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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 ...
... world, where a super rich merchant lived and conducted his business with his family and hundreds of servants.
The film Raise the Red Lantern was shot there, so the whole thing felt oddly familiar and depressing, like the movie. I hadn't seen the movie in a long time, so it was all a very vague sort of familiarity. Strange.
After wandering around in the 150 rooms open to the public, I headed back to town. I bought a creamy melon ...
... 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, ...
... chance to be a stronger, wiser, kinder more dedicated person.
And I can happily say I have grown into all of those and more! Not only as an individual but as a spouse, I have learned and will continue to learn the true meaning of fortitude.
Thank-you Readers for following us along this journey! The learning and growing never stops with us! Now get ready for some crazy adventure blogs!
First stop: HK!
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 ...