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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Wednesday, October 15, 2008

Waiting for the Weekend

I think Jamie and I will go into Hong Kong on Saturday. We'll treat ourselves to Hard Rock Cafe and some English books. We spent a small fortune last time we went, so we'll try to be more frugal. Hong Kong has anywhere from a 10 - 50% mark up on their items simply because they can. It is like shopping and buying stuff in NYC.

Busy week for us at school this week as grade reports were due. We have to write "narratives" for each student we teach in an academic class. These narratives are about a half page long and discuss the strengths and weaknesses of the student. I think it is a good idea and wonder how it would go over in the U.S. Actually, I know how it would go over with the teachers, and it wouldn't be pretty. Most teachers in the U.S. simply have too many students. Elementary teachers could perhaps write them.

We are making preparations now for our winter break. We get 3 weeks from December 12 to January 4th off from school. Most teachers do not go back to North America because of the cost of the plane tickets. We've decided to travel somewhere. Jamie wants to go to the beach at least for a week, so we are looking at Thailand, Malaysia, and perhaps Bali, Indonesia. We'll probably spend a couple of weeks somewhere or 2 places and a week in China. Should be a great break wherever we go.

Looking forward to the last presidential debate on Wednesday night. We'll tape it and watch it on Thursday afternoon or evening.

All the news for now. Haven't heard from several people lately and the hits are down on the our blog. Had only 15 hits yesterday and only 9 or so a few days ago.

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