So we made a trip to the nearest major town, that of Changde. Its about an hour and a half to two hours away from us, just depends on traffic. The actual capital of the province we are in is Changsha, which is about four hours away. We’ve been told there is a Papa Johns Read More
Today’s post is going to be pictures from Amanda’s camera. Just stuff that hasn’t made it onto the blog yet. To start off with, we were asked to participate in a race with the other teachers at the school. Here we are standing around wondering what’s going on and how this race will be done. Read More
I got the pow pow.
By that I mean balloons. My family was kind enough to send a care package. Within the package were animal balloons. Blow them up and then twist them into animal shapes. This has proven to be a huge hit with the students. The students call them “Pow Pow”, as in “Give me a pow pow.” Read More
So the real reason for my pay increase.
I finally figured it out, but wandering around town I noticed something which caused everything to fall into place and click in my head. My friends and co-workers at CVS should get a kick out of this. So on my resume it says I’m a Certified Pharmacy Techinican. It shows I went to school for Read More
Adventures in Haircutting
So I’d stalled as long as I could, but finally decided that I needed a haircut. We went walking into town to try and scope a few places out and ended up deciding on one that looked a little fancy. I attempted to explain that all I wanted was a simple haircut by making scissor Read More
Haven't posted in while…
…because we haven’t been doing all that much. We’ve settled in and really started to hit up a routine. Get up, get dressed, go teach, go out to get lunch, get back, teach more, dinner trip into town, get back and watch tv we’ve downloaded. The other problem is there really isn’t much to see Read More
Our first big purchase.
A.K.A. I help send my Mother to an early grave. So we got our first payment, and debated on our first major purchase. We figure if we stay in Li Xian for two years, the cost of bus fare and taxi rides back home would end up being very costly in the long term. So Read More
Wednesday was Mid-Autumn Festival. I’d hoped to get some pictures of what goes on in town for the Festival, but the weather played against us for that. In the space of 24 hours we went from a heat index of 105 to a wind chill of 56. High winds rolled in ahead of the cold Read More
Things to take with you to China
So if you decide you’re going to go to China for any good length of stay, here is a list of what to pack and bring with you. 1) Clothes. I know this goes without saying, but if you are going to China because you will working there, bring atleast a weeks worth of clothing Read More
Oh look, a blog post
So for the last week we’ve been having our apartment remodeled, which meant living in the not so nice apartment for a while. While work was going on, our internet was turned off, and it took a few days after being finished for the service to be restored. But we’re back now, and just about Read More