Tiny Urban Tidbits #5 - My Astronaut Husband

>>  Friday, May 21, 2010

Space Ship
There's a term in Chinese used to describe businessmen whose families live in the US but who have businesses in Asia, and thus are always flying back and forth. Tai kong ren is a play on words because it sounds both like the word for "astronaut" but also sounds like the words for "No wife" man.

I sometimes feel like I'm married to one of those "astronauts." Bryan travels a lot for work, and most of it involves airplanes.  In fact, my astronaut reached a big milestone last week.
Million Miler

That's right. He became a million miler on American Airlines. No, he did not get to talk to the pilot, nor did he receive a special black card with his name on it.  They did, however, announce it during the monumental flight.

There are some perks to "being yoked to Executive Platinum" (as my friend likes to put it). He has so many miles that you can both fly to Asia for free, First Class.
First Class Dining AA
In First Class you get 2 seats: one for you, one for your Totoro.
First Class AA
But of course, you pay the price by having him away from home, a lot.

I've decided to dedicate this post to Bryan in celebration of his Million Miles.

Bryan often will take food photos for me on his many trips. Join me as we take a brief culinary tour around the world, experiencing all different kinds of cuisines from the various continents that Bryan has visited.

An assortment of desserts from Israel.Peking Duck
Peking Duck from Beijing, China.
Xiao Long Bao from Shanghai
Xiao Long Bao (Soup Dumplings) from Shanghai, China.
Sichuan Meal in China
A fiery hot Sichuan meal from China.
Chinese meal
A Chinese Family Style FEAST from Taipei, Taiwan.
Sushi in Japan
Fresh sushi from Tokyo, Japan.
Korean BBQ in Korea
Korean BBQ from Seoul, Korea.
Ramen in Hong Kong
A hot bowl of ramen from Hong Kong.
Ham, Toast, and a Poached Egg in Australia
Ham, bacon, and a poached egg on top of toast from Sydney, Australia.
Gourmet Burger Kitchen in London
A burger from Gourmet Burger Kitchen in London, UK. [heh, I actually took this picture because I went with him to London during his business trip]
Momofuku Pork Belly Buns
Momofuku Pork Belly Bun from New York City, USA.
Bryan Travels
The World Traveler himself.

Hope you enjoyed the tour. Someday I may post more pictures and write detailed posts for some of them. Until then, enjoy these pictures! Have a great weekend.

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