Wednesday, August 19, 2009

Shanghai, Part Two

Or "Meet The Family".

Since I'm lazy, I will make a list to make this easier:

  • Grandma(maternal): My grandma looked a lot older this time. I guess it was expected since for the past two years, she's gone to the hospital every single day to deliver food/meds to my grandpa, who had a stroke and a heart attack two years ago.

  • Grandpa: From what I heard from my uncle, he's doing a lot better than he was a year ago. He can now get up, communicate, and eat all by himself. He's taken a lot of meds, and also had to have a third of his heart removed, but I'm so glad he's getting better now.

    Grandma and grandpa

  • Grandmother(paternal): I'm sad that I only got to see her once during my entire trip, but she looks okay and is still very healthy for a 76 year old.

  • Uncle and Aunt: They took us shopping basically everywhere. Due to the huge changes in Shanghai (because of next year's Expo, they're basically rebuilding all the streets), we needed guides to take us places that my mom would have otherwise known if it wasn't for all the reconstruction.

  • Cousin: My only first cousin. He's 12 this year and his parents are thinking of sending him to Canada for university, so my mom and I helped him practise his English. An avid gamer, he is basically surgically attached to his PSP. His favourite game? NBA Live 08. My cousin is also a little brand crazy and only wears Nike and Adidas, although he does love his Louis Vuitton bag. Other pasttimes include stealing and trying on his dad's Ray Bans and leather coat while humming the Mission Impossible theme song:

    He loves me for taking this photo

Those were the only people that I saw everyday, so I'll stop the list there. Also, the dragon-thingy from the previous post was a sword, so congrats to Kathleen for getting it right!

Part Three will be up after I take some more pictures. :)


4 comments so far.

  1. Kristine on August 19, 2009 at 6:18 PM

    I always love going to the Philippines to see my relatives. You must have a small family with only one first cousin. I've got more than twenty of them!

  2. chervalier on August 20, 2009 at 10:01 AM

    lol sounds like fun! Visiting the grandparents must be wonderful.

    Your 12 year old cousin is such a character lol =D

  3. Dayna on August 20, 2009 at 11:37 PM

    Your cousin looks so cool! Hahaha! He seems to be enjoying himself. ;)

  4. Manda on August 22, 2009 at 11:40 AM

    I love visiting family :) It's a shame I only get to see family members (on either side) only once a year, though.

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