Archive | October 2012

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The BC Offshore Principal’s Conference

This weekend I left beautiful Shanghai to attend a conference in Suzhou.  Suzhou is a beautiful large city about an hour and a half from Shanghai.  I had been there three years ago on my first visit to China. This required me to spend a couple of nights in a hotel, which conveniently happens to […]

The Good, the Bad and the Scary – Just in time for Halloween

Surgery is no fun and recovery is tough.  Kim has been home only four days and both of us miss our fabulous exciting “Pre-surgery life”. This was a fast paced, hectic ride of wandering the city and exploring new areas, eating out 3-4 times a week and getting a ton of exercise.  We seem to […]

I guess it wasn’t the stomach flu after all!

Hi everyone! I am finally back at home in our apartment! It feels so good to be able to relax and not have a nurse come into your room every hour to make sure everything is working fine. While I was given very good care, I was there for 6 days, and I can say […]

Kim gets appendicitis!!

A tough weekend in Shanghai.  Sometimes it just doesn’t pay to get too cocky!  After a bumpy start to our adventure in Shanghai Kim and I have really settled in and started to enjoy our new life in here.  Sure there have been some adjustments.  There is no stick deodorant to be found anywhere here. […]

The Exciting Thrill of the Week!

Oct 4th – 7th So what is the thrill of the week? After all we are on holidays in China and Kim and I have had a great one week holiday right here in Shanghai.  Could it have been some of the delicious food we have been eating?  We have certainly become a lot more […]

Autumn Festival = A week’s holiday!

Hi all! Well, after only one month of school, we got a week off for the Mid-Autumn Festival. We had planned to take a few days and go to Beijing, but as you can see from the picture we posted(from a newsfeed), we made the right choice to stick around and enjoy Shanghai. We had […]

The Great Stall of China

The Great Stall of China

Yes, Kim and I decided NOT to visit Beijing during the Autumn Festival after being told it would be very, very crowded. This photo was taken at the beginning of the holiday. Note how far back the line goes. Also note how little room there is on the wall. We had a great vacation here in Shanghai. I’d say it was a great call.