Category Archives: Eastern Europe

“Stop Pushing Me!”

“Stop pushing me!” Joani yelled in anger with frowns on her forehead. “It is very simple! Just move your feet to the left. How difficult can it be!”

“Joani, I am trying my best to speak to you calmly,” Nathan replied trying to control his frustration. “I have no room on my left. I am just sitting straight against the back of the seat. I am not pushing you.”

“Your shoulders are bumping into me,” Joani snapped back at Nathan whose arms have widen considerably after he started doing push ups twice a day since two months ago. Continue reading “Stop Pushing Me!”

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Traveling 3X Generations in Eastern Europe

“Where is grandma?” I asked the children after we hiked down from the steep slope of the Oracle of Delphi in Greece.

“You know the answer, dad,” Olivia replied with a grin. “If you don’t see her, you can always find her at the toilet!”

For the past one month of traveling with my 73-year-old mother or the children’s grandma in Eastern Europe, “toilet” became the topic sentence of our travel adventure. It seemed as if everything we did, said, saw, or eat couldn’t escape from the clutches of the “toilet”.

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Learning to be Canadians in Slovakia

“How can you see anything?” Joani shouted with an incredulous look.

“Shouldn’t you turn off the headlight?” Olivia asked since she has recently started to read the California’s motor vehicle handbook to prepare to get her driver’s license.

“Be quiet! Let me concentrate,” I replied nervously as I clutched tightly to the steering wheel and stared intensely out of the car front shield window at the white blur.
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在这个一年的旅游中我们有玩滑翔伞、四轮摩托车和水上漂流。但是其中让我令人难忘是在塞尔维亚的贝尔格莱德玩的密室逃脱游戏。我们以前都没有听说过密室逃脱但是在免费步行游览时导游有提到这个密室逃脱游戏。密室逃脱其实是一个电脑游戏带进现实生活,密室逃脱的目的是在一个小时以内让你找出他们所有放的线索,然后把线索拼起来,最后用拼好的线索来逃离房间。 Continue reading 密室逃脱