there's a fruit market right down the street that i'm not sure why none of us go to. i asked chris, who was sitting in the living room when i got back from buying some fruit there, and he called it a 'wet market' which i had never heard before. i guess by wiki's definition (an open air market that sells fresh fruit & meat), it is. but they don't have cages of animals anywhere.
i've been twice so far though, and it's lovely. it's a bunch of vendors with tables set up beside each other with stacks and stacks of fruits, veggies and other produce. best of all, they have clean, fresh looking onions. you can easily spend 10 minutes in front of carrefour's onion bin looking for ones that aren't moldy or squishy. gross. and the people at the market were all too friendly. so that may become a regular thing.
on saturday i bought some hand moisturizer (an ingenious suggestion from an anonymous commenter. thank you.) for mrs. chan and some pumpkin seed brittle for mr. kuo as a tiny thank you for everything they do for me, and i gave it to them today. mrs. chan's reaction was awesome. she said 'for meee?!' and her face lit up and i think she may or may not have literally bounced up and down a little bit.
when i was waiting to sign for my money after class tonight, one of my students, amy, came up to me and said "megan very very very very likes cookies, candy and juice" as i was eating the most delicious chocolate-cream filled japanese koala cookies from 7-11.
she has me pegged.
..we're deciding between macau/hong kong, malaysia and japan for dragon boat festival vacation (i'm excited just to type that). any suggestions from people who have been?