“Hey!” the receptionist had smiled at me when I arrived at the hotel, “looks like you’ve gained some weight there, haven’t you?”
Actually, I am thinking about food almost all the time:
Chinese people don’t seem to enjoy canned stuff as much as Germans do; I can’t seem to find anything decent in these small supermarkets out here in the west, so I brought 4 large cans of “canned foods of whole kernel corn” from Beijing and 10 small cans of “soya beans in tomato sauce” from Sanya. I would have liked to take some more, but I was afraid I wouldn’t get them on the flight.
Besides all the canned stuff, I’m also taking some sweet congee 八宝粥 and some cookies along. Some crackers, some beef jerky. Lots and lots of water. Oh, and I’ll get a bunch of little white bread things from a restaurant tomorrow.
Guess I’ll mostly feed off my body fat during the next two weeks.