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... to meet our driver and guide by 6 to start
the 3 hour drive to Tianjin. We drove straight to the orphanage and
arrived just after 9AM where Jaden was staying and met with one of the
directors at the orphanage to start the process. A few papers signed and
the all important Notice of Travel was handed over and then we waited
what seemed like hours as they went to go get Jaden. His caregiver
brought him in and we got to hold our son for the ...
... back that way again about 10 minutes later, having eaten, I stopped and asked the guy "多少钱 / DuōShǎoQián" ('door sh'ou che-an?') - "How much?". “五百 / WǔBǎi” (‘Woo buy’) he replied, Y500, about $NZ100 each.
Nope, not for ...
Just another day at work, right?
I arrived and the Ayi (cleaning lady) let me into work. (I like to get there about an hour before the centre opens so I can get my classes prepared without interruptions.
As I wandered over to clock in, I noticed it was pretty dark inside, there were no lights on … Huh?
I tried to clock in. The machine that usually thanks me in Chinese after I clock ...
... the first 9 holes and had a couple of bar-b-que (BBQ) spikes (nice), a drink of tea or juice (free) and a beer. I suspect we had a beer only because G asked me if I wanted one and, thinking he did, I said OK. Ah well.
After a few more holes G asked if I wanted some watermelon at next stop. There was a little café manned by two staff where G & I ate some watermelon until there were two left. (I had asked, in Chinese, if the watermelon ...
... now. I am so looking forward to the vacation. My plan for Bangkok are the nightlife things I missed out on last year as I was alone. So that includes Muay tai fights, night markets and other unmentionable sports that involve pingpong balls, but no net or table. Oh. Literally got told three times to turn my phone off... Stupid airplane rules. Tell me how the iPad on is different than the iPhone on in airplane mode? Once ...
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