17 January, 2009

Christmas 2008, Beijing

Christmas this year was quiet yet lovely. We both worked on Christmas Eve, and I worked on Christmas Day. Even so, we still found time for crispy skin pork roast and everything to go with it, presents, card games, Schuh family chili, and just some good time together. We missed our families, but we are looking forward to visiting the Schuhs here in the coming Chinese New Year holiday.

10 January, 2009

Hong Kong and Macau, Sept. 29-Oct. 3, 2008

We spent a couple of days in Hong Kong at the end of September, also fitting in a day trip to Macau. We thoroughly enjoyed the cities--Hong Kong with its English influence, Macau with its Portugese, and both with a flavor of China much different from Beijing.