Category Archives: insights and musings

Malia’s entrance exam

(Written by Kristin) Thank you for those of you who have responded to our petition to p-ay for Malia’s entrance exam to elementary school. That day was a normal day in China for us which means we had no idea … Continue reading

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Xi’an: a city

Here is just an update/reminder on our city which plays a significant role in future of China and beyond. http://www.xasoftwarepark.com/EN/Xian/ Fun fact: “the first million population city in the history of human civilization” Some highlights from our city…based on 2010 info: … Continue reading

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Xi’an TV Tower

So we decided to do a quick random trip last night over dinner time. whether that is smart or not, has yet to be determined. But I am absolutely amazed at how flexible my family has become. This venue has … Continue reading

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less time

Have you ever heard anyone say, at the end of their life, “I wish I had spent less time with my children” ?  I recently heard an older friend of mine already mention (in his 50′s) the regret for not spending more time with … Continue reading

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China’s national bird dance

Make sure to check out the cranes in the background as well.

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that time of year again

It is that time of year again–happens every 6 months– we spend 6 of these TO GET THREE of the FOLLOWING (boys filter) (girl filter) (parents filter) We all feel much better!! ~kevin

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Thoughts

Hi, friends! This is from Kristin. Signing on to add a few recent thoughts. We have lots of material that we could be and would love to share on here, but don’t. I haven’t written a newsletter in about three … Continue reading

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Pollution

Hello everyone. Here is something that I shot this morning to inform many of you in how pollution is actually made in the country. This is on a very practical level. At least they take the night off from working … Continue reading

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Humid South East Asia

Yes, we are in Bangkok.  For a couple of days.  You may think it would be sunny here, but at the moment it is not.  That is ok, since it is humid out to wahzoo.   We went to the hospital today … Continue reading

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They all fled…

Hah, it was interesting today at the bank.   I have found that many times it pays (pun intended) to go to the bank early. When they open.  However, today still found my self WAITING in line yet again.  Now … Continue reading

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