I can't stop posting because I have time to talk about what is going on. Tonight I received a birthday present from my host family. They said that my hair is beautiful and a little bit strange, and they bought me the following:
I attended a dinner steeped in Chinese culture. Many many toasts were made and people stood to acknowledge one another. After about 40 of these toasts I stood to acknowledge the kindness of the host and the hospitality of my host father. It was an interesting and wonderful evening.
Earlier today David, Terrie and I were treated to a Chinese lunch. We had a terrific time and played Mah Jong too! Without a doubt food plays an important role in the lives of the Chinese people. I think that it is better than most anything - especially in Sichuan.