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April 6, 2007 / missallaneous

Tongue Tied

This morning, Katie and I went on a little adventure to find Rome’s international district (mission: peanut butter for Katie, rice for Missa). We walked around, found the market, and inside it, a bunch of little delights from China, Pakistan, India, Africa, and most everywhere! :)

Hungry, we later walked into a bar (a coffee shop here in Italy) and attempted to find out how much the sandwiches cost. The shop’s owner was Chinese, rattling off to her friend in Mandarin.

I don’t speak any Mandarin (wo pu huey chiang). She didn’t speak any English.

I tried in Cantonese; she couldn’t understand me.

We spoke to each other in… Italian.

How bizarre.



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  1. zoku / Apr 6 2007 11:44 am

    haha…that’s amusing!

  2. crazycrazyalicia / Apr 6 2007 5:22 pm

    i’m proud you spoke cantonese! :)

  3. djterasaki / Apr 8 2007 2:26 pm

    Sounds like an amusing market!

  4. shadycasino / Apr 9 2007 12:57 am

    how do you cook your rice? old fashioned pot and pan? or do you have a travel size rice cooker! Hope all is well

  5. missallaneous / Apr 9 2007 9:39 am

    Um… No rice cooker :( So I’m gonna TRY not to burn my rice in a good old fashioned pot!

    All is well, friend! :) Missing you guys lots, though!

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