Friday, July 3, 2009

0703 an interesting day

Today is July 3, the first day of the three-day long weekend. After a disappointing morning in dorm, I finally found Anqi to accompany me to go out and wander around the town with me. We set out at about half past two and walked towards the central campus. In our way we were fascinated by the swings of the Angell Elementary School along the road and we decided to enjoy ourselves before continuing. It was really fun! Last time I played the swing was almost 8 years ago. I love playing swings very much but do not often have such chances. Sitting in the swing and watching the sky moving in front of my eyes, I felt like I was a young child again. Later we played the sliding board.

At the bus stop near C.C.Little Building, we met two Chinese students who are going to a shopping mall on north campus. Since we had no clear destination in our mind, we decided to go with them. There is a supermarket called Kroger. We went shopping in that supermarket. We apply for a membership card since a lot of the good bargains can only be bought when we have it. We bought lovely and also delicious black sweet cherries. Those are the best cherries I have ever eaten! And they are not expensive at all. Great!

Finally we went to a Chinese market and bought noodles, meatballs and fishballs which are commonly used in hotpots in China. Of course, we had a wonderful super back home in Oxford Housing.


  1. Hi Bunny! I bought loads of cherries this week too! They are a delicious evening snack with dark chocolate! Did you know that there is a National Cherry Festival in Traverse City, Michigan this week?

  2. Shuyi, this is such a fun post! The cherries look DELICIOUS... I love to eat them straight out of the bag or bake them in a cake! (You should see if you can find a way to go to the Traverse City area in July/August - you've never SEEN so many cherries, and so many things to eat with cherries in them!)

    Also: what is the drink in that picture from the Chinese market??? The label calls it "root beer" but it looks NOTHING like any root beer I know. :) (Have you tried A&W? It's yummy!) Is it some kind of Chinese "root beer"?

  3. Well, so many ways to eat cherries! I'll think about the cherry festival; it sounds fun. And the drink in the picture is a kind of milk like liquid with different kinds of fruit juice in it. It tastes sweet and sour. I think the label referred to the beer on the shelf below, I just caught it in my photo.