We Miss….

Laura and I often talk/email with friends and family back home.  Sometimes the conversation turns to things we miss that we don’t have overseas so we’ve decided to start a little page of things that pop into our mind now and then.  I guess we could use it at as a list of things to do, see, or get when we go back home.  It goes without saying that family and friends are always going to be at the top of our lists.

Since this page will continuously be updated we’ll make it a permanent page.  There will be a link on the bottom part of our banner at the top of the page.


U-Village –

Law and Order – We bought a couple seasons for our ipod, but it’s not the same as having it on TV 24 hours a day.

My Miata– We just bought an old Nissan, which has really made our lives better here, but it’s not the same as my little Miata.

Good milk and ½ and ½ – The milk here isn’t very good and they don’t have 1/2 and 1/2 at all.

HDTV – You all know that I’m a huge tech geek and fact that I left the states just as HDTV was becoming mainstream has been tough to leave behind.

Taco Time/White Castle/Steak-n-Shake – We have the usual places like McD’s, KFC, and Pizza Hut, but I miss the beef burrito at Taco Time, the cheese burgers at White Castle, and the Chili Mac at Steak-n-Shake.

Border’s – We have a pretty good book/cd shop, but it’s not the same as walking into a Border’s with a Starbucks and browsing for a couple hours.

TIVO – I never got a chance to ‘tivo’ any shows, but from what I’ve heard it’s the only way to watch TV.

Finding Places – I miss jumping in the car and being able to get somewhere easily without guessing where I should go.  Understanding Mandarin is one thing, but being able to read the road signs is a whole other thing.

4 thoughts on “We Miss….

  1. Thanks for sharing. It makes me appreciate some of the simple things.
    You two certainly top the list of things that Seattle is missing!!!


  2. White Castle??! I didn’t know they still existed!! I used to go there all the time in Pittsburgh until it closed down. Cute little white castle building nestled amongst the tall skyscrapers…. I had a look at their website (I KNOW I am a net GEEK!)and they are having a contest about people who have the best white castle craving stories. You two should soooooo enter!! I love this new permanent page and will check back often! Miss you! jess and greg


  3. Hey Jess and Greg,

    That’s a great idea about the White Castles. I totally miss those gut bombs now and then. It’s been a while since I’ve choked down a Carl’s Jr. burger too. The next time we’re coming through Singapore that’s going to be on the list of things to do. Take care, miss you too,


  4. Maybe I could bring frozen White Castles, wrapped with a little dry ice when I come out and slip a qt of half and half in with it. The burrito would get a little stinky.


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