A lot of questions, some answers…

Ok, so, I have lived here well over a year and there are several things I have yet to figure out. Some seem a bit inappropriate to ask people, but then remain unanswered questions for me, and some I have finally figured out the answers to. Let me share… For example, there are aisles of…

A typical day or so…

A typical day in my life starts by not needing an alarm to wake up. I don’t work until 1, so if I’m up any time before 10, it’s all good. I am usually up around 7, and I have quiet time by myself, a little yoga, a little reading, a little catching up on…

Taking time off and ironies…

Now, I need to make a reminder that I live in Shanghai. I don’t live in some rural area, so my observations are kind of limited. It would be like saying New Yorkers represent all of America. I can’t tell you how many of my students are in between jobs. It’s not like America though….

Not the way to spend a day off.

Our first trip to a hospital. Rumi has a problem with her foot. I don’t know what the problem is, but she can’t put it flat on the ground. One foot is flat, the other is on her toes. It could be a hip problem or one leg is a bit longer than the other….

“You look Canadian.”

Yes, one of my students said that to me. I still don’t know exactly what he meant. When I asked him, he said it had something to do with my hair. I’ve had students say all caucasians look alike. It’s just so hard to tell us apart. To be fair, Chinese people look a lot…

Psycho Hell Part 1

  Where to begin?!  It’s been so many months that catching up it is not possible!  Let me start with this month and go backwards if I have to.  Well, I will have to, because the past few months were total hell, and before that was the long, hard winter, and now, I am basking…

Trip to Hell part 2 and ascension…

Trip through hell, part two. So, then in April, my contract is up. My supervisor tells me they are opening a new center in another district called Songjaing. Why don’t I take my girls out there, look around, and see if I want to work there. It will be cheaper and better for the girls….