Friday, September 30, 2011

National Week of the People's Republic of China

October 1st is the "National day of the People's Republic of China".  National Day is celebrated throughout mainland China, Hong Kong, and Macau with a variety of government organized festivities, including fireworks and concerts. Public places, such as Tiananmen Square in Beijing, are decorated in a festive themes.

What this means to us is that all government offices are shut down for a week.

Oh yeah, and since we did not get our LOA this week, we know that 1) we will not travel in 2011 & 2) we won't get our LOA for at least a week and a half more (probably more).

I was really bummed so we decided to get splurge and get Chinese takeout and a good bottle of wine.   I found the bottle of wine, usually $40/bottle, at Busch's, our local grocery store, for 20 bucks! For those of you in Saline, "Bill" recommended it and it is awesome. :-)

The wine and food were good but the fortune cookie was what really saved me.

"Time heals all wounds. Keep your Chin up".

Clearly I am not wounded but this was still helpful today!!

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