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  • v HOPEFUL38
    Hello, Sharon,
    Unfortunately I did not make it to Harbin. I am just not brave enough to travel by myself in China since I don't speak the language.

    I can totally relate, though, to the issue of going home for a long vacation and not eating healthily. My mom actually makes sure we eat lots of vegetables, but there is just an abundance of food, so I eat more than usual. Since I am only home once a year (and am coming from China), my mom fixes all my favorite dishes and always has desserts, so I also struggle with a different eating style at home. You will quickly adjust back, though, and will lose that weight again :-).

    Jia you!

    2260 days ago
  • v HOPEFUL38
    Hello, Sharon,
    Yes, I am much further south - I actually cannot imagine living in northern China and dealing with snow and buses. Although, it has been my dream to visit Harbin - I just can't find anyone who will go with me. However, even though it doesn't get cold here, as we think of cold, it is a little more miserable because in the south they don't have indoor heat, so right now it's in the low 60's - inside and out, so it seems we can never get warm. Anyway, yes it is much different from the States! I am looking forward to moving back next summer. I do hope things are going well for you! Have a great week!
    2327 days ago
  • v YIWEN39
    Hi Sharon :-)
    It must be cold up where you are, right? Have they turned the heating on yet?
    If you haven't yet seen the Harbin ice festival, I really recommend it :-)
    Have a great weekend :-)
    2357 days ago
  • v YIWEN39
    Hi Sharon :-)
    Thanks for adding me as a friend :-) Good luck on your journey towards becoming a beautiful Red Rose :-) And you'll fit into those Chinese jeans, I'm sure! I can't buy pants either, not even men's size!
    I'm in Kunming, where are you?
    2363 days ago
  • v HOPEFUL38
    Just saw your introduction on the Chinese Firecrackers page and thought I'd say hello. I have been in China for 8 years (this is my 9th) and am in Guangdong province (so I'm "near" Hong Kong". I understand the issue of feeling average but being called fat. I hope things are going well for you and that you are having success as you try to lose weight.
    2378 days ago
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