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While we were waiting with them for the car, one of the students asked why I didn't have any babies. I said I have no interest in that and besides, I'm too old to have them now anyway.
Howard to the rescue! He just HAD to pipe in and say "NO! YOU ARE NOT! YOU COULD HAVE AS MANY BABIES AS YOU WANT!"
Well... that wasn't my point, and I'm not interested in that anyway, so... what the *#&(*$# are you talking about you ...
On Friday night I caught the overnight train to Taiyuan. The city bus stops running at 9 p.m., so I went downtown at 9:30 and bought a bean salad and some beer at the night market nearby. I tried to just enjoy the scene and immerse myself in the sights, sounds and smells, but it wasn't happening.
I got my audiobook out and spaced out until it was time to go. Birdsong was on there, depressing stuff.
The waiting room was oddly warm and I ...
... ourselves somewhere to park for the night.
It was an old mud and brick village called Dayu. There were still some houses occupied but a lot were empty and in ruins. We found out later that as the elders died and the young people moved away, the town was slowly dying. No different to little places elsewhere, I suppose.
We were quite a novelty, ...
... I needed it most, I leaned on Ben for support, and I actually fell in love with teaching. The one thing I didn't think I would ever, really be passionate about... boy was I wrong.
It's funny really, how time and patience go hand in hand. The realization that giving up on a situation might really mean you're giving up on yourself. You're not giving yourself the chance to see if you can make it out the other side. Giving up ...
This week we have experienced nothing but growing pains.
Feeling the full intensity of working for another company we have yet again found ourselves struggling with the way things work. It has been a very difficult time for us this week, and yet we have managed to come out on top! More bricks thrown us, more money unjustifiably taken from us, and more miscommunication and frustration. But I have come to learn that somethings ...