Saturday, April 23, 2011

Happy Easter

Happy Easter to everyone,

Meredith and I just got back from Easter Mass and are about to head over to a gathering with some of the other expat teachers and families here in the city (including childrent, there are 22 foreigners here).  Sometimes its hard to believe we are in China when we are surrounded by so many other expats; it catches you off guard when you walk home from a movie night with popcorn and brownies and see all the Uigher (a Chinese ethnic minority) street food stalls and the chaos that is characteristic of even minor Chinese cities.  
There were about 40 people at the service and it was interesting to see that of those 40 there were only 7 males (including myself).  Although the language barrier can be a problem the parish is warm and welcoming each time we return.  We even received Easter, or as they call it Resurrection Day, eggs at church last night.  Here is a pic of the church (built in the 18th or 19th centuries I believe) and another of Meredith with her Easter egg.

-Nathan and Meredith 

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