Day 209 in Beijing: I Scream. You Scream. We ALL Scream for Ice Cream!

I love the different colors of hijabs and ice cream.

I love the different colors of hijabs and ice cream.

Kuala Lumpur is hot and humid.

Even during Christmas.

Even during the winter.

I have to say I love it.

I’ll take hot and humid over cold and windy any day.

So, in the middle of winter here, people eat a lot of ice cream.

Jill and I were visiting the Muzium Negara (National Museum) and we saw these women all getting some ice cream and laughing, smiling and having a wonderful time.

I snapped a picture, trying to be as unobtrusive as possible, but it didn’t work out.

The woman in the back noticed me and threw up the universal “peace sign.”  It was very cute.

By the way, there is a choice to have ice cream in a cone or in bread.  The girls all suggested I have mine in the bread.  I tried it and the ice cream vendor gave me green tea bread.  As you can see, the bread is actually green.  It was slightly flavored and quite yummy. Definitely worth a try if you ever come to Malaysia.

I then asked them if I could take a picture of all of them and they laughed and agreed.

In China, people often ask to take pictures with us when we are out and about traveling.

We find it rather hilarious and absurd because we would never think of going up to someone, in America, and saying, “Hi, we don’t know you but can we take a picture with you?”  We always agree and do our best to promote cross cultural relationships that will help people see us as fun loving and generous with our time.  It may not seem like much to take a picture with someone but during the holidays we are sometime asked 10-15 times a day and it can actually get a bit tiring because when you take one picture, people will line up and wait for their turn.  You end up having to run away from the crowds which is pretty comical in a way.

However, we find ourselves taking pictures of people here in Malaysia and they don’t seem to mind.  They seem to have the same sense of humor about being photographed here as we do in China.

And, with that, I wish you a Happy New Year’s Eve and lots of love, joy and ice cream in the New Year!

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