Life in China 2016: A Picture A Day, August 6 – I just realized when I needed to name my picture that I wrote about “dates” yesterday as a food, and today I’m going to write about “dates” again! (I really didn’t plan this ahead!) Can you read the dates on the packages in the picture? I took these all today August 6, 2016. I remember when I first went to a supermarket in China, after looking at the first couple of food packages, I wondered why the items were expired, then after a few more, I decided that they must be packing dates on packages NOT expiration dates like we were used to in the USA! The dates are also written differently than we were used to: year, month, date. I still mix this up! Who knows how many times I’ve written my birth date wrong! Friends from other countries, what does the rest of the world do with dates ??? Packing vs expiration, and how to write a date?