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Finally the car came and I was not about to get in with him, no matter how short the ride was.
As I was walking away with the students (who both happened to be male) Howard implied that I wanted a "boy for each arm", and that that was the reason why I didn't want to ride in the car with them. Actually, I couldn't stand to be near him anymore.
In the museum Young, one of the students, and I went through the museum and avoided ...
... 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 ...
... of your control. It isn't the situation, but your attitude about the situation that makes all the difference! This is what our journey has taught us time and time again. I found myself asking why? Then, as I began to understand, my question turned to Why not? We, as individuals and as a couple needed to be consistently challenged in this way. Habitually, it is very easy for us to fall back into a negative spiral, but as of late ...