Charlee: "We were told that in China you need documentation to show that you're married to be able to room together".
Allan (Friend of the coffee shop owner): "Yeah, maybe a hundred years ago".
Jue: "June 6 on the calendar is 6 - 6 which is lucky to the Chinese. Many people get married on that day".
Dr. Li: "This year is an unlucky year in the Chinese calendar. There won't be as many marriages as other years".
Apollo: "RMB is like saying 'U.S. dollar' where Yuan is slang - kind of like how you guys say 'buck'".
Martin: "Girls in China don't really drink or go to the parties - they mostly sit at home and watch TV or read books and magazines".
Me: "Why don't they just come along with the rest of you guys when you go out?"
Martin: "Well if they did stay out late and drink beer then they would be looked down upon by others".
Charlee: "Yeah - we did too".
Monica: "Fireworks are very commonly heard throughout the day on any day in China. They are for the celebration of things like starting a new business, moving to a new house, or having a baby".
Joe: "Silverfish are little tiny fish much like minnows - and they have no bones. We eat them quite a lot."
Thanks for that Joe - I might've been a little freaked out by the tiny fish in the eggs at lunch today but they were really good.
Me (to Amanda while shopping for scarves): "Ooh I like this one - the red with that pattern is very China".
Salesgirl: "Everybody says that! Red is very China - you know red is a lucky color in China".
Me: "Everything shown to us is said to be lucky".
There's plenty where these came from - but this is all I can come with off the top of my head for now. I've really enjoyed everyone's various anecdotes throughout the trip.