Today David & I each had our own separate functions to attend. After work he was invited to a large 25 person banquet dinner. These work dinners are very common when colleagues from other countries visit, when milestones are reached at the plant, or when someone is leaving. The Chinese people know how to put on quite a spread.
The networking team from Canada, USA, Brazil and China
Knowing that it would be a long day and late night for him, I got in touch with a Chinese friend that helped me teach at a couple schools while I was here, as well as tudor a bit privately. I spent the day at his office, then going back to my familiar and “happy place” Wulihe Park and my old apartment.
My dinner tonight was with Chinese friends that I taught a bit of English to their children.
It was wonderful to reunite, BUT Chinese dinners are very long. We started at 4pm and didn’t finish until 8:30pm. It’s a very social event, and a lot of catching up and stories and cheers…thankfully I had a translator for some.
I enjoyed some of my favourites Peking Duck, and silk worms 😛 The guys had some fun food as well…chicken feet and heads and silk worms ( shown in the pics above)…I am used to this food but I wonder how the newbies made out in their first dinner of this kind?
We both had a lot of fun at our events and I even managed to get home before David. His dinner went even longer than mine. We were both tired and right off to bed. There’s more adventures tomorrow!