Connecting Mandarin and English,
We are Here
(August 28, 2008) (return
tarmack was wet in Nanchang but it was more of a mist than a rain. The sky
was definitely overcast. The walk was short and the luggage quick and we
could see Yiqi waving like a wild lady. She is so awesome. Kan was there
waving also. With Yiqi and Kan were Joanna (Quan Hong) our official contact
at the university, her supervisor and Kan's supervisor.
The drive in two cars was short, freeway all the
We packed our bags to the fourth floor directly above Kan, whose office
is on the first floor, and Joanna, whose office is on the second office.
We were joined by Joy for another classic Chinese meal. Awesome. We met
with Luanne and Sandy (more on them later) to discuss schedules and classes,
but it hadn't been decided what classes or where we would teach yet. They
gave us some books anyhow. Maybe at the other campus. Maybe at 8:00AM Monday
at the other campus. There didn't seem to be an American urgency to plan
Gail rested as Kan showed me the places to eat and
the hospital. I hope there's no connection. By the time we had returned
to the apartment, the allocated electricity had expired and the office to
buy more electricity was closed. So we napped until later when Tim walked
us over to the electricity office. Satisfied with food and electricity we
settled in by unpacking, connecting computers, and turning on air-conditioners
and the television. Oops, no Internet and it's too late to call anyone and
the televsion doesn't turn on. So you will not hear from us until tomorrow
As the Chinese say, or was an American; who cares!
"All's well that nearly ends well" .
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