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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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- Mark Twain
- Maya Angelou
Tuesday, September 2, 2008
Jamie and I are teaching away! Sorry I haven't posted in more than 24 hours. We were exhausted yesterday and went to bed at 8:00. I guess the weekend caught up to us. It is Wednesday morning here, and we are ready for the weekend. I think we are going back onto the ferry but taking a trip to Kowloon. Kowloon is a city right across the bay from Hong Kong. I should be able to take some great pictures of the Hong Kong skyline. We've been told to go to Kowloon for electronics and English books. I'm still looking for a camera and think I might can find one there. I might also buy a projector for my classroom/Slingbox. The connection here for the Slingbox is too choppy. Not sure why because the connection is 10 times faster than that at our apartment. I had to choppily watch my Vols lose to a team they should've beat by a million. That's the way the football bounces (get it, footballs bounce crazy ways because of their funny shape. If you don't get it, please see the picture of the football above). Illustrations are always best.
We are awaiting the arrival of packages that Kathy has sent us. They say that they have been attempted to deliver, which makes no sense considering there is someone at the front desk of the school 24 hours per day. Our principal has told us to give detailed instructions to the Chinese workers at the school and have them go find it. We've learned the Chinese post office isn't very reliable.
Well, that is about it. Classes are going well and it seems to have settled down a little bit. Gary and Kathy are officially coming to China now! They've booked their tickets are coming at the end of January for Chinese New Year. Pretty cool!
Have a great night America!