“No fair! You toppled the cards and caused me to lose track!” my Mom complained.
“Hey Nathan! Put the cards back where they belong! You think we can’t see you slipping those cards on top of the pile?” shouted Joani with an angry voice.
“Joani, did you cheat this time? This is the second you’ve won,” questioned my Father. Continue reading The Trains of Life
The first 2 weeks after graduation, Olivia had been busier than when she was in school. She was very busy saying goodbyes to all her classmates and teachers. Today she wanted to say goodbye to me. Continue reading Saving the hardest for the end – Olivia’s goodbyes
“What should I bring for one year?” each child would pester me.
That was a tough question for a parent to answer. Continue reading How do you pack for 365 days?
For this gap year we can only bring a big backpack on the back and a small one in the front. Packing and leaving Kunming was hard and long.
On June 5,2015 we had a trial pack. I started to pack from 3 in the after noon all the way till 9 at night. It took so long because I had to figure out what to bring what not to bring,if I took too much or not enough. I had to pack wisely because I know I’ll be carrying all the stuff for a whole year and two months. Moreover, when all the clothes had been decided, I had to fit every thing in both backpack, that also took a while. In the end my big backpack weighed 13kg, and my small backpack weighed 5kg. Continue reading Mad Dash
I recently read an article titled, “Why Expats Hate June”. Indeed, for many “Junes”, we had to say goodbye to many foreign friends in Kunming as they embark on another new path or return back to their home country. Continue reading “Leaving” Before “Starting” the One Year Trip