Well it’s the best time of the year, and im not just saying that because its my birthday, its March Madness. The only bummer is that im in China and that means late nights and early mornings to watch the games. For some reason I think I will manage.
As many of you know, we are on round two of rabbits. We bought a small gray rabbits down in the local night market only to be heart broken when it died. Peta lived for a good six days. We believe that he had a disease called Rye-Neck. He had all the symptoms. The highlights of his time with us were: chasing the vacuum, eating cilantro, running in circles around the apartment, and peeing on everything. He was a blessing to our lives and we are glad that he was able to spend a little time with us.
This semester has Robin and I working all over. We figured out that we are each teaching around 33 hours a week. Now this doesn’t sound like too many hours, but when you include travel time and prep it keeps us busy. Robin works nearly every night till 8 pm in the community next to our school called huang hai. She teaches at a Korean Art/English school. She teaches some of the cutest little kids alive over there. I have been teaching at a new school that helps to send Chinese students to school in America. The four girls I teach are fun and are really enjoyable to teach. I have to travel about 30 mins there and 30 mins back so my bus time has doubled this semester. On the weekend I teach phonetics to little kids at the school I found first semester. I like teaching little kids the best. Teaching is keeping us really busy, and giving us a good chunk of $$$ for when we come home.
In the little time that we have off we have been working to plan our wedding, along with getting helping Scottie and Angie. They decided to get their groomsmen suits here, because it’s so cheap. Today is a big day because Robin ordered her dress! She designed it herself and had the Korean Art teacher sketch it. I am so proud of her for designing it and cant wait till Aug 19th. She also put in the order for bridesmaid dresses. Things are starting to come together, next step is invitations.
We got a new bunny last week! We liked having the silly little thing in our apartment, so we decided to try again. This time we invested in bunny food and did our homework a little better. Rocky or Stinky is starting to open up to Robin’s apartment. He is a small little black bunny. He helps keep her company when I leave every night to go to sleep. She also enjoys when I come up in the morning and put him in her bed to snuggle with her. He is different then Peta, but an enjoyment to have around.
Only three more months and we are home. Time is flying!
Cultural Embrace's Teach in China 2010/2011