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The Unforgiven

Nihao everyone.  My first full week in China and it has been crazy busy.  Like, it is 4pm on Sunday and I am now ready to start my weekend.  In the words of my old friend, Bon Jovi (just kidding, … Continue reading

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A Serious Violation! Sorry Sandi Smith.

You know how it is when you kind of get into a routine and the world goes by day after day without you barely even noticing? Everything is pretty much the same?  It is impossible to tell one day from … Continue reading

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Sincere Apologies to All Water Vendors!!!!

As most of you know, I have been studying Chinese now for the past years.  My best teacher is Wallace, although (if you read my earlier posts) he is not always terribly impressed with the results. I was realizing the … Continue reading

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PIZZA – Gangnam Style

OK – who here outwardly cringes every time they hear Gangnam Style?  Come on – show of hands.  I thought so.  Just about everyone.  In my case the cringe is accompanied by comments like “Seriously” or “Are you kidding me?  This … Continue reading

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Up In The Air!

I imagine just about everyone has seen that movie with George Clooney right?  So I departed Houston, bound for China, with 998,208 lifetime flight miles with United Airlines.  Woohoo – gonna be a million miler.  I had requested my free … Continue reading

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Peace Corp HERE I COME!

It has been a long time since I have posted, everything has been so crazy.  But I just had to make the time today to sit down and write about this past week of my life.  A few months ago … Continue reading

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Is there a hidden camera somewhere???

I am seriously beginning to think that there are hidden cameras around this place and that I am now a star on a Chinese game show or reality TV program about a crazy American trying to live in the Chinese style.  … Continue reading

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A Conversation with the Maids

OK – so first you need to understand the system here.  Early each morning we get up, make coffee and go straight to the computers to catch any issues before the folks in USA go home.  Sometimes this take a … Continue reading

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They seriously stole my placemats?

Nihao and greetings from Shanghai.  Fresh off the flight Monday evening – straight to the new pad.  I swapped apartments – let go of the 1 bedroom plus study in the highrise for a 2 bedroom plus study in a … Continue reading

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Let’s Call It The Bucket List

Hi everyone. Been a little while.  Had a few things to do – like become a grandmother (thanks kids). Again, if you prefer not to get these mails just let me know.  Actually, I am trying to set up my … Continue reading

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