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Wednesday, June 04, 2014


Remember the little green alien I made a couple of weeks ago?  Well I thought I should update you on what the little guy has been up to.  You see, he is with my brother-in-law, John (Mickael’s brother), and they are on an adventure!

Just about two weeks ago, John, the alien, and two suitcases stuffed as full as they could possibly be stuffed, left for China.  John had gotten a job teaching English there for a year!  He was a good sport about taking the alien with him, and one of the first emails we got was a picture of the alien sitting in the Beijing Airport during a layover.  John is living and teaching in Wuxi, which is west and a little bit north of Shanghai.  He’s settled in and has begun teaching, has an apartment, has figured out the local grocery store and even found (of all things) a Golden Retriever in a coffee shop right downstairs from his apartment.

Anyway, the whole reason I’m babbling on about this is because John had the genius idea of blogging his experiences.  It lets him record everything in kind of a digital scrapbook and it lets all of us, back here in the States, know what he’s doing and see pictures of what he’s seeing.  It’s really fascinating and I thought you guys might enjoy it too.  John said he was happy for me to share his blog with you, so if you have a few minutes, go check it out!  Here’s a link to the Wuxi Daily Post (his blog).

On a completely unrelated note, in response to Tiny Tyrant’s comment yesterday: yes, I also work the toe increase round every other round because when I do top down socks, I work the toe decrease round every other round and I just did it that way without looking but it works.  I wonder what else I do that’s a little different from the actual footie pattern?  (Maybe I should read it again.)



OpenID meezermeowmy said...

Thanks - I've subscribed. It will be like seeing House Hunters International, then getting to know what happens after the show. :-)

9:18 AM  
OpenID meezermeowmy said...

Thanks - I've subscribed. It will be like seeing House Hunters International, then getting to know what happens after the show. :-)

9:19 AM  
Anonymous kayT said...

Thanks for the link to your BIL's blog; this is going to be fascinating.

12:32 PM  
Anonymous Rhonda said...

I will follow your BIL blog with interest.
Eighteen years ago I married my husband and moved to Japan three days later. I survived the beginning without internet, computer, cable tv, cell phone. I had a fax machine. That first year of marriage and first year in Japan was over-whelming. However, living outside your culture changes your perspective on the life you knew.
I have no regrets.
I look forward to reading his posts.

On a side note. Your blog was the first blog I ever read. From the beginning, many years ago. We share a love of spinning and knitting. I look forward to your posts.

7:36 PM  
Blogger John said...

Hey Melanie, it's John. Just wanted to thank you and your readers for following me. Thought you might find it interesting that your blog is blocked here in China, I have to go around the censors to to read it. Blogger, Wordpress and pretty much all other blogging websites are blocked by The Great Firewall.

7:45 PM  
Blogger Tiny Tyrant said...

Thanks for the comment back Melanie. Whew!

4:27 PM  

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