An unexpected gift…

I got a call from some Chinese friends this afternoon, asking if I was home. They said they had a picture for me and wanted to drop it off this afternoon.

Hmm….What is this all about? Last week I went shopping with them looking for a particular picture for a gift. They knew I was not looking for myself BUT for someone else. Last week we looked at the shops around the Imperial Palace and I couldn’t quite decide what I wanted so I thought I’d wait until we returned from Seoul. But today they said this is not for my friend, this is a gift for me!

A couple hours passed and I got a call saying come to your front gate we are here. I asked if they wanted to come up but they didn’t have time. So down I went. I actually had some treats from Korea for them so I was happy I could deliver them at the same time.

But whoa! What a surprise!  They brought out a bag with a large box…

A beautiful feather picture of the great wall for me!! Yes for me! When I questioned it and mentioned I was looking at them for a gift, they both smiled and said because I liked them they wanted to buy one for me! Happy early Birthday! I guess while we were away in Korea they went to a specialty art place to get just the right one.

My friends never cease to amaze me with their generosity, and the time and effort they put in to looking after their foreign friends.

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Adventure For Two

I am from Bridgewater, Nova Scotia, Canada and I'm back from traveling with my husband on an expat assignment to foreign lands. 2011-2012 we were in Shenyang, China. Spring 2012- Spring 2013 we were in Resende,RJ Brazil then back to Shenyang, China in July 2013 until the end of July 2014. Expat life WAS amazing! Adventure abounds no matter where we travel to. We really enjoyed the amazing opportunity to live and experience culture and tradition in these places. BUT now we are finished and adjusting to life in our small town in Canada. Our days of travel and adventure are not over.

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