Thursday, August 30, 2012

there's so much to tell.

I've been waking up every morning between 5 and 6AM. I've been going to bed every night around 10PM. And I've been doing stuff in the hours in between.

I've unpacked, cleaned my apartment, and bought plants. I've figured out where the nearest markets are, which ones are expensive, and which ones are less so. I'm learning how to barter. I've eaten at Chinese restaurants and my chopstick skills are improving. I've met new people and made new friends. I've supply taught grade 8 English classes. I've felt homesick. I've had issues with the internet and my shower. I've filled out paperwork and asked for help. I've walked somewhere new every day. I've seen the school I'll be teaching at. I've had dinner with my bosses. I've read most of The Other Boleyn Girl. I've laughed and I've cried. I've figured out how to do laundry. I'm figuring out how to navigate traffic.

I'm constantly thinking. And feeling. And wondering. And marveling. Looking everywhere in awe.

But I don't know how to write about it. How to share it with you all. There's so much to tell.

The sights, the smells. The conversations. The small victories and defeats.

I haven't been posting nearly as often as I did before I left. And although I think about it, I try not to feel guilty. Surprisingly, I don't feel that guilty.

I'm too busy figuring out how to live here. But I want to figure out how to share it with all of you.

If you have specific questions, anything you're curious about, maybe you could ask in the comments? That would give me a place to start.


  1. pics of your apartment! pics of your school!

  2. Photos of any type, with or without commentary.

  3. Photos, if you've got that figured out.

    Markets, any special sights.

    Oh, and email or fb me your addy so I can send you that package :)


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