20 Amazing Days in China

on Jun 26, 2015

This was my 2nd trip to China, but in a lot of ways, it felt like my first. In 2008, I traveled to China to adopt my daughter so the trip was preplanned with guides and drivers helping us almost daily. This time, it was different. I went off the beaten path to places where foreign tourists rarely travel.

Of Adapters, Converters, and Transformers: Power in China

on May 20, 2015

After my previous trip to China, I wrote this post on our personal blog so other families traveling for adoption wouldn’t have to do quite so much research determining what products they might need. As I begin preparing for my upcoming trip, I found the post and thought readers of the blog might find this information useful.

What Happened to April?

on May 13, 2015

Is it seriously May already? I’m not sure if I took a nap and missed April, but I feel like I accomplished nothing Chinese-related after recommitting myself at the beginning of April.

April Fools’ Resolutions

on Apr 2, 2015

As I was going through the motions of the day yesterday, I started wondering why New Year’s gets to have all of the fun. Why can’t I pick a random day and decide to make a change? Given that my path to Chinese Fluency is looking a bit foolish, why not April Fools’ Day?

Weeks #7 and #8 Progress Reports

on Mar 11, 2015

Not much has changed from the last Progress Report. The wheels are still off the bus, but now in the middle of Week #8, I’m working to get the wheels back on. In the interim, let’s talk about SRS again.