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Out for a walk with Tingting and Leo, we came across this lady holding what appeared to be a wild bird! It just sat there, looked around, and even jumped onto another person! Haha

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

Just a great photo of Leo. Tingting and our ayi took him for a walk the other day. He is amazing.

Today, on a quick run to Forest Cafe for a couple of milk teas, I ran into this cute fellow. Almost exactly 1 year ago, our paths crossed for the first time. I’m starting to think we are in some way connected! LOL

Tingting arranged to take Leo to a baby spa last weekend. The whole experience was interesting with mixed results for the kid. He was scared, happy, angry, laughing, and often confused. He got to swim (float) in a baby pool thing with a floaty that really concerned me. Later, I spoke to a few “experts” who said, that if properly monitored, it should be totally safe. Indeed, it did not hurt or… Read More

At roughly 9:40 AM, the US Consulate office in Shanghai, China, on the 8th floor of in West Gate Mall, proclaimed Leo to be a bonafide citizen of the United States of America. He handed us a USA flag sticker and said “Welcome to the team!” 🙂 While the declaration was made, it will be another week or three before his papers are ready for pick up. Nonetheless, it’s official, he’s an American!!!

The average person has no idea how difficult quality teaching can be. Writing curriculum, developing lessons, making your own teaching / learning resources, presenting the content to 120 students, managing the classroom, assessing over 600 pages of portfolio content every 6 weeks, providing written and meaningful feedback, etc. etc., is truly hard work. However, with all that said, I think God I am blessed and fortunate to work in a warm, dry… Read More

Coming from Oklahoma, land of farmers and beef herders, I’m always a bit impressed and weirded out but the local selection of clams, crabs, turtle and . . . whatever some of this stuff is.

Takashimaya has a really awesome PacMan exhibit this week, I so wish I had this at home!! This version of Air Hockey is so awesome. Check out those scores, 83 to 52 when I stopped recording. Who wouldn’t want a 8 foot tall LED PacMac arcade?

The 3rd is my father in-law’s birthday, so today Tingting and I took him out for lunch and then had cake at home. We ate lunch at this yummy place on the 7th floor of the Japanese Takashimaya building.