February 18

Three Generations Celebrating Spring Festival

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Three Generations Celebrating Spring Festival

“Spring Festival was different when I was young. It was the only time we could eat this well. I remember waiting in line to buy the tofu we just ate, because it was such a luxury.”

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“There wasn’t any tofu. That was egg.”

“I thought it was tofu, too.”

“When my parents were children, they were hungry most of their days. They would start preparing for Spring Festival one month in advance. … Now my children are being raised in McDonald’s and KFC.”

“I remember when the first KFC opened in People’s Square in 1992. People waited hours for a 10 RMB burger.”

“That wasn’t the first one. They opened their first one in Xujiahui.*”

“When did McDonald’s open?”

“They had stores in Shenzhen and Beijing.”

“KFC’s food is more suited to Chinese tastes. They have youtiao for breakfast.”

*According to CNN Travel, the first KFC in Shanghai opened in 1989. The first KFC opened in China in 1987.

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Mitchell Blatt is a travel writer, editor, and vlogger who has covered coronavirus in China, the impeachment of Park Geun-hye in Korea, and the Occupy Central protests in Hong Kong, among other things. He has been published in the South China Morning Post, USA Today, the Korea Times, The National Interest, The Daily Beast, and many other newspapers and websites. He blogs about his travels at AsitaTravelWriter.com. *********************************************************************************** Follow him on Facebook: Facebook - Mitchell Blatt, Asia Travel Writer************* Follow him on Twitter: Twitter - @MitchBlatt*************************************** Follow him on Instagram: Instagram - @MitchBlatt********************************** Subscribe to his videos on YouTube: Mitchell Blatt, Asia Travel Writer (English)************* YouTube - Mitchell Blatt (English - General topics)**** YouTube - 한국문화를 좋아하는 Mitchell 헨리 Blatt (Korean)

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