Send Food!


A recent trip to a local western flare market left me wondering how much food I should have visitors bring with them when they come to visit.  The store is called City Shop.  It is a little shop in Shanghai with many of the luxuries of home.  I could find many familiar brands there such as Kelloggs, Proctor and gamble, Nestle, Land o Lakes, and many others.  But the prices!!!!!!!!!  Holy Smokes.

A bag of doritoes: $11.00.

Nacho Cheese Doritoes

Yes, that is American dollars!

Tide (56 oz): $23.00.  

Bacon, 8 slices $11.42.

My young American friends found some Poptarts on clearance. $7.52.

Nutri Grain Bar:$9.72

So much for the conveniences of home, I guess it is back to rice and noodles for            me!. Life sucks…….if you let it!

About cessley

I am a bereaved parent. I write to give hope to other bereaved parents who are fresh in their grief. I want them to know life begins again. It (life) is forever changed, as are you, but one day, you will smile again. You may travel, you will make new friends, your heart will mend, though never heal and it will be a painful ride. It is one step at a time....sometimes, even one breath to the next is all we can seem to live through each day. But each day will be a new beginning, a different beginning, a different you. I have two surviving children: Amy, who is married to Brandon, and they have one daughter, Avery, and one son, Dylan. and Eric who is a doctor and is Clifton's twin brother. Clifton passed away when he was nearly two years old. As any bereaved parent knows, it is tough, REALLY tough trying to live after the death of a child. I lived in Shanghai, China for three years after the death of my son, and then lived in Beijing for two years. I am discovering life again, one step at a time. I returned to Oklahoma in February , 2020 due to the uncertainty of the virus. Little did I know the uncertainty would follow me across the ocean. This is nothing compared to the death of a child. I will survive! View all posts by cessley

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