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... of Shanxi Tourism Bureau, and Head of China Daily Shanxi Bureau.
Totally 25 members were participated on this event from various nationality. The meeting went very well with everyone's self introduction. We had this meeting for 45 mins and moved on for dinner.
... stared right into his cold dead eyes, uncomprehending his brain processes.
"No, actually I have two of my own houses in Ottawa, but there are always tenants living in them."
He immediately backpedalled and changed his mind about my obvious reliant tendencies. I told him my age, and he didn't believe it. Wow. After thoroughly insulting me, Howard went to work.
Amy and I spent a relaxing morning with the doggie and we talked about ...
... a lady, not a man.
He replied thusly: "You mean my wife? She's no lady!"
Ummm.... Ok then....
He was a friendly New Zealander who had quite a mean streak when talking to and about Amy's cute teddy bear dog. I was more than a little horrified at the language he would throw around, actually.
I was also taken aback by the way he was constantly referring to his wife in a sexual way, and telling me how her beautiful ...
... 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, ...
... It makes me think, if I would of acted purely on emotion, we probably would have been back home right now!!!
Looking back I have never been more proud of myself for seeing something through. Those cheesy inspirational quotes are right: "If 'Plan A' doesn't work, there are 25 more letters in the alphabet. Stay cool!"
12 weeks and 5 days later, I am filled with joy knowing I stuck to it. I asked for help and ...