic

Dadkle said...

Your little "Big Face" looks like a Chinese ink brush painting of a cat that has come to life...what a cutie!
Looking forward to seeing you soon.

FORMICA said...

relax,,,, your going to Miami