Monthly Archives: January 2010

Last night

We are off to Phuket in the morning, but have really loved Bangkok and will be sad to leave. I think the timing is about right for this trip, however, on account of the fact that we are hitting our … Continue reading

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One Night in Bangkok

Right now I am basking in the afterglow of a great day in Bangkok which even the pessimism I feel as I am listening to Obama’s State of the Union cannot temper.  I am smitten! We are staying right on … Continue reading

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In Bangkok

We’re in Bangkok after a wonderful flight on Thai Airways. I’m already in awe of Bangkok, with a view of the river (The Chao Phraya), and the temples of Wat Arum and Wat Pho.

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Unanticipated appreciations

Naturally living in China has led me to miss certain things that are unavailable to me here, most notably my own baking. When I get home I am going to make bake daily until I can bake no more – … Continue reading

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Getting back on track

What a busy month! We had house guests for three weeks. Our friends from Milwaukee, the Anders clan, departed from Hong Kong on Monday morning. We spent an extra night enjoying the comforts of the Salisbury YMCA in Kowloon. Now … Continue reading

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What a last three weeks!…

…and what next four weeks awaits! We’ve had visitors for the last three weeks; hence our lack of blogging. While the weather in Guangzhou was relatively poor, our visitors experienced lots of Guangdong food (the dim sum buns, seafood, pan-fried … Continue reading

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Shuo Putonghua (or Hanyu)

Sometimes I wonder what impact this year in China will have on each of us. Although I know it will all unfold in the years ahead, I do often wonder what to do about the children’s Chinese language ability. How … Continue reading

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