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The Months Wrapup and a Family Birthday Catchup

Hey Hey and a Big G'Day toya, Birthdays hey. Let's begin this blog with birthdays. They say its good to get most of them out of the way in as little time as possible that way you have less chance of forgetting them and therefore you can stay in the good books with almost everyone. So here goes; For a couple of days ago a big Yo Ho Ho and a bottle of rum to the wonderful man who is my Father for his birthday. He was blessed with my little sister as a present all those decades ago....hahahahahahaha, sorry Sis...a couple of years ago. Is that better! Yes my father and younger sister share the same birthday. I think Sis got a wee pit pissy last weekend with friends at the local and I happily got to talk to both Mum and Dad for Par Kettles birthday. It is always awesome to hear his voice and he nearly knocked me off my chair when he told me his latest purchase which I will take was a birthday present to both himself and to Mar Kettle. Man we live in a good time...seriously, no one has had it better than us. You can travel the world or live in a rural Chinese mountain rice field, plug in your computer and whamo, there are your friends and family right there before you. I for one count myself more than lucky for all this technology. Four years have flown by and without it I wouldn't know the younger members of my family and I'd much poorer than I already am due to the call costs between China and Australia. You see.....as I am writing this my niece Kristal just logged on to MSN...back in a tick. OK, NEXT on the list![/i] Some would call it today as I am writing it today but as of tomorrow it will no longer be today it will be tomorrow so I will just say, Hey Toots Ya Bloody Loser, Happy Freakin Birthday Mate! I give my brother strict instructions to give you a Chinese Burn for your birthday along with cake without cream and an empty bottle of beer...tee hee! Just joking buddy, hope you had a wonderful day. I tried sending an email this morning but as we had no classes all the teachers were on the internet so email was a complete bugger to use...and of course because it was just you I couldn't be bothered wasting anymore time on it and went and ate noodles instead...tee hee! And Lastly.[/i] Sme would call it tomorrow but soon it will be today and not long after it will then be known as yesterday but before I confuse myself any more than I have I will wish my mother the most wonderful birthday...for tomorrow...um...today....then yesterday. Whatever! Mar I'll be in Xian with Luo Wei this weekend so I'll see if you are on Chat tomorrow night from the hotel. You see, take your little travel computer, plug it in to the hotel wall and wallah! Instant freakin family...My god, I've turned my family into Sea Monkeys! Sea monkeys hey, oops family, where would we be without them? In someone else's I guess but no where near as happy!! I'm not sure about you but lately I've been so busy. So busy in fact that I haven't been able to continue with my Summer Beers N Noodles Adventure and take you for a walk around Guangzhou Cities Parks and busy back streets, but I'm hoping to return that that next week. The last few weekends I've spent in Xian City with Luo Wei doing not much more than shopping, walking, talking, eating, sleeping, reading and drinking beer and water. She the beers and me the water! Yeah right! Ok then, I had some beer too..tee hee! Over the past few weeks I've spent a lot of my free time thinking about and working on my Grade 1 & 2 Lesson Stuff. It took me nearly an entire term to really figure them out and how to keep them balanced so I left it until I felt that 'click' to begin writing all my lessons from last September. I have finally finished Grade 1 and will start on Grade 2 this very evening or maybe I will do a Guangzhou blog instead, I feel like a walk in a temple or a park. I guess could have easily written the lessons as I went along last term. I guess then they wouldn't have been written by a clown in the amusement park. I guess they would have been written by a clown standing at the gate observing those within. It's almost been a month since the new term started and I couldn't be more honest when I say that the kids and I are having such a wonderful time in class. I don't know how they actually could get better that last term as 99% of my classes run like a dream but it seems they are even more awesome than last term. Everyone's so full of energy and so open that it's like teaching a classroom full of sixty to seventy sponges, they just soak it all up and we all have a great time doing so. How many people do you know actually get paid for creating and having the most fun they possibly can! What's that? How's the weather? As you can see in the photos the weathers been very much up, down, here, there and everywhere. Grey one day, blue the next and then followed by snow which is then followed by a warmish blue sky day. No one seems to know what to wear so the easiest thing to do is wear as much as possible to school and take it from there. It is still cold during the day and even more colder at night but when I return from my walk I can still feel my entire face and all my toes and whilst I am writing all this jibber my hands remain toasty and warm. So I guess that about wraps up this catch up. The photos were taken over the past two weeks and what wonderful weeks they were. PS: I can't believe that Wrestling has hit China and that its now called the WWE.....?F?. PSS: Don't you just love the fact that 'Roast King'</b> chooses to 'steam and broil'cooking....tee hee! When I first saw the sign I kind of stood there and went Dah, its Roast King, you know as in ROAST King! Beers N Noodles toya.....shane _____________________________________________________________________________ The soundtrack to this entry was by a bunch of freaky home favourites of mine... ...The Fuck Fucks...The album was 'Here' ... Warning: don't eat a whole watermelon or a whole chicken while listening to this band! And I refuse to be the one to explain anything in the above line. Just don't do it. It's not good for you! ______________________________________________________________________________

Happy Birthday to most of my family

Happy Birthday to most of my family


Happy Birthday to most of my family

Happy Birthday to most of my family


Happy Birthday to most of my family

Happy Birthday to most of my family


Happy Birthday to most of my family

Happy Birthday to most of my family


Happy Birthday to most of my family

Happy Birthday to most of my family


Happy Birthday to most of my family

Happy Birthday to most of my family


Happy Birthday to most of my family

Happy Birthday to most of my family


Happy Birthday to most of my family

Happy Birthday to most of my family


Happy Birthday to most of my family

Happy Birthday to most of my family


Happy Birthday to most of my family

Happy Birthday to most of my family


Happy Birthday to most of my family

Happy Birthday to most of my family


Happy Birthday to most of my family

Happy Birthday to most of my family


Happy Birthday to most of my family

Happy Birthday to most of my family


Happy Birthday to most of my family

Happy Birthday to most of my family


Happy Birthday to most of my family

Happy Birthday to most of my family


Happy Birthday to most of my family

Happy Birthday to most of my family


Happy Birthday to most of my family

Happy Birthday to most of my family


Happy Birthday to most of my family

Happy Birthday to most of my family


Happy Birthday to most of my family

Happy Birthday to most of my family


Happy Birthday to most of my family

Happy Birthday to most of my family


Happy Birthday to most of my family

Happy Birthday to most of my family


Happy Birthday to most of my family

Happy Birthday to most of my family


Happy Birthday to most of my family

Happy Birthday to most of my family


Happy Birthday to most of my family

Happy Birthday to most of my family


Happy Birthday to most of my family

Happy Birthday to most of my family


Happy Birthday to most of my family

Happy Birthday to most of my family


Happy Birthday to most of my family

Happy Birthday to most of my family


Happy Birthday to most of my family

Happy Birthday to most of my family


Happy Birthday to most of my family

Happy Birthday to most of my family


Happy Birthday to most of my family

Happy Birthday to most of my family

Posted by eddakath 17:00 Archived in China

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