Four days to go. Three Wedding Photos. 100 rmb for Fiddley-dee. Le Petit Cafe.

The big day is almost here.  How do I feel?  Scroll down, look at the three wedding photos, and then I will tell you.

These were taken in Li Hu Park.  The weather was crappy.  The studio must have air-brushed out the mud stains.

Is it a bird?  Is it a plane?  No.   You can see the entire photo album here.

How does it feel to get married?  I am not used to talking about Jenny like she is wife.  The first time I introduced her saying "this is my wife Jenny", I had to take a step back.  I had just never done that before.  It was like wow.  And this whole idea of Andis Kaulins getting married it has to be a shock to a world.  It is not like some 25 year old Chinese fellow getting married; I mean most of them do at the same age like they all graduate from school at the age of 21.  Andis Kaulins getting married is not like Joe Smith marrying Mary Parker in Iowa, or for instance Cam Glowa marrying Trisha Unger in Estevan, Saskatchewan.  No, it is simply epic on a scale where the tones, the axis, and the coordinates are off-kilter.

I am still trying to put my mind around the idea that I am not one anymore.  I just cannot be nice only in the abstract anymore.

Jenny is my conscience.  I am not used to having a conscience be so hard to convince.

Mrs K. complains, with justification that I say Fiddley-dee too much.  To placate her, I have agreed to a swear-jar punishment:  100 rmb for each poop, darn, oops, and creepers I utter.

Across Zhongshan road from the Home Mart, is a little shopper’s walk street called Du Chen Xiang.  Sometimes I walk home down that street late at night and pass a curious looking restaurant called Le Petit Cafe.  It is located not from the Apartment building whose name I can’t recall but is home to many Wuxi ex-pats. The restaurant specializes in bakery, pizza, salads, and sandwiches.  Monday evening, I finally had a chance to check the food out.  I ordered a salami baguette sandwich, and half a loaf of bread.  The sandwich I devoured quick.  The bread is great with butter spread all over it.  I will give their pizza a try.  They tell me they deliver.  As well, They are open for breakfast serving crepes and coffee.  I will definitely try to drop in on them on my way to work. 

About wuxiandis

An English Teacher in Wuxi, China. Married to a local girl. Father of a boy born August 23, 2007.
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