Sunday, March 30, 2008

Special requests

We are heading out this morning to pick up MyLinh's passport! Before our day is underway though, I wanted to answer two questions that we have been asked:
  • How much does a pineapple cost? Well, there are multiple answers to that question! We offered a bicycle vender a dollar for each, since we couldn't ask her the price and they were certainly worth that to us! They are usually sold already cut (she will cut them in front of you, spiralled beautifully), but we wanted ours whole. So, there might be a different price for whole or carved. We are aware that prices vary depending on your hair color! We spotted Washington apples here and are curious how much they cost! The bartering system here is very culturally acceptable (expected actually), but we are not comfortable with it.
  • What does MyLinh's hair feel like? When we first met her, her head had just been buzzed, so it felt like beard stubble! No kidding... It has softened a bit with growth, but it still could give you a chin burn if you bury your face in it. I love it! Very different from Malcolm's cornsilk...

7 comments:

Anonymous said...

I'm wondering how that pinapple tasted!! I bet it was fabulous! I don't do well picking out pinapples here...and I suspect the ones you get from the street vendors are freshly picked and really yummy. And for $1.00?! That's a bargain!

Oh oh...now I'm making myself hungry! How's the other food? It looks scrumptious....well....maybe not the chicken feet...that kind of grossed me out. aaaack!

Prayers the passport aquisition goes smoothly!

l,
Dea

Anonymous said...

i want a chin burn. mom

Anonymous said...

Ri and Alex,
Lee and I read your blog from start to finish tonight. We had no idea that you were blogging your journey. What a treat to see photos and read about your experience. You are both so brave. What a blessing to finally see you with MyLinhn. We love you and continue to pray. Thank you for letting us share in your journey! Lee and Amy

Anonymous said...

Ri and Alex,
Lee and I read your blog from start to finish tonight. We had no idea that you were blogging your journey. What a treat to see photos and read about your experience. You are both so brave. What a blessing to finally see you with MyLihn. We love you and continue to pray. Thank you for letting us share in your journey! Lee and Amy

Jordan and Amber said...

Sis, just logging on to say I love You guys. Hope the passport stuff goes well. J

Anonymous said...

Congratulations!We know your daughter will bring much happiness. Nice that Daddy has a little girl. He will be her hero.

Love to you all,
Bob and Mona

Anonymous said...

Congrats on the passport!! God is so good and His time table is always just right(His time) MyLihn looks so happy!! luv,ConnieLou