Today I went to a going-away party where I had my first experience with the South African barbecue tradition (braai). It was delicious and I’m a big fan. I also had fun getting to know the new teachers, but this post is more about my subsequent trip to Carrefour to stock my new refrigerator.
I saw some interesting things and probably missed great deals because I still can’t understand even enough characters to read a newspaper (something I’m reminded of nearly every morning as I wait for my 蛋餅 at the breakfast shop), but some things need no words.
However, since I only have a cellphone camera, let me help clarify that picture a little: that’s nearly a million kinds of mushrooms. A mountain of mushrooms. More mushrooms than you can shake a stick at. It had no price on it, though, and I had already bought some unfamiliar vegetables (edible rape, anyone? I really did buy it; how could I not?), so I refrained and decided to try it another day. I did wind up buying some of those abalone mushrooms, though! I’m excited to try cooking them all up tomorrow.