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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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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, September 15, 2008

Moon Festival

Just another day at the grind. After school today, Jamie and I immediately went to go work out. While Jamie was running, I braved playing ping pong with a Chinese national. We didn't really keep score, but I held my own against him. He asked how long I'd been playing ping pong. I said a long time, but only about 2 times per year. I told him that gyms in US don't have ping pong table. He's actually lived in San Jose, CA for a little while but was from Beijing.

After working out, we went to our favorite Chinese restaurant, Red Lantern. It has become a Monday tradition and we always get broccoli, rice, and paprika chicken with vegetables. It is quite good. Jamie had a migraine so left early from the restaurant. She still has it, so be thinking of her.

This weekend was the Chinese Mid-Autumn Festival or Moon Festival. I would tell you all about it, but you can read up on it at the link above. Shekou did celebrate and they strung out sky red lanterns along Sea World. We went to bed early last night, but I think there were fireworks. We were tired from staying up watching college football all weekend.

About it, we are still booked to go to Cambodia. I'll book some sort of accommodations this week sometime. Will tell you more when I know more...

1 comment:

kellyspetgrooming said...

Hi! I finally followed just using the blog I started (but didnt finish) for my mom's business. I figure it's appropriate considering I've bathed Scarlett, or your sister-in-law as my mom would say, about 100 times. :) Keep blogging!

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