This place made little orphan Annie’s orphanage look nice. We took a trip to play with orphans and it was quite a site. I won’t get into the details and didn’t take pictures of the worst stuff, but I like to think the girls are happy for what they have now.
China thoughts from one of my friends. She is a much better writer than me…
It’s been a long time since I’ve written. Don’t judge. Life has been hectic. I’ve got one kid in each school division this year: elementary, middle and high school. To say that life is crazy is an understatement. Add to that the fact that we live in CHINA and hopefully you’ll find it in your hearts to forgive me.
The holiday season, Christmas season, is upon us. As expats in China, our holidays are readily accepted here. Thanksgiving, Easter, Halloween, Christmas. The Chinese have way more holidays – So. Many. Holidays. They’ve got Chinese New Year (actually a week), Tomb Sweeping day, October holiday (another week), Dragon Boat Festival, Ghost Festival, Moon Festival… the list goes on and on. Add them all together and there always seems to be something to celebrate in China!
There are also some “shopping” holidays. I compare them to our “Hallmark” holidays in the US…
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Sadly my neighbor broke his leg and will be in a wheel chair for a while. This is the second attempt at a ramp for him. The first one was about a 45 degree angle and there was no way the 100 lb. wife was going to be able to get him up there. Even this angle would be tough. I felt sorry for my neighbor trying to explain that the ramp was too steep to the Chinese workers. This is an impossible conversation.