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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Saturday, December 6, 2008

Winter Break Party and Victoria Park

Friday night, QSI Shekou celebrated the winter break (Christmas) by going to the Bierhouse near SeaWorld for a catered dinner buffet. The food was great (German) and everyone seemed to have a great time. I think a group went to kareoke afterwards, but Jamie and I decided to call it a night. I won a raffle prize of a chalk board. It reminds me of those you'd put on your dorm room door so people could leave messages. It has a little holder on the front for the chalk and along with 20 or so pieces of chalk. I'm just glad I was a winner (first time for everything).

Jamie and I went in to Hong Kong today to basically just walk around and see some things we haven't seen before. We went to another part of town we hadn't been to and see if we could find a better mall with a better bookstore. We found one we liked and purchased some books there for our trip to Thailand next week. We then went to Victoria Park which is like a smaller version of Central Park in New York. Nice little park for the city though complete with tennis courts, lawn bowling, basketball, etc. We ate at a wanna be "Mexican" restaurant for dinner. Makes us miss the wanna be Mexican restaurants at home. All in all, a successful day as we bought over 10 books to take with us on our trip.

The message board has been vitually ignored by everyone going on its 4th day. Let me explain the purpose again. I've set up some topics for discussion or you can create your own. All you have to do is sign up with an email address and you can then post your thoughts on the message board under your name or alias. The more you post, the higher your social status becomes. You will start as an "untouchable" and eventually work your way up to being Zeus. We thought it was clever. You'll see the more you post. Anyway, hop in there and let the world know your thoughts on just about any topic.

I've added a couple more photo albums at the bottom. I'll need to start deleting some of them because they are just getting too long. You can always go to our Google Web Album to see all of our photos. I'll clear the ones at the bottom out so we can put our Thailand photos there next week. We have a Christmas 2009 album and one of just Victoria Park. Enjoy!

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