Sunday, December 27, 2009

Christmas In Beijing!

Ni hao everone!!

I hope everyone had a great xmas!! i definately did. It was hard to take in the fact i wasnt in oz for xmas no family no pressies and none of my mums christmas brunch!! Luckily one of my classmates has a really nice apartment and held a bit of a do at his for xmas eve. It was a 'potluck' and for all the 'non americans' out there or people like me who had no idea what a potluck was when i first got here its pretty much a bring a plate thing... we had everything going from ham,spanish meatballs,salad,pigs in a blanket,chicken parmigana, pasta,curry oh and lets not forget the garlic bread!! and for dessert pumpkin pie,2 types of chocolate cake, banana caramel pie and brownies with haagens daaz ice cream!!!!!:) i never knew such food could be made in china but i was wrong!! DInner then was followed by a movie 'Love Actually' funny as movie never watched it thou and i may have fallen asleep a couple of times... cause the couch was so damn comfortable plus i was nice and warm sqished amongst everyone on the couch!! After the movie we all did a shot of whiskey wish def warmed the body:)
The weather got pretty bad towards the end of the night the wind picked up and may i say -10 plus gale force winds.... yeh not good i have never felt so cold!

Christmas day was spent mostly sleeping in and then went to church in Wanfujing which was def interesting the church was built in the 1600's and burnt down 3 times!! The church was packed!! by both chinese and foreigners i was really amazed at the amount of chinese that were there as most of u would know there is really not any christianity in china. Most of them were not even baptised and couldnt take communion but i was really taken away by it all. Afterwards me Cyril and Ju headed in to Sunlitun or as most of us like to say it in the Beijing accent Sunlitwer ( roll that r people!!) for dinner to my amazement it was all you can eat indian.... not as good as the real stuff but it was good!! After dinner i went on to my classmate Jo's apartment to watch everyone else eat dinner no-one wanted to inform me we were actually going to go out for dinner!! And as per tradition in China the night always has to end with KTV (kareoke) and we were there till.....3am....haha yeh i dunno where time went but we had an awsome time!!

So yeh thats it my friends my exciting xmas!! once again i hope everyone had a great xmas and i wish everyone all the best for the new year!!

whoo hoo 4 weeks till home!!:) xo


Rose said...

Hey Kimmy

Wow, only 4 weeks till you come home! Thats excellent!
It sounds like a fun chritmas, something different to being with family. The potluck dishes sound great (for meateaters ;) of course). I wish they had all you can eat Indian in Adelaide, love indian food!
We had christmas eve at my aunties farm, xmas morning here, then to Mikeys for lunch, then back home for BBQ...needless to say way too much food and pressies! But it was still fun.
Today i went to the sales and Marion was PACKED! omg everyone was going crazy, i didnt get there til like 10.30. But yeah loads of sales and got some good stuff.

See you realllll soon :)

Luv ROse

Rose said...

Thanks Kimmy :) the last 4 years sure have gone quickly. You deffinatly will have to make the passionfruit melting moments, or i mite make more when u come back.
Miss u too...not long now :)