April 8, 2012
Since it was Easter, we went to Quanzhou’s Catholic church 泉州天主教堂 to hear mass. It was also dad’s first time there because he said that the government closed it down for a long time before. After mass, the church served food so we were able to eat lunch for free! Hahaha.
Dad’s former “workplace” was nearby so we went there in hopes of bumping into his old friends. The person he was really looking for wasn’t there, but he also saw some people and they talked for a while. It’s been so long since he last went there. We also passed by the tulou on the way back to the hotel.
In the afternoon, one of dad’s friend’s employees drove us to Xiamen (in a police car at that! Woo!). We hung out at 8ku’s house for a while, and then Andrea, Albert, and I went to Basao 佰朔茶廊 for snacks. I can’t remember what I ordered but I think it was the Oolong Caramel Mocha 烏龍焦糖摩卡 (oops!) and we shared a Chocolate Souffle 巧克力舒芙蕾. Yummy!
We had dinner at Lucky Full City Seafood Ltd. 潮褔城大酒樓, where we ate a lot of dimsum. Then, we rode a ferry to Gulangyu Island. We walked around for a while, bought DQ ice cream, went to Miss Zhao 趙小姐的店, a tea place, to sit down and drink tea, and took the ferry back to Xiamen Island (?). I wanted to eat oysters so Andrea, Adrian, mom, and I went to this restaurant (鮮蚝館) that serves them. We ordered garlic oysters and cheese oysters. Wee! We eat and eat and eat…