The day after we arrived in China we took off to stock up at the grocery store.
We brought our “Ayi” Joyce with us (below) to show us the ropes:

(More about her later.)

For now, I’m just going to let the pictures and videos tell the story of how different this is from what we are used to:

(That’s some kind of gigantic squash up there.)
I don’t have a picture of the live fish who jumped out of it’s fish tank and splashed the kids but here’s a video the kids took with my camera a split second after.  Their voices tell the story of how un-used to this kind of thing they are…we need to work on that a tad bit…:

Such different produce.

How do you chose milk from this?

It was all so foreign to us then but now after a week and a half it’s starting to feel a little more normal.
We have been able to find some great things we like, but it’s still a work in progress!


  1. If you have time, can you please tell me where your oldest daughter got her sandals? I first noticed them in your India pictures. So cute!

  2. I love Asian markets! They have such different things than what we have here in the states. I'm jealous of all of the seafood (not so much of the duck with the head though.) Your kids will ace "Fear Factor" next year at the reunion!

  3. So fun to have met you guys! Hope you enjoyed the weekend and were able to get out and about! EEEKS…Grocery shopping is a task here for sure. Talk soon and have a good week!

  4. The first time I saw the fish alive in the tanks ready to be cooked in restaurants shocked me, but i's a question of freshness after all. And the milk? Most expensive thing I ever bought while in Hong Kong! There are not many cows in that area and it was imported, hence the high prices.

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