From Jamie's Philippines Pics

We have also had the opportunity to travel to some amazing places in China, Cambodia, Thailand, Vietnam, the Philippines, and Bali. We have archived all of our travels and living experiences abroad; and if you wish, you can read about our adventures by finding the archives on the right of this page and by checking our Photo Album.

We appreciate all of our family and friends who have stayed in touch and emailed us with encouraging words throughout the year. We hope you will continue to keep us in your thoughts as we continue our adventure of living abroad teaching at an international school. For those who have stumbled upon our site, check out the "About Eric and Jamie" section on the right for more information.

Thanks for checking us out!

Travel is fatal to prejudice, bigotry, and narrow-mindedness."
- Mark Twain

"Perhaps travel cannot prevent bigotry, but by demonstrating that all peoples cry, laugh, eat, worry, and die, it can introduce the idea that if we try and understand each other, we may even become friends."
- Maya Angelou






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Monday, August 18, 2008

Slingbox Again

I can almost safely say that Slingbox is the coolest invention since sliced bread. No problems with it so far.

Our schedules were completely changed again today. Jamie now has cultural studies instead of earth science. We are not both teaching a Model United Nations class. I also have a cultural studies. We both are collaborating teachers for a math teacher and have some Intensive English resource classes as well as some Study Hall classes. Crazy schedule and it will take me months to remember it. Our classrooms are not too bad. They will not be decorated because we have nothing to decorate with. That's ok, because my room has never really been all that cutesy anyway.

We had committee meetings today. Jamie is on the International Baccalaureate (IB) committee and I am on the Technology committee. More on those to come later. We both have our visa interviews with the Chinese government tomorrow. I'm interested to see the type of questions they ask. We've been told it can be quite an experience. Nothing really to worry about other than deportation. I think they give us a rubber raft to float across the Pacific on. I'll tell you all tomorrow how that went. The form we had to fill out for it was 4 pages long.

Jamie and I found a new dish at the Red Lantern (a great Chinese food place). It was chicken (boneless thank goodness) with stir fry vegetables and paprika. We had it with rice (of course) and another dish that is basically fried green beans and some other stuff in there I don't know. It is all great food, very filling, and all for about $8.00.

About all of the news. I'll write quite a bit tomorrow as I tell you more about our planning, schedules, classroom, and particularly the visa interview.

Have a great day America!

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