Wed 26 Nov 2008
Hey there…..I post occasionally cuz I am not the kind of guy that wants to tell folks when I floss my teeth and when I am going to bed. So….In about 2 days it will be a year since I departed the Old Country for Orient. A decision I have not for one moment regretted. In fact, many days I wonder why it took me so long to get here. Wait a minute…a year…that’s ridiculous!
Some memorable moments…..
My first two nights of total jet lag here…watching NBA games on national TV at 3am with the kids bouncing around
My first tutor lesson and the trip home….you can read the post.
Christmas with 70 degree weather.
Climbing up to the world’s lowest glacier
Eating Yak meat and loving it.
Almost crying in the fetal position when trying to learn the language
Father son trip of a lifetime
Making some good friends at school
Dona Donuts, Salavdor’s, Silver Spoon, Samona
Grandma coming to town
My jam with Marko in front of 100 or so people
1st trip to the hospital
The Office seasons 1-4 consumed in a couple of weeks and the warm tears that flowed as a result
Family scooter rides (5 people on one bike)=got us in the newspaper
Bus and taxi rides
I have only seen 3 other foreigners outside my complex since arriving.
In on my several visits to Wal-Mart (yes our city will have 4 next year) I’ve never seen another white face
Wal-Mart’s are taking over this city
Traffic gets worse every day
I like it here, we like it here
Weather is awesome
I miss driving (with a Tim Horton’s and good music)
Detroit traffic isn’t so bad all things considered
My kids blonde hair is strange here
We made a good decision to come
I miss hanging out with friends that speak English
I don’t miss much…that surprises me the most
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