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Had meeting with China Daily's Officials and Tourism Bureau of Shanxi with regards to Upcoming trips in and around Shanxi.
It was pleasure to meet various nationalities along with me on the trip. We had chance to meet the Vice President of China Daily ...
... 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 ...
... 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 ...
... t think they had seen a campervan before. As word got around more and more people came to see us and look inside our vans. One young man spoke really good English and said he wanted to be a school teacher. He showed us some of the abandoned parts of the town including some cliffs that had been hollowed out. We were also invited to look into one of the enclosed yards.
... 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 ...