Monday, October 17, 2005

The day in Guangzhou

We went to the Jade and Pearl market today. Crazy. Booth after booth after booth of all sorts of stones. Lots of jade. Lots of pearl. Lots of other kinds of non-gem stones. All ready to be strung into any kind of jewelry you desire. Or buy them loose and take them home.

I had a pearl necklace made for me. Final cost: $10. Insane.

We went off the island to go to the market. It was more crowded. We were talking about how big the city is. Do you know? Here is a little Guangzhou quiz for you:

How many people live in Guangzhou?
a. 1 million b. 10 million c. 50 million d. 100 million

Guangzhou is the city formerly known as_____________________.

And just so you don't think I won't give you the answers, I will reveal the answer to the last question: Ms. Bao prefers the nipple that was in the blue ring. Both people who guessed, guessed correctly.

Thank you for playing.

We did not go to the Consulate today. I misunderstood. Our agency rep went for us, with all the papers we filled out yesterday. We will go tomorrow to take an oath. Then we will be issued visas for our girls and we will be DONE!

Looking forward to being home and seeing everyone.

Not too much longer.



Anonymous Anonymous said...

Once a teacher, always a teacher?

Mon Oct 17, 05:30:00 PM  
Anonymous mom a said...

In response to your questions:
The former name of the town is Broncoville; it was an American "Old West" town that was transported rock-by-rock to China during the Nixon administration to help jumpstart a resurgence in China's tourist trade. As for the second question -- the population is zero because it was a ghost town. As for both questions: or not!
Here's a question for you . . . what significant historical event began on this date (if I give you the year, it will be too easy).

Mon Oct 17, 07:00:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

b. 10 million
Sarah gets an A. Yeah! And using resources available is not considered cheating.... it's considered smart.... Love you all and can't wait to see you at Thanksgiving.
Sarah B.

Mon Oct 17, 08:15:00 PM  

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