Sunday, December 18, 2011

word of the week: fei zhu liu + kelsey's birthday

this week's word of the week is fei zhu liu [pronounced fei (as in tina fey); zhu (sounds like jew); liu (sounds like leo)] -- which is a slang term used mostly by the post-90s generation. in general, it means something that is strange and odd...not necessarily in a bad way -- just different from the norm.

my friends love using this term, and if i throw it into any conversation, the crowd goes wild! fei zhu liu is used mostly about a person's style (i.e. clothing,  hair), so for kelsey's birthday, we dressed in true fei zhu liu fashion -- i'm talking glasses without lenses, big bows, mismatched patterns and sparkles.

zhu ni shengri, kelsey! wo ai ni!

Friday, December 9, 2011

a little turkey & a little traveling.

this thanksgiving, we really went all out! beth, anne marie, and cat decorated the "dining room" really pretty and our table was so chic and beautiful! we had so. much. food. including (drum roll please...) TURKEY! (fun fact: did you know that china does not have turkey? so that's a big deal that we had it this year.) we had a very yummy day. thankful for a great family here, though i miss spending the day in warner robins with the terry/cretors' family! (love y'all!)

the day after thanksgiving, we had a conference and the annual turkey bowl in our home away from home in china. it was a great couple of days with other china friends from around our region. this year, the SEC and the ACC tied. it's not a W, but we'll take it...especially considering a player on the other team got his tooth knocked out! bless his heart! (he's doing ok...thank goodness!)

lots to be thankful for this month and always. :)