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So today is New Year’s eve in China, and I decided to go out and play tourist. It was drizzly with a lot of overcast and a bit chilly, but a beautiful day nonetheless. These are photos from the YuYuan Gardens in Shanghai.

Today, two different grade 6 students presented me some images they made for my Birthday. One is a soccer card, and the other is Jedi Sutton cause he said I’m just that awesome! 🙂 I love these kids, so amazing and thoughtful.

So last night, I sat down late before head and ate more than I wanted. It was a strange assortment, but good. It was, my last meal in my 3rd decade of life. Farewell 39!

Before school started, 3 former students brought me Starbucks and home made brownies! As the day progressed, the sweets kept coming. I’m so lucky to teach in a school with such loving and thoughtful kids.

Just a walk, good times and good snacks in the way.

Well, one week ago today, I went to Huashan Hospital for a 2nd opinion about a booboo I had. 8 hours later, I was in surgery. I spent two nights there and finally got home soon after. However, I have to go back everyday for a tortious cleaning…. seriously, this experience has sucked so bad!! The silver lining though this has helped remind me that sometimes, Life’s dog takes a poop on… Read More

In 8 years I only remember 4 times that it snowed in shanghai. I love it, just wish it would accumulate a bit.

Leo, Tingting and I went out to the Place, just to get out and have some fun. We ate lunch at Sounds Good, and we are happy to report that it was good! 🙂

Only 4 months old, and Leo has already set his eyes on the good stuff!!

Just a short walk through Huangjincheng Dao, also called the Golden Street. It is so beautiful today. Everyone was out taking photos.