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I took complete advantage yesterday of Lily's presence and dragged her through the grocery store asking such intelligent questions as: What is this? And that? And over there?

I got talked into buying some small bags of... um... something. Something that's liike tea, but isn't tea. The first bag has rose hips in it (apparently to make women beautiful), the second has some sort of flower, and the third is dried oranges.

"You drink them like tea!" she said.

Expensive tea, though. At least the rose hips. A little bag was 14.5 RMB.

I have some floating right now in hot water, and they smell wonderful.

I had the oranges last night, and they weren't too bad. If I let them steep too long they need honey or something, but that's typical of all teas, so I'm not too worried about it.

I also spent the night cooking some of the stuff I bought. As a note to everyone: Chinese dumplings are delicious. And they cook so quickly! I was very happy.

I spent the night curled up in bed watching DVDs. For those of you who think I'm being very evil for buying DVDs in China, I can assure you that I've been rightly punished by forcing myself to watch Helen of Troy. I won't go into it here, but I've been scarred for life.


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