May 23, 2007
May 11, 2007
May 8, 2007
The school starts in September, but we need you to come a bit earlier to do some government documents like "z" visa, resident permitt, foreign expart certificate. Of course we will sign the contract when you come and pass the medical check, You will have a computer in your apartment.
about your jouney to China, you can come any day in August, we will sign the contract on 20th of August, if you come later, we will sign the contract when you arrive.
Don't be so nervous to be in China, we will get everything ready for you, we will have some students to guide you where to shop, to eat, to play. you will be hosted very well and respected by all of us.
you can move into the apartment as soon as you arrive, tell me your arrival date, time or the flight number in the ticket that you book, I would be very glad to meet you at Nanning airport.
May 3, 2007
Kealy has been spending a lot of time with 1st graders and something is starting to seem fishy...hahaha. She comes home with great stories and we are doing a case study on trying to figure out why 1st graders fall out of their chairs nearly everyday. She is a great teacher, the kids love her and draw her tons of pictures. We love laughing at dinner over her crazy experiences each day. She is even bring the kids to the state capital...
The Senate Chamber where I work. This week has been a busy one. Everything from discussin the war in Iraq to same sex relationships. Sometimes I feel emotionally drained just from absorbing all of the passionate debate. The Senators have been very civil, however, and I haven't had the chance of throwing anyone out by the ear yet. Maybe my time will come.
But what we really look forward to is our time spent with you, our friends and family. Ping pong has become a popular past-time. Charles, Brock, Jeff and I even invented a new form of ping pong with miscellaneous household items scattered on the table. We call it 'junk pong' and you have to play the bounce off of the household items. We are thinking about patentening it. Probably didn't spell that right?
Anyways, thanks for your friendship. Maybe I will find some of my friends to take a picture with me so I can show proof that people like me too. We love you all, have a great weekend.
Ryan and Kealy Thorson
We are still waiting to get a couple of the semantics clarified just to make sure, but we are planning on faxing it back to them tomorrow or early next week. Right now they have a week off celebrating Labor's Day. We get one day off in America but they realize that a vacation needs to be longer to be a vacation. They also take two hour lunch breaks; one hour to eat, and one for a nap. We are looking forward to that. It is 72 degrees and sunny in Nanning right now, which is pretty tempting with cold May weather.
Kealy has been working hard with school, teaching full-time at Myers Elementary and taking OSU classes. She is very thankful she found such a great program and we are both excited to be done with school for a little while. Now we get to be the professors. Hopefully we'll be good ones. Ma Qin, one of my fellow co-workers at the capital, has been giving me Mandarin lessons during the day and I am trying to relay them to Kealy but I am not that good of a teacher. Still, we have learned how to say hello, goodbye, thank you, my name is and other basic things that will help us survive.
Going to be an exciting weekend with the mid-high kids, maybe test my spidey-sense and join the rest of america and see spiderman 3. Keep an eye out for a new post soon...
Sincerely, Ryan and Kealy