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.

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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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Thursday, August 21, 2008

Typhoon = No School

For those that do not know, a typhoon is basically a hurricane in the Pacific Ocean. There are different types, none of which I will describe here. Typhoon Nuri is approaching Hong Kong as I type this morning and has already killed 7 people in the Philippines.

Don't worry, we are only expected to get some high winds and rain and have been told to stay inside because debris might be flying around. As of 7:36 this morning, there has been no rain or wind. Because of what you see in the picture above, school was canceled last night for today. Check out the red blob just south of Hong Kong.

This is certainly a new one for a boy from East Tennessee and a girl from Northwest Georgia. Funny that it happened on the 2nd day of school.

For those curious, we'll be safe. They sometimes ask people to place boards over their windows in the apartments, but we are surrounded by a billion tons of concrete that they use to construct these apartments. We'll be fine. As long as we don't go walking around outside, it'll be fine.

I'll keep you posted throughout the day if we have any major changes.

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