So here I am, waiting in line outside the social security office to get Leo's SS card..... It's a good sized line well before they even open.... Will Rogers said, "be thankful we're not getting all the government we're paying for." I think he was right about that! Hahah
I swear Leo is checking out the menu, trying to decide what to order.... lol
Tingting, Leo and I had a great day walking along Huhui Binjiang in Shanghai. It's a really fun place, and great for kids. Tons of interesting spots such as a long public climbing wall with arches, retired shipping loaders that are converted into observation platforms, and much more. There's also a museum or three along … Continue reading Xuhui Binjiang, Shanghai ~ A beautiful and fun place for a family day out together
Don't ask me why, but I want these so bad! Ban Dai makes the coolest toys. I found these in Takashimaya. I did not buy them if course, as everything in Takashimaya is at least twice as expensive as it should be. Maybe I'll hunt TaoBao later.
SCIS is remarkable! In the photo below, you can see 4 iPhones and at least 4 laptops laying around. The kids leave them when they go to the gym, lunch, etc. Nobody steals them, messes with them, or anything. It really is wonderful, to work someplace so safe.
When I was growing up, if I wanted to build something in the 7th grade, my options were so limited. But the students I teach these days have laser printers, laptops, 3D printers, laser cutters, milling machines, band saws, workshops stacked with tools, and so much more! It's amazing! Here are some USB powered night … Continue reading Design is such an amazing class!
So today is New Year's eve in China, and I decided to go out and play tourist. It was drizzly with a lot of overcast and a bit chilly, but a beautiful day nonetheless. These are photos from the YuYuan Gardens in Shanghai.
A few years ago, I read this article "17 THINGS THAT CHANGE FOREVER WHEN YOU LIVE ABROAD" at masedimburgo.com. The first time I read it, I cried. I'm not afraid to admit it. Last night I was cleaning up some stuff on my laptop and I stumbled across the article again and I re-read it. It seems, … Continue reading 17 Things That Change Forever When You Life Abroad
I have no idea how to cook most of these, and if I was braver, I might try..... Shanghai has such wild diversity of foods.
Today, two different grade 6 students presented me some images they made for my Birthday. One is a soccer card, and the other is Jedi Sutton cause he said I'm just that awesome! 🙂 I love these kids, so amazing and thoughtful.