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August 2020

Hey Hey from another new school.... Totally Awesome!

Hey Hey and a Big G'Day toya,

It has been a long night, hot, humid and so many mozzies.
I am now in my new school, and it has been AMAZING!

So am once again at a new school... why?
The virus, border lockdowns, foreign teachers who went to home their home countries still have restrictions on returning to China.

It is our current, reality!

My new school is actually my bosses//My Chinese Brothers Training School. He always asked for five years, join us....
Like Slayer at the beginning of Hell Awaits, but you don't need to reverse the actual record. I always chose to go to different schools... but due to the virus, things have become 'different'.... There are not enough foreign teachers to help teach here in China.

My Brother has always, ALWAYS, stepped in and helped.
Several months ago, I suffered from Massive Swelling from foot to leg.
Everyday hospital. More tests and more tests. everyday more and more.
I simply woke up one morning and I couldn't feel my feet nor my legs .

It was THE most strangest things in my life..
Try waking up to that!

It became so bad that if there was not a a sign or a post, I could not go up or go down single road side gutter without help. I could not get into or out of a car without help. At the bottom of my apartment complex there is a guy who simply sells waterrmelons and my Watermelon Friend would not only help me climb the five levels but would carry the watermelon all the way upstairs. Also When I went shopping at the supermarket downstairs, I would pay but one of the staff would take my groceries to my room.

I spent the rest of the rest of last term at the Kinder until they locked all schools down.
So.... I thought, after five years, why not join, become part of my Brothers Training school.
It is completely the opposite to what I am used to.
Very structured.

But at the same time I can actually speak to my students the same as those back home. They are amazing and beyond. So much that Going to class is like going to a bar, COULD YOU PLEASE STOP WITH THE QUESTIONS... Not really, but, their English is far beyond anything I could ever imagine. I also continue to teach Kinder and lso wonderful primary school students.

It is a school of many levels.
I for the first time in 16 years, have my own classroom.
I do not have to go from classroom to classroom many times a day. I simply stay put and wait for my students to arrive.

I read what you ... not YOU, BUT What MOST say//write about the Chinese..
Do not believe or repeat that shiat. They look after me so much. Infact with my legs and feet swelling I was going to have to spend 21 days in the hospital.....But it was the 3rd biggest hospital in the city. .... Noooo, that was not good enough. Five minutes later I was paid into the cities 1st Main Hospital. We went there, done more tests and it was found, if I took the medication and returned each day for more blood tests etc,

I could stay at home

After all of the weeks and almost daily hospital visits,
One morning I woke up and could feel EVERYTHING!
Also, the swelling was gone.

Many weeks later, all is Rock n Roll.

After many yeats of promise to myself, on Friday night , I was in search of new eatings, went down a vibrant food alleyway and found myself in front of a tattoo parlor and I thought why not begin my Xfiles Sleeve. Why? Because for nine years my friends and I gathered with beer n snacks to watch the new episode.

Three hours later,
Tattoo with meaning.
And since then, repeatedly watched for 20 years.

Saturday I awoke to typhoon rains and when it settled I thought, why not start my Stephen King arm Sleeve.
I had a picture, but changed it to a painting of ... well ... detail ... maybe too much for a tattoo.
But I and all seem to love it. It is scarey, especially when viewed from the Birds Eye View!.

The cat?

It is Church from Pet Semetary.
Painted by the same painter who painted my Pennywise painting./tattoo.
It only seems fit that church snugs in there too..

So good to feel good.
Beers N Noodles toya,

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