Thursday, February 11, 2016

Cheerios. A lot of Cheerios.

When you’re an American living in China, you go back to the US for Christmas.

When you go back to the US for Christmas, you experience so much reverse culture shock (“YOU GUYS! THERE ARE BAGELS HERE! LOOK!!!!!! AND OHMYGOODNESS CHEESE!!!!!!!!!!”) and eat so much American food.

When you eat American food, you decide to take some back to China with you.

When you decide to take American food back to China, you buy a box of Honey Nut Cheerios, take the inside bag out of the box, put the bag of Cheerios in your suitcase, and bring it back to China.

When you bring Honey Nut Cheerios back to China, you eat them for breakfast every morning.

When you eat Honey Nut Cheerios every morning, pretty soon you run out.

When you run out, you start searching for Chinese websites where you can buy Cheerios online.

When you start searching Chinese websites to buy Cheerios online, you end up ordering a huge box and paying 130 kuai for it.

And that’s how I spent 20 bucks on Cheerios.

Have you ever seen a box of Cheerios this big? Actually it is two boxes stuck together.
Two "super jumbo" boxes of Honey Nut Cheerios.

Here is a cat for scale:
Honey Nut Cheerios boxes, plus an adorable cat.

And even though the website listed it as imported from the US, the back of the box is all in French. So, I just don’t even know.
"Cheerios au miel et aux noix."

So worth it.

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