Tuesday, February 2, 2016

Chinatown Trip

 Thank you, Chaperones for sending in your pictures from the trip!

~A Sensory Description from Nuha~

The vendors yelling out prices. The people crowding up trying to get to the crosswalk. The Chinese language swirling all around me. The place I am speaking of is China Town. This is a place that has weird looking fruits and vegetables. For example there was one vegetable called Taro that looked like a huge, hairy potato. Soon, the smell of herbs and spices pulled me into the store. Inside a lot of people bought ginger tea and other unusual items. As we continued walking, there was also the smell of freshly baked FORTUNE COOKIES. They tasted like sweet warm hard dough. After we left that store we saw dried squid and chicken feet. After that experience, we went into a kite shop. It was covered in kites. Some were big and some were very small.Then the smell of shrimp was pulled us into another store. We went into a Dim-Sum shop. It was so GOOD. When I drilled my teeth into the warm Dim-Sum, it felt like I was falling in love. It was warm and gooey on the outside and crunchy on the inside. Some places that we went into had red and gold Chinese New Years decorations.There was a huge dragon that was longer than me and some of my group. The last place we went into had beautiful, delicate fans and umbrellas. I got a pink fan and umbrella. I had so much fun in Chinatown.


~From Lauren~

 We turned into the gloomy and musty smelling alley. There it was. The fortune cookie factory decorated in golds and reds and covered in lanterns. I rushed into the sweet smelling factory and saw a women holding a large basin holding hundreds of cookies. She was rushing to a large, silver tray. The silver tray was overloaded with circle fortune cookies the color of a golden brown. My mouth watered and my stomach rumbled with the craving of cookies. The lady said to take a sample. I did. I felt the hard, crumbly surface of the cookie and bite into the crunchy sweetness and the strong, vanilla taste as I savored the mouthwatering circle. It was delicious. I quickly devoured it. Then I looked around the factory. Shelves after shelves after shelves were lined up against the wall, all covered in crispy, golden fortune cookies. There were rainbow cookies, circular ones, big ones, small ones. It was a fortune cookie heaven. And I got to experience it. I then listened closely and heard the crunching of cookies rubbing against each other on big mounds and the voices of employees that worked there. At the end of the experience I heard my chaperones voice and it was time to leave the magical heaven of cookies.

23 comments:

  1. Dear Lauren,
    I liked how you described the fortune cookies and how you started the whole paragraph.

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  2. i love your slide show and the music that just gave it the amazing touches.

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  3. I like how you guys were very descriptive about the trip.

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  4. Dear Lauren and Nuha,
    I love how you both described Chinatown. You both described the fortune cookies so well, that I'm starting to get hungry!

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  5. Good job with the details of the blog

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  6. I love it! I love the shops, the restaurant, the scavenger hunt, everything!

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  7. Dear Nuha,
    I liked how you described everything like the fortune cookies and the Kites.

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  8. It sounds like you had a great time! We did too, but all the groups had a different experience.

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  9. I like how both of you guys were descriptive about the food. I also like how Lauren described the alley.

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  10. Ethan James SanchezFebruary 5, 2016 at 10:18 AM

    Dear Lauren,
    I really liked that short paragraph you made about the fortune cookies. It reminded me of the field trip to Chinatown with all the smells and then that one store with sweetness.

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  11. Lauren and Nuha,
    I really like your details of Chinatown it feels like I was there again just reading it

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  12. Dear Lauren and Nuha,
    I love how descriptive you were on your post. I can still imagine myself walking into the fortune cookie factory and walking along the streets of Chinatown. Finally I can imagine the feeling of going into the festive shops and buying food.

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  13. I think you guys did a great job doing the blog. The blog brings back a bunch of really fun memories

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  14. I love this trip and all the things we got to do because the idea was awesome and we got to explore like Marine Headlands but in China Town! I loved the food and I got to experience what bargaining is and how you to get it for a cheap price! I also loved the give shops and all the Chinese related things they sold over there! I mostly enjoyed the scavenger hunt and how we went all over the pace buying stuff and trying new foods that some of us never tried! I hope we get to do something like this in the feature!

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  15. Dear Lauren,
    I think the way you were so descriptive about the food was great. There was such a large variety of food there! I think it was a great trip.

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  16. I like that u talked about are fun trip to china town .

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  17. I love the video IT IS AWESOME!!!! I also love how you described it very well, GOOD JOB!!!! :)

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  18. I love the video IT IS AWESOME!!!! I also love how you described the blog very well, GOOD JOB!!!! :)

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  19. I had loads of fun there!! I loved all of the stores. My favorite was either The Golden Gate Fortune Cookie Factory, The Sword and knife shop, or the bakery. It was also very crowded and it most of the place looked really scetchy

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  20. I really liked the video and that you explained a lot of the amazing trip.

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  21. You described the blog really well. Great Job! It was so cool how u went tea sampling.

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  22. You did a great job Lauren and Nuha. I like how you described the field trip.

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