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Louise Maine
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I have been in school now over one week. Kids arrived today but only for orientation. I met with the homeroom, made sure they understand the way block classes work, and set the combinations for their lockers. Classes are tomorrow. Normally classes are 85…
School life
School life
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I finished orientation week and prepared to start a full week at school (without students yet). Throughout the week, we took care of the necessities, ate fabulous meals, spent time making friends with other new teachers, and gradually feeling like we…
After one week…
After one week…
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Science Park is a bus ride (provided by the school) from the apartment. It is in the Guangzhou Science City and looks different than many of the other areas of Guangzhou. All the classrooms are air conditioned but the rest of the buildings are open to the…
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All I can say is this school is the best. They take us to interesting places, the admin and HR are always around with us and helping us with whatever we need, and they feed us once or twice a day. There is so much food I know I have gained a few pounds.…
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Vietnamese
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Here is the video from the first morning in my apartment: I could not get it to load into the blog directly and my days have been pretty busy just getting my life up and running and learning how to work the controls on every appliance in the apartment (as…
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The adventure… I was able to print only my boarding pass to JFK. Printing the one for China had to be completed at the ticket counter after I landed at JFK. Here is one thing I learned: you have to “exit” the airport to come back in on the international…
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All my bags are packed I’m ready to go…  John Denver Here are the bags: Tomorrow afternoon I fly to JFK and then after midnight to Guangzhou, China. The second leg will be a 16 hour non-stop flight. I am sure I covered all the bases with clothes and shoes…
All my bags are packed…
All my bags are packed…
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“I think the purpose of life is to be useful, to be responsible, to be compassionate. To stand for something, and to have made some difference that you lived at all.” —Leo Rosten Note: This post has been sitting in drafts for the past month. Busy…busy……
Retirement?
Retirement?
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I have been reading a lot over the last few years about simple living and minimalism. There are many articles out there with some brilliant voices to make you think. Basically, these are the points that have stuck with me: Our actions follow our heart.…
Goals
Goals
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Note: my intention was to blog this process along the way, but this all happened very quickly… The dream… I had often thought about living internationally. Actually have thought about it for a very long time, even as a child. It could be the books that I…
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