Daily Archives: February 15, 2013

Mo’ Family Meetings, Mo’ Eating

Thursday, February 14, 2013 – Day 16

Today I met another aunt (no pictures of her though) and another cousin. We went to a fancy hotel restaurant in Kaohsiung and waited for over an hour until everyone arrived. So much for Asian punctuality – yet one of many Asian stereotypes debunked!

The meal was delicious but being in a fancy shmancy place always makes people more uptight – ahem – me, myself, and I. I worried about my table manners and etiquette while trying to enjoy the succulent meal. I think it went OK… I just felt awkward not understanding the big joke that was said (everyone was tearing up from laughing so hard) but I thank the stars that I don’t have to face The Inquisition.

We were too cool for school to take photos during our meal.

After our fancy schmancy dinner, half of the family that gathered went back to my cousin’s house. Her house is BIG. We actually took a few photos in her living room which is only a small peek of the rest of the house – I mean she has a freaking ELEVATOR in her house… LOL I was all “how piaoliang! how piaoliang!” AKA how pretty/beautiful

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Cousin, Cousin, First Aunt, Second Aunt’s Husband, Second Aunt, Dad, and Me

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First Aunt and Second Aunt – My Grandma has very strong genes, everyone looks alike!

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Mother and Daughter

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Mother and Son

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With the cousin. Her son is the one from my aunt’s birthday lunch on my prior blog post – Aunt’s Birthday

PS: I thought this was very interesting. My cousin is a Feng Shui Consultant and I was dying to ask her lots of questions… Sorry, nothing to share about feng shui tips…