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October 2011 Blog Posts (4)

It's getting cold in Shanghai!

It's kind of crazy how the weather has changed so much since I got here.  The first few days I was here, it was very humid and warm, probably about 80 degrees F and it felt rather gross.  I was glad, though, after a few days, it seemed to cool down a bit and not be nearly so humid outside.  Since then we have had a few humid days, but nothing as bad as those first few.  Now it's getting pretty cold outside and we had a very rainy day the other day!  Time to get out the leather jacket, boots…

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Added by Rose Connally on October 26, 2011 at 10:45pm — 3 Comments

One Month Down...

Eleven to go!

 

So far, so good!  I'm all settled in now, and learning more and more each day about living here, the language, and the culture.  After the first couple of weeks or so of being here, things do get a lot easier, although I still won't say I love everything about being here... but I can't really say that about many places I've been, anyway.

 

Now I am mainly feeling bad about how lazy I have been with learning Mandarin.  I have had about four Mandarin…

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Added by Rose Connally on October 15, 2011 at 12:18am — No Comments

Love/Hate

I'm finding that I am forming a love/hate relationship with China. At least, so far.  As I said before, it seems that every day, I meet some kind of opposition in whatever it is I want to do, whether it is getting from one place to another, finding something in a store, or, as I was trying to do today, simply retrieve cash from my bank account.

 

Word of advice to anyone coming to live in China: do not lose your ATM card.  Bad, bad idea.  Not because some stranger will…

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Added by Rose Connally on October 7, 2011 at 7:12pm — 2 Comments

It's amazing...

what a little R&R can do for one who has just recently arrived in a new country.

 

Upon arriving in China, I was instantly and intensely surrounded by a plethora of new sights, smells, sounds, situations and experiences.  The culture and the way of living here take some getting used to, and being out and about requires immediate immersion into this culture.

 

Upon arriving here, I also was convinced that I must go on sightseeing ventures whenever possible, and…

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Added by Rose Connally on October 3, 2011 at 7:30pm — No Comments

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