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, November 19, 2008

Happy Birthday Jamie!

Today is Jamie's birthday. I won't divulge how old she is, but she was born in 1981. She actually received a gift from a couple of girls she teaches. They are very sweet. I didn't receive anything for my birthday despite my constant prodding and hints that all I wanted was a block of some cheddar cheese. Maybe we'll receive "winter break/Christmas" presents of cheddar cheese.

Using our birthday money from each other, parents, and grandparents, we are going to Macau island this weekend. We are staying at Pousada de Coloane for 2 nights and going to see Zaia Cirque de Soleil performance at the Venetian Hotel and Casino. We have been excited about this trip for some time now. We've heard from colleagues that is it amazing.

We are both ready for winter break and our trip to Thailand. We will miss family and friends during the holidays but we are trying to keep ourselves busy in Thailand. I know it sounds great and all, but both of us have never been away from home for the holidays. I was once gone for Easter in college because I went to Chicago to watch Michael Jordan play. My mom gave me a guilt trip for years about it. But really? How many other people can say they saw Jordan play in the United Center. One of the highlights of my life actually. Not sure if it is that special or I am that sad. I have other highlights that have topped it, so I guess I'm not that sad.

I'm babbling, but be sure to check out the links above and check out the places we'll be staying and seeing in Macau. We are excited and it should be a good trip.

Everyone email Jamie and tell her Happy Birthday. She is on Facebook now and checks it.


Noah said...

happy 27th birthday! late 20's! rock and roll. Hope ya'll are having fun over there, take care, and have fun in macau said...

Jordan at the United from the Stadium Club Box seats.

Great Trip, Good Time, Good Memories, NO BROADS!!!

Eric Brown said...

I still have a picture of us from our half court seats with the court in the background. Great trip. Remember Juanita's macaroni and cheese?

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