Wednesday, November 15, 2006


Today I went to a temple (I'm always game to visit a great temple), an art gallery (a piece in the window caught my attention), the grocery store (to buy groceries for huevos rancheros - nothing says lovin' like cookin' up a good Mexican dish in Asia), the US embassy (to renew my passport - I'll have it by 5 December) and two hospitals (the first one was the wrong hospital and the second one wouldn't accept any new appointments so we have to get back tomorrow) to get a 3-hour full medical exam in order to get our resident visas for China.

Can you believe we have to go through a 3-hour intensive medical exam (including x-rays, blood tests and probably cardiovascular excercize) to get a resident permit for China? Seriously.