This is my daily struggle. Being in a different country where many people don’t speak your language can be tough, but over time you adapt to your environment. This is one of the restaurants I eat at. I get rice with potatoes and beef with a little veggies mixed in. One of my coworkers took me the first time and purchased it for me, that’s the only reason I even tried it. Since that day I’ve eaten it everyday. I don’t even know which one it is on the menu, I just point to the first row on the menu and they know what I want haha. Today I walked in and pointed to the spot I always point to and sat in the seat I always sit in but I sensed a problem. They told me through google translator that they was out of my favorite dish. I can’t read the sign so I don’t know what else to order haha. We try to translate some words through google translator but it doesn’t work, so I leave. I’m a work starving, thinking what am I gone eat when I get home. I got some bread and peanut butter at home but I need something big haha. I tell my translator to walk down to the restaurant with me. They begin to talk and then my translator says “they are out of your favorite food, but they have sliced potatoes with rice with chicken and it’s 12rmb” . I’m excited because that sounds better than what I was eating at first and it was 18 rmb haha. Better food and it’s cheaper! So now I have two things to eat at this restaurant. But eventually I will have to learn to read the signs and even communicate with people. So far all I know how to say is “hello” and “thank you” because those are the things I say the most. My translator tries to get me to say “you’re beautiful” to every girl that walks by us, but I’m not even on that type of stuff haha. I’m glad I found a second dish to eat, by the time I leave I will probably know everything on that menu.
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