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
The consulate in Guangzhou is really nice, though like all American consulates, the outside security and check in is confusing and the staff are rude.... anyway, it was cool to see the US givernment showing some much needed support for the LGB community, especially here in China. 🙂
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
Spring is almost here. We took Leo out for a bit of fun yesterday, though he did not enjoy it as much as we did.
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.
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
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.
So last night, I sat down late before head and ate more than I wanted. It was a strange assortment, but good. It was, my last meal in my 3rd decade of life. Farewell 39!
Before school started, 3 former students brought me Starbucks and home made brownies! As the day progressed, the sweets kept coming. I'm so lucky to teach in a school with such loving and thoughtful kids.
I really will miss the quality of school lunches where I work. As a free meal every day, it can't be beat! 🙂