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Walking one's path into New Year 2010

... anxiously waiting to leave old school grounds...

overcast 9 °C

I had said my good-byes to my 2nd graders, and I was so surprised that certain students had expressed my leaving with their tears and hugs. I shall miss them too. During the last semester, every day when I waited patiently for my students to return from their exercise sessions, I was usually welcomed with their hugs of me being there. Each embrace was a genuine gesture of affection and I, with the same sincerity, expressed the same in return. I will truly miss them so very much.

Presently, I'm still on Guagya Campus with plans leaving the grounds at the end of January, and remain in Chengdu till my departure, or find a hostel in Dalian to stay before arriving at my new school by 24 Feb, I want to enjoy Festival as possible.

Granted, I'm slightly stressed for I had my request for bus transport into Chengdu and stay the night before flight since middle of November, and when I wanted to confirm my transportation 31 December, the scheduler was throwing a verbal fit. Again this week, I'm requesting for my transportation which Headmaster stated that I should have no problem in obtaining, but getting headache from the administrative portion.

Officially and technically, I've been free from school since last week, now I'm saving money and finishing whatever provisions remaining in tis apartment. Gee, four weeks remaining before I can really enjoy my full freedom from tis school grounds. Got to continue thinking positive and know that faith is on my side.

Before closing, my GF had sent me the following passage below in which I'll keep reminding myself everyday the best is yet to arrive.

The road to success is not straight. There is a curve called Failure, a loop called Confusion, speed bumps called Friends, red lights called Enemies, caution lights called Family. You will have flats called Jobs. But, if you have a spare called Determination, an engine called Perseverance, insurance called Faith, a driver called Jesus, you will make it to a place called Success.

Posted by mskaye 21:50 Archived in China Tagged living_abroad

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So glad to hear from you! really great to hear your voice. just finished reading this one. Keep positive. Hope your new years was great. Thoughts are with you. you are 13 hours ahead so I will have to call at the right time. Take care!

by Kirk

Happy New Year.

I hope things are going well for you. I am just getting back into the
groove of things. Only had to work three days each for the past two
weeks. It is a bit nippy here. I like the cooler weather but now I am
starting to run out of winter clothes to wear.

I have been riding my motorcycle on the weekends. Jeff and I go out
together. He has one now as well. We both enjoy it. Getting better
with my turns. We go riding in the mornings. We even rode all the way
to Mom's house and back. It wasn't that cold then but I was cold just
the same. Forgot to do the layering thing.

Well, I need to get back to work. Have lots to catch up on. Take care.

by Your Sis

Still glad to hear that all is well. Hope you had a happy American new Year, but soon you’ll have the Chinese New year to celebrate. Stay well.

by Linda

I didn't realize you didn't have to report until the end of Feb. Too bad you have to stay where you are for now. I liked your friend's poem. How true! And this too will pass and before you know it you will be on your way. Good luck to you. Happy New Year!

by Fran

I did like that passage.
Oh yeah...Keep positive and remembering the nice moments, like those with your 2nd grades kids. I'll be thinking about you and sending my best thoughts and energy, I admire you so much!!!
A big HUG

by Leonor

You're loaded with life and cultural "goodies." You have a "Rich"
life...and you are amazing - again.
Happy New Year!

by Fiore

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