Tuesday, April 29, 2008

Xingfu Amusement Park

Yesterday in the jungle near home, came across the ruins of the Xingfu Amusement Park. I knew it was nearby, didn't realize it was this close. There's not much left now, but rumor has it Xingfu was the place to be in the 1980's

Monday, April 28, 2008

high rise living.

our apartment is on the 12th of 18 floors. yesterday morning the temple down below had some kind of festival celebration. it started at 7:00 am with a parade. drums and bells and firecrackers. oh and the electrified chinese violin. a good time was had by all. there were puppet shows and dancers and nobody watching any of it. it lasted all day.

at the top of the world:

our buildings behind mr. temple:


Our second choice for housing:


Saturday, April 26, 2008

here are some pictures

pool :)

my new favorite candy bar.

pedalboats in the neighborhood

retired pedalboat

Tuesday, April 22, 2008

Effective International English.

want to know where we work?


we'll be teaching business english (on-site for the most part) with different companies. the jobs will be contracted by Effective International English and our clients will vary.

now we will drink wine and celebrate.

Monday, April 21, 2008


We have been on this island for six days. so far i'm beginning to think it's a pretty big island. i climbed to the top of a hill and couldn't see all the way around. there is plenty to eat and the locals are quite kind and generous. one of them took us in and is letting us stay in part of his cave. we found our own cave yesterday and will move into it soon. it is a nice cave on the 12th story of a series of caves. in the area there is a pool for swimming and what resembles a library. also there is a river. here are some pictures of the area as well as the view from our cave.

there is a pedestrian bridge that crosses this river to go to the train station:

although the other windows just face the neighboring building, if we lean out on the balcony and look diagonally we have this view:

there is a beautiful commons area with a pool and this view:

more soon.