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Granny Mae

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Re: Where are you and what are you doing?
« Reply #30 on: July 25, 2018, 10:46:12 PM »
Hi Li Fu! Nice to hear from you. bfbfbfbfbf After about 14 yrs in China, you probably have lots of things to tell us. Any photos of your daughter that you could show us?

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Re: Where are you and what are you doing?
« Reply #31 on: August 29, 2018, 06:40:41 AM »
Been gone for a while.

At the end of July 2017, Mrs Casey, daughter Lexi ,then 4 going on 5 and myself finally left China after seven years abroad and settled back in Kerrville, Texas.

The main reason we decided to return was because daughter was approaching school age and despite being half Chinese she wasn't eligible for Chinese public school because she was a US citizen. But even if she was eligible, Mrs. Casey would've refused sending her to a Chinese school. We also determined that international schools were beyond our means, so I told my wife that we were going to return to the US and put Lexi in school in the US.

That was when my wife countered that schools in the US were more expensive than schools in China. I told her that that may be true about private schools, but public schools were not the case. I started to laugh when, cringing as she asked me how public school was going to cost, only to look up at me in surprise at me when I said to her, " that because US public schools are taxpayer supported, it was.......FREE." So therefore, starting September last year my daughter went to pre-K and this year is in Kindergarten.

For me I re-applied and was rehired by the VA hospital, so I back working for the US government.   

Granny Mae

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Re: Where are you and what are you doing?
« Reply #32 on: August 29, 2018, 10:31:14 PM »
Nice to hear from you CaseyOrourke and to get an update on you and your family. agagagagag Glad to hear that you got a job back at the VA Hospital. Do you deal with the patients in a Nursing capacity, or do you do clerical or other work?

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Re: Where are you and what are you doing?
« Reply #33 on: September 28, 2018, 11:02:17 AM »
Still in China, enjoying the things we are to enjoy in China.
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Granny Mae

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Re: Where are you and what are you doing?
« Reply #34 on: September 28, 2018, 10:33:12 PM »
redoctoberblack, what do you do in China?

kitano

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Re: Where are you and what are you doing?
« Reply #35 on: September 03, 2019, 07:00:17 AM »
So I went back to England last year for an extended visit, had summer teaching in Vietnam again and back to China for university teaching as soon as the visa is through

Thought on Vietnam. I'm really going to miss the nature, you are never more than a 30 minute ride from a piece of amazing greenery in. Even in Hanoi
Everyone there is like, 25
It really makes you realise how advanced North Asia is. For the old timers on here you will probably get a bit of China nostalgia for the electrics done with duct tape and 'f*CK it I'll just build my own car' mentality
Maybe that's still in China, I was in Shanghai and Suzhou and there wasn't much 20th century stuff left

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Re: Where are you and what are you doing?
« Reply #36 on: September 03, 2019, 07:58:02 AM »
Kitano, you're still alive!  I thought you'd died of boredom listening to Brexit News back in the UK. ahahahahah

Which Chinese Uni are you coming to?
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Re: Where are you and what are you doing?
« Reply #37 on: September 03, 2019, 09:06:15 AM »
Kitano, you're still alive!  I thought you'd died of boredom listening to Brexit News back in the UK. ahahahahah

Which Chinese Uni are you coming to?

I'm surviving.
As for Brexit it's probably the same as Trump for you guys, I just tuned out eventually. I'm nearly 40 and the news has been predicting the end of the world my whole life lol

The uni is in Taizhou, Zhejiang. It looks like one of those educational colleges but you never know until you arrive what it's like. I have worked at one good college but my second favourite job was super low ranked.