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Our paparazzi!
October 7th, 2009 by Phoebe
This little girl's parents stopped the us at least 3 times to take our picture

This little girl's parents stopped the us at least 3 times to take our picture

The little girl was so cute that we took her picture too!  A lot of the parents of kids this old want us to be in a picture with their little little kids, but they are usually terrified of us and cry.  This little girl loved us and even knew how to do "peace"

The little girl was so cute that we took her picture too! A lot of the parents of kids this old want us to be in a picture with their little little kids, but they are usually terrified of us and cry. This little girl loved us and even knew how to do "peace"

You know how in the States we’re just regular kids?  Well here it like we’re super movie stars or something! 

We were just in Tian’anmen Sqauare the other day (with about 300,000 of our closet Chinese friends – my mom and dad said there were at least that many people) and in that whole we only saw about 10 people who weren’t Chinese – including US!  None of them were kids either!

Whenever we stop for my mom to take a picture of us, other people jump in front of her to take our picture, and then they line up to get in the picture with us!  Yesterday we stopped on a bridge to take a picture and I am not kidding, 10 people were in line to take pictures with us.  LOL!  I bet since we got to China about 500 people have taken our pictures!  It happened in Japan too but not as much. 

EVERYONE looks at us and points at us!  Its like we are exotic animals and like if you saw a double headed albino yak walking up the street and you wanted to take its picture. 

Another thing that is funny is that people want to say whatever English words they know, even if it doesn’t make sense.  One boy said “Hello, Hot Choc-o-late”.  Other people say “Hello, Happy Birthday” and “Hello, what is your favorite color?”   The other funny thing is that you can tell that all kids my age were taught for the olymics “Hello, and welcome to Beijing” because THEY ALL SAY IT! 

I’d write more, but I have to leave now for my next photo shoot!  LOL!!!!

My mom wanted us to stand in front of this float cause it had a Phoenix bird on it (for Phoenix!) but we ended up having to stand her for like 10 minutes because all these people lined up for pictures with us!

My mom wanted us to stand in front of this float cause it had a Phoenix bird on it (for Phoenix!) but we ended up having to stand her for like 10 minutes because all these people lined up for pictures with us!


5 Responses  
maple writes:
October 9th, 2009 at 7:38 pm

awesome!

Lisa Barrett writes:
October 10th, 2009 at 10:44 pm

Phoebe! Tessa! Kate! Jeff!

This blog is awesome! Keep the pics, stories and most importantly….peace signs coming. It was 90 degrees here today, so you aren’t missing anything. Take care of each other!

The Barrett’s

Cricket Bourget writes:
October 14th, 2009 at 10:33 am

Glad you’re handling your “celebrity” status with friendly style and a big American smile!

(Anyway, is there any such animal as “just a regular kid”?)

Great photo, what a way to shout-out to the homies in Phoenix!

Anita (Nana) writes:
December 15th, 2009 at 1:42 pm

Well Phoebe while Nana was walking Shugorei this morning, and only be cause of her, did Nana see a Osprey building a nest. Your dog would not move a bit. Upon Nana looking up I realized what she was focused upon.

After looking again at the photo of you viewing the phoenix bird in the picture I had to send you a note, too.

Hows your new shoes?

julie whelihan writes:
June 13th, 2010 at 9:35 am

I love reading your writings, Phoebe. You are such a competent writer and you’re funny to boot! (I’m that crazy friend of your Grandma, Eileen)

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