Sunday, January 18, 2009

"Shu Shu" Alan

This post is long over due, I know Alan and Bill have probably been waiting for it, my apologies. Our family had the awesome opportunity to go over to Alan's apartment for an authentic Chinese meal at the end of December. Alan and his friends Bill, Alex, and Li went all out. It was delicious and interesting. We ate many things that I had not even heard of. My favorite dish were the dumplings. SO GOOD! Li taught me how to fold them, and it is definitely an art. I was not very good, but she was very patient. Mark and I are going to try and replicate them soon here at the house...we'll see how that goes. "Shu Shu" means "uncle" in Chinese. Ryann picked that up really quick and called Alan,"Shu Shu" right away. She called a Chinese lady "Shu Shu" yesterday at Target. Oh Well.
Alan left January 6 to go back to Shanghai. We miss him. I cried when we left his apartment for the last time.My mom even cried when she told him goodbye. We really loved getting to know him and his culture. Alan is so very sweet and genuine and we are happy he is now reunited with his fiance and his family in Shanghai.
Bill and Xiaoming are now Ryann's "Shu Shus." We got to have Bill and Li over a couple of weeks ago and our next outing is going to be the Fort Worth Stock Show with Bill and Xiaoming and his family...that should be an experience.

Li teaching me to make dumplings...It is hard! Li was very patient

Bill (who is at UTD) and his wife Li (who is at Indiana University)

Ryann and ShuShu Alan

Yummy Chinese Food...This is way better than Pei Wei

Mark and Alan

Bill, Li, Xiaoming, Alex, and Alan

Bye Alan!! We already miss you!!


John and Sarah said...

So sad that he is gone! I love that Ryann called a lady at Target Shu Shu, and I love her outfit! Thanks for were slacking :)

Abby said...

Thanks! Making things helps me keep my sanity :) Glad we can keep up with each other here!