Mei Ann Troncalli
Born 1/25/2011 in FengCheng city, Jiangxi providence, China

Monday, May 21, 2012

Day 13 - Consulate appointment (CA)

Today we had our Consulate appointment at 8:30 am. We had to meet our guide at 7:45, which meant to get up little earlier so the kids can eat. Marco was not happy camper and kept wanting to go back to bed. I wish this would happen at home on Sundays when we want to sleep in, well no he is up by 6:45 usually. Mei was fine with whatever is going on.

So we went to the office building where the consulate rents some space. My understanding is that there will be new building for US Consulate soon, they are in process of building this one. We were in the group of people with 8:30 am appointment. There was I think less than 15 families. We have to do the oath and than they call each family, went over the paperwork and explained us what next. We were called as second family and were out within 30 minutes. Tomorrow our guide will pick up Mei's visa and other paperwork for immigration entry. This is our last official step in adoption process in China. Mei will become US citizen once she step on US soil. I have no pictures from CA as there are no electronics allowed in the consulate.

Mei was dressed up very nicely (Thank you Stephanie and Jason) for the CA and she kept the bows in her hair for more than 20 minutes. It is very important to please her mommy (mommy is trying to tell her).

 

 

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Later today we also visited the ancient tomb of the king (will get the name to insert here later). The tomb was over 2000 years old and has never been robbed. It had about 8 other bodies aside the King. Most of them were sacrificial. Couple of concubines, his guards and some high official. There was also quite few instruments, jade, vases and other valuables buried here.


The museum also holds vast collection of Chinese pillows. There is big significance in pillows. Chinese believed that it is beautiful to have flat heads and for this reason they lay on pillows made out of hard materials like stones, ceramics and others. None of them look comfortable at all. Some of the people still believe this and they lay their kids in hard beds with head in one position. Mei has supposedly flat had and therefore she is beautiful. I do not know about flat head, but I do agree she is beautiful.
Here is couple of examples of pillows. Not comfy, right?
 

 

 

I tried this one, but I do not think that I would get much sleep. At least I would not mess my hair, ha ha.

 

 

3 comments:

  1. Hurry up and come home! I miss you all so bad! I am feeling better!

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  2. Hurry up and come home! I miss you all so bad! I am feeling better!

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  3. Hurry up and come home! I miss you all so bad! I am feeling better!

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