So today is Valentine's Day. (Happy Birthday, Lynzi!)
I took no regret in dropping 300 bucks (about $10US) on Chocolate and other goodies ... all for myself. Peanut Butter M&Ms, Dove Dark Chocolates and ice cream bar: never a bad choice. Admittedly, I would take back the Strawberry flavored milk tea and the "Muscat of Alexandria" Grape-flavored Kit Kat Bar if I could (yeah, you read that right). The milk tea I downed while plugging my nose, and the green Kit-Kat I pawned off on some unsuspecting kids.
But the chocolates were well worth it. I'm convinced it's these little comforts that let expats like myself live day-to-day in strange and foreign places; places that consider green grape Kit-Kats a good idea. I mean really, give me a break. (think about that one...)
When my sister, who still has a promised guest-blog-post to publish, came to visit, she brought more gifts and goodies from home.
Though everything she brought me was a welcomed treat (and most of the chocolate didn't make it to today), here are the top 3:
3. A box of Honey Nut Cheerios. Undoubtedly, Honey Nut Cheerios is one of the greatest comfort foods available - and it's not available in Taiwan. (I'm sorry, but there's a HUGE difference between Honey Nut and the regular variety...) I do believe the only comfort food that trumps this breakfast cereal is a bowl of ice cream. If you know me, you know that. But Ice Cream doesn't pack well...
2. A Snuggie. Yes, that's right: a Snuggie.
Don't even joke. It's great. Snuggie has been quite the companion many a recent cold mornings. Plus, since no one in this country hugs anyone, its the only arms I have to hold.
and finally, clocking in at our number one position:
1. My bottle of febreeze. Seriously great stuff. My room smells fantastic. And now, so does my laundry. It's a gift no bachelor should live without... no matter where they are.
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