Sunday, 17 June 2012

Welcome Back Dear

After 4 long weeks of being stuck in some foreign country, Theresa is back. Safe and sound in Canada.

Where the food is less questionable (and in some cases, actually edible), the people are more tolerable, and if she gets sick or injured she doesn't have to bribe the doctors to insure that she's going not going to die.

I'm not kidding about the last part.


Oh China...

Anyways I'm looking forward to our dates before I head to China myself. My main objective is to buy her things. See, I gave her a decent amount of Yaun before she left. I told her to spend it on herself and buy something nice.

I specifically tell her NOT to buy me anything. I repeat, DO NOT BUY ME ANYTHING.

So, what does she do with the money? Well, she donates a good chunk of it to her tour bus driver who got into an accident that wasn't his fault. However, the tour company couldn't care less and were still going to charge him for repairs. Theresa decided to help him out with the costs, and that's fine with me.

Then she spends the rest of the money on a gift.

For me.


So, other than trying to get back at her for failing to follow instructions, I'm trying to make our dates cater to whatever problems she encountered while overseas. We tried to communicate as best we could via emails. And from those emails I've narrowed down the most common complaints she had while she was there was:

1. Why is this internet so terrible?
2. I miss Western food.
3. Am I going to die if I eat this? It tastes so good but it might kill me if I keep eating.
4. I really hate all this "fancy" Chinese food we're eating.

Yeah... I wouldn't eat that either...

So my other goal is to take her out to eat. Especially now that I'm more confident in my driving skills we can go to a greater number of restaurants and later in the day. In the past, a huge problem we had was being unable to go out for dinner due to the amount of time it took for Theresa to bus home.

Well, we could get dinner near her place. BUT most of the restaurants near her side of the city are terrible. We would know, we've been to a lot of them. But this isn't a problem now! Now we can go to restaurants on MY side of the city. And she can get a ride home.

Unless something like this happens.

In the meantime, I'm also trying to bake/cook something for her too. So hopefully I can get that done in time as well.

38 comments:

  1. her trip sounds dangerous to some extend. haha. but glad she's back and you can continue life with her!

    Jaya J

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  2. Haha, oh China, you never fail to not meet normal standards of everything.

    But aww, you sound like such a good boyfriend. ;D
    And stop complaining she got you something for once, and just enjoy it (whatever it may be).

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  3. LOL oh geez I hope you don't end up driving into some water. Hope she had some fun and I'm sure you're glad shes back safe and sound.

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  4. Ahh it's nice she's back :) It was also very sweet of her to give money to the driver like that. I wonder if she bought you a present just because it would annoy you. If you want to combine some of her problems you could take her to an internet cafe. Food and good internet! Though I'm not sure if internet cafes do actually serve as cafes too.

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  5. Yaaay She's back safe and sound.
    You are such a sweet boyfriend by the sounds of it! And good job on the driving :) (unless you drive like in the last picture....then not so good job!).

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  6. Yay! I'm glad Theresa is back home! Also, I think it's kind of sweet that she bought you a gift :)

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  7. Ah, yes, I remember my trip to Asia. I thought much the same. The Internet is terrible, and the food will probably kill me, but until it does, I'm just going to keep shoveling it in my obese American face.

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  8. Pfft never want to go there, what so ever the more I hear. Glad she is back safe and sound, and gave a grumpy cat pic.

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  9. Hurray, she's back! And you sound very happy :-) Have fun giving her everything she missed!

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  10. Theresa is such a sweet person. I've never heard of anyone giving money to help their tour bus driver before.

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  11. Oh man I LOVE those bad english signs! Can't wait to get over there and get a collection of my own going.

    So glad your lady's back safe and sound.

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  12. I'll pass on the hot dog combo

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  13. At least your girl is back safe and sound. Aw man, I remember when my tour "bus" (a van) drove over some lady's foot while in traffic in Vietnam waiting to board a ferry, haha. (The lady was alright, but a huge argument occurred)

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  14. Glad she's back! And that you're getting more comfortable behind the wheel.

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  15. Glad she's back, what did she buy you?

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  16. LOL! I'm excited for your trip so we can hear about all this questionable food!

    Enjoy the dating and drive safe!

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  17. Who knew you could Aids and hotdogs at the same time

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  18. You try, that's cute. Don't be upset with her for getting you something though. I mean, could you resist the urge?

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  19. bribing doctors? Eating strange foods? Eek! Good to hear she's back now though.

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  20. Good luck with treating her to the things she missed out on!

    And don't buy her stuff cause she bought you stuff! She took your money and did the opposite of what you wanted with it, so now to get her back, take your money and buy yourself a bunch of gifts and say they were from her!!

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  21. I laugh at some of these signs...like Coca Cola, "Makes you feel alive", but in Chinese it means "It brings your ancestors back from the dead"! And Ford Nova, in Spanish, means No Go!

    Hope you have a great and safe time!

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  22. well, at least she's back now, dont be to angry about the gift its supposed to be a good thing even if you didnt want to get one

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  23. Maybe you could make her a hot dog with, um, mustard?

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  24. That was very kind of Theresa to help out with the bus repair expenses. It's lovely you are reunited; too bad you will have to leave her side again to go to China, though. You 2 seem like a very cool romantic duo. To hell with unimpressed cat. I am VERY impressed.

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  25. That not impressed pic is pretty funny.

    Kudos to her kindness and donating to the bus driver. That is a good cause imo. Have fun with her!

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  26. Sounds like you two are in for a good time. Have fun, and good luck cooking, lol.

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  27. wow. you must be so happy :D

    omg.

    share your moments!!! ^_^

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  28. quit being so ungrateful lol

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  29. you mean the Chinese food is no good? Why do they have so many restaurants around the world then? :PP I'd probably die from hunger if I travelled somewhere abroad since I'm a vegetarian.

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  30. Glad she's home(: It's great you're feeling more confident about your driving, it opens up so many more possibilities.
    I'd love to go to China someday but you make it sound so dodgy haha! Well, i'd love to go to Canada someday too so we'll see how that goes. (:

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  31. I'm glad she back safe and sound. Maybe you should have told her to buy you something. That way she wouldn't have.

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  32. Glad she's back! Have fun ;)

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  33. Well....the hot dogs ARE phallus-shaped. So, I guess that AIDS thing makes sense.
    Oh, wow....I just gave myself a nasty visual.
    Ewwwwwww.
    Better to stick with the Chinese food.

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  34. Im glad she come back OK!:)

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  35. You two are adorable! She sounds like such a sweet girl to help that busdriver out. Is the food really that bad in China? Yikes!! Yes, yes, yes to the fancy dinner date idea. I'm sure she misses quality food ;)

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  36. She had to bribe the doctors ? Dear Lord. Driving's great but makesure you don't ever do that to your car...

    I never cook for my girlfriend. I want her to stay alive. :)

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