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Shanghai June 2014 Arrivals

Getting excited to bring in this summer in Shanghai? Come in here to get to know the other teachers from your intake and the recruiters who will be welcoming you to the team . This is for all Online, Kids & Teens, and EFEC teachers arriving in June 2014.

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Apartment Hunting

Started by Jennifer Michel-McNally. Last reply by Jennifer Michel-McNally Jun 12. 4 Replies

In just a few short weeks, you will be landing in Shanghai, getting yourself orientated and looking for an apartment! Just think – you could be living in an apartment like…Continue

Fun stuff to do

Started by Jennifer Michel-McNally. Last reply by Jennifer Michel-McNally Jun 6. 2 Replies

So let's think about some fun, we are going to think about what your day off in Shanghai might be like. Imagine: It’s your two days off. After you’ve paid your bills in the morning,…Continue

Your First Day at EF

Started by Jennifer Michel-McNally Jun 4. 0 Replies

Interested what your first day at EF would look like?  Watch this and…Continue

Let's Get the Ball Rolling...

Started by Jennifer Michel-McNally. Last reply by Daniel Tuttle May 24. 1 Reply

In just a few short weeks, you will be touching down in China and embarking on a completely new adventure in your life! We want to prepare you before you arrive. I’m sure there are a number of…Continue

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Comment by Jessica Keller on June 5, 2014 at 7:43am

How did I miss the rodeo discussion?  Jennifer, I implore you to join me at some point for a rodeo awareness discussion.  Barrel racing is a sport where a horse and rider run around 3 barrels in a distinct pattern (can't break it) as fast as they can.  They're judged on speed primarily but lose time points if they knock over barrels or lose their hats.  Clowns are nowhere near barrel racing.  They are used to distract angry bulls/steers from riders who are bucked off in the bull riding competition.  

Anyway - back to the discussion on arriving in Shanghai...

Dan - I can't believe you can play the Shamisen - well done!

Comment by Jennifer Michel-McNally on June 4, 2014 at 4:16pm

So, Is a barrel racer like a rodeo clown - they distract the bulls so the riders can move away?

Comment by Daniel Tuttle on May 26, 2014 at 9:32pm

You're right! I have attended many rodeos and my mother was a professional barrel racer, but I have never participated in one myself. It's on the bucket list, though!

Comment by Jennifer Michel-McNally on May 26, 2014 at 9:05pm

No, I have climbed the Great Wall  - a nice lie, isn't it! My cat's name is LaiLai and is very sweet. I enjoyed watching him chase a bug tonight! Hmmm. Since you've lived in Japan, I'm going to go with the Rodeo  - it just seems the most unlikely. :)

 

Comment by Daniel Tuttle on May 24, 2014 at 8:31pm

Mmm... I think Jennifer's lie is that she has a cat.  I donno why - but I totally believe that you never climbed the great wall.  I lived in Japan for 7 years and I totally never climbed Mt. Fuji... so I think that jives well.  And who doesn't like chocolate? (Answer: The only person that doesn't like chocolate is me.)

I posted mine in the forum, but I will post them here tooooo

1.  I have participated in a professional rodeo.

2. I have performed stand-up comedy in several clubs in America.

3.  I can play the Shamisen (It's like a Japanese guitar...banjo.. thing).

Comment by Jennifer Michel-McNally on May 7, 2014 at 5:12pm

I'm Jennifer and I'm the trainer for Shanghai, I'll be leading your Onboarding training the week you arrive. I've lived in China for over 6 years and in Shanghai for about 8 months. I've been with EF the entire time and loving it. 

Here are my truths and lies:

1. I love chocolate - maybe that's why I have no cavities or fillings.

2. I have never climbed the Great Wall - sad but true, seen it, took pictures of it from afar, but because of crowds we didn't go near it. A true regret - but I'll get there soon!

3. I love my cat - he's old and cranky, but is friendly and sweet.

How about your list?

 

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