A New me on A New Years Day


I maybe biased, but I find this to be a great New Year blog post by my 8 year old guest blogger. She was in Shanghai for a few weeks. She was a bit sick because of the traveling and the bad Air. On New Year Day we are leaving to go to Hong Kong. This is her blog post. I love her  positive thinking:

Today is January 1 , 2014 ! In Shanghai of course . But , Happy New Year to anyone who reads this on New Year's Day ! ( your time )

Anyway , I am very excited , because :

  1. It is New Years Day .
  2. I woke up today feeling like a new me . Not sick .

I didn't make a New Years resolution . I couldn't think of one . Not saying I'm perfect though .

Last night I thought we would probably hear fireworks but I actually slept through it , so I can't tell you if there was any . I spent most of the day making a fort with my brother . I had a good New Year . Did you ? Or will you ? 

A Daring Day


My family and I went to go look around Shanghai . My dad was the tour guide . There was a LOT of walking . My legs and ankles got really sore , but it was worth it .

>:-( ----> :-1

First ,  we went to the Dong Tai road antique market . At the very end of the road we found some cool ( obviously antique ) locks . It costed 250 rmb at first , but my dad bargain it down to 120 - less than half the price . Next , we went to a near by food market . We went to a small food stall . It  sold warm drinks and fresh egg balls . ( pastries ) My dad bought a chocolate latte for him and the fresh egg balls for us to share . It was really good !

We started to walk again . My mom called us over to another food stall . This one sold scallion pancakes with different fillings . My mom ordered two . Then we went into a taxi to go to a restraunt , my dad had recommended . When the taxi dropped us off , we had absolutely no idea where we were . 

We had to look around . That took a lot of walking , searching , and backtracking . When we finally found the restraunt - for what seemed like a century later - I was very relieved . We ate its specialty , shaolong-bao . It was called Dingtaifong-I think . It was good . We finally went back to our condo by taxi I felt joy seeping into me from every direction . I felt as light as a feather . It was a good good good feeling . I definitely had a very daring day .



Magical Mall Time

My family and I went to the mall for dinner . We had a Tai / Melaysian combanation . It was really good . We ate a delicious grilled platter . It looked beautiful . We ate and ate until our hearts desire . At the restraunt there were a few people dancing and singing . It was a surprise . Something that puzzled me was that they were singing in Spanish even though we were in China.

Tonight , we had mangosteen . It is a type of fruit . You eat them in segments . They weren't bad . I liked their taste . In each segment there is a seed . The fruits in Asia are really good .

We took a walk around the compound . We saw a few landmarks . We enjoyed it . ( Actually we had to walk around the whole compound , because the back gate to get in was locked .  Still , it was enjoyable . ) It was a long day and I'm now ready for bed . I have a long ,  exciting day ahead of me . ;-O <----(yawn)


Wonton Winner

Second visiting guest blogger's first piece:


We went to have dumplings in Shanghai. They hand made them. They had  wontons that were dry, in soup, & some soup like miso soup. They costed ¥10, ¥13, & ¥8. "Pretty cheap good foods!!!!!!!!!" :-U says Bobjoebilly!!

They make it using dough, veggies, mushrooms, some sauce, & oil. They put it all together and make the best dumplings in the world!! The dough is nicely soft and slippery. Anywhere in Shanghai, you can always find good food just down the street! I think that the food in Shanghai is Great.

Goodnight, I am tired.

- G