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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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Saturday, November 1, 2008

QSI Autumn Fair

Today, Jamie and I went to the Autumn Fair at the Main Campus at QSI. Our job was to sell the our students' Poetry Books. One student named them Poetry by Prodigies. Actually a pretty clever name. However, we only sold about 10 books and made on 190 RMB. The money is going toward the middle school social account, which is somewhat sad considering 190 RMB will barely purchase 3 pizzas from Papa John's here.

All 5 levels of the school was used for this event and games included the normal fall festival games you'd see in the states plus a Haunted House and silent auction. Tickets into the Fair was 20 RMB presold per person and 30 RMB if you purchased at the door. Someone heard that they had presold 1500 entry tickets. Once inside, you could purchase game tickets for 2 RMB for one tickets. Each game or activity cost anywhere from 1-3 RMB.

Tons of kids and parents were their either volunteering or parcipating or both. We took Jamie's camera but once we arrived we noticed that the battery was dead. Zoinks!

I'll steal some pictures from people who took some around QSI and post them on here. It might not be until Monday though.

Jamie and I are missing our time with Jamie's family in St. Simon's, Georgia for the Georgia-Florida game this year. We splurged on some cheddar cheese so we can make some nachos. We'll be up at 3:30 watching the game. I'm actually hoping UGA wins this game since UT doesn't have a dog in the race anymore. The UT game comes on at 7:00, so we'll watch it too. They are the underdog vs. South Carolina. Geez...

Hope everyone had a good Halloween. If we really wanted to get wild, we would've gone into Hong Kong last night for the festivities there. We decided against it.

As for our winter break, it is looking more and more like we'll be going to Thailand. It is not set in stone yet, but we are thinking several days in Bangkok and a week or so at the beach either in Phuket or Koh Chang. Should be a nice getaway.

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