Connecting Mandarin and English,
Plans are Evolving - We're Headed to China
for joining us on this journey and "big adventure."
It is our intent to use this space to share this adventure with each of
you, with information, stories and photos. We hope this will first be entertaining
and enjoyable, possibly informative and hopefully not painful.
During the months leading up to our departure
we will make infrequent entries in this space. While in China we will attempt
to make daily entries depending our time and the availability and functionality
of the Internet. Starting in late August if you check once a week you may
get the gist of the "goings-on".
A note about the earthquake in China:
There are about two hundred Chinese
at Western Oregon University. Denvy works directly with about twenty
but through friendships we know several
more. They are more than students and we more than instructors.
They are friends, dear friends in some cases, and many call us Baba
None that we know personally have
any connections with families in the earthquake area but we've heard
that a several
at the university do have families in that area and have
not heard details from them.
The Chinese Club
on campus has raised a great deal of money to send to the Red Cross
to help the children in the stricken areas.
We will be about 600 miles from the
earthquake epicenter and expect to see no damage where
we will be living. It is in the back of our minds to visit
the earthquake area if possible.
Enjoy the journey! You may email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
and we will not feel so far away.
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