The pains of transitions

Transitions are never easy.  Paperwork and red tape in China is never-ending.  Life as an ex-pat is never dull.  I was taught to not use “never” and “always,” but these are common truths. The list of things I have to do and the hoops I have to jump through seems endless.  The thing is, it…

On the fence

What a week of ups and downs, yes’s and no’s, and just back and forth on the fence.  A week ago, I went to sign the contract.  And I did sign the contract.  I took the girls with me so they could see the school. But as I was talking to HR, they gave me…

As the World Turns…

Volume three of the interview saga… I had the meeting with the owner, and he was uncharacteristically (for Chinese) direct and, I felt, discriminatory.  “How are you going to have energy after work to deal with your children?”  He asked.  I asked him if he had no teachers who were parents.  He said yes, but…