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Maintaining Optimistic into 2010

School Christmas Revue & Saying Farewell to 2009

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As I write this passage, date stamped China time 20 December, Sunday Evening, which is exactly 5 more days before Christmas Day, then another six more days before the New Year.

This year certainly has been a challenge, but as I mentioned to a colleague, one can either appreciate the hardship as a positive way of improving one's approach toward teaching or be completely ignorant. Naturally, I chosen the latter in which I've become enlightened and already proceeded in developing new ideas for my new school location.

First video I share with my viewers and family & friends is a School Christmas Revue produced (literally) by Andrew Delo and performed by his IB Students. There were more performances, but as assigned usher, my standing location prohibited me from taking better video or photos of the dances - 11 in total. I was lucky to capture whatever artistically possible.

I do commend Andrew for his 'frustrating patience' and choreographing Chinese students to dance a musical was a feat in its own right. Hat's off!

Second video is my expression of how I taken resilience to my advantage, and I'm continuing to move forward ... straight into 2010. I'm sharing my experiences of my first year in China and to say, "Believe in your dreams, for only you can make that change into a reality." Sometimes a leap a faith into the unknown is the only way to know what is meant for you. Trust me, I've been doing just that for a long time, my journey is still ongoing... I haven't stopped yet.

Posted by mskaye 02:03 Archived in China Tagged photography

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Back at ya! Have a wonderful holiday season.

by Fran Avenoso

Have a wonderful Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year~~~
Love and many Blessings

by Ginny

Merry Christmas!!!!!!!

by Lisa

As I said, it's a fabulous video. And thank you for the kind comments. :)

let me know if any of your friends that view your webpage make any remarks on it!

I leave tomorrow morning, but I will be back for New Year's. See you after Christmas, and Happy Holidays!
xoxoxoxo

by Andrew Delo

Best of wishes for a joyous Christmas and Adventure filled New Year.
I don't know if the Chinese do New Year like the Japanese, but I recall a huge celebration that went on all night.
Happy celebrations!

by Seva

Many thnaks for the good wishes For me it is time to have some fun relax and recharge my baterries get ready for the new year

XOXOXOXo

by JL Calle

I really enjoyed your videos. Thanks so much. May you have a blessed Christmas and a very Happy, Healthy New Year! Best of luck in your new location.

by Fran

The same for you.
Take care

by Leonor

Wishing you:
A Merry Christmas
&
A
Happy New Year

by Fiore

Hey Sweetie, Really good stuff you are getting out to us. I love and appreciate you. I HOPE YOU HAVE A WONDERFUL HOLIDAY SEASON.

by Glenda

GREAT VIDEOS AND PICS. HAVE A WONDERFUL HOLIDAY.
LOVE YA!

by Glenda

Hope all is well with you and Happy Holidays to you too !!

by William "Billy" Brown

OH, you do still exist!!! How are you, Billy, I know you haven't heard from me in a LONG time, my apologizes, but teaching does take majority of one's time.

by mskaye

Happy to know you are OK. Every day is a blessing.

Merry Christmas and a very wonderful and Happy New Year for 2010 and more.

Keep up the good work.

Love!!

mom and dad

by Your Dad

Thanks for your help! Merry Christmas! Wish you have a good holiday!

by Silvia

Have a very merry christmas to you too! Keep the updates coming.

by Arthur

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