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Saturday, March 29, 2008

Brother's In Luck

Like I wrote on my subject, Bro recently won a whole bundle of X-Box 360 items together with a colour laserjet. Initially, I thought he was pulling my leg but I soon realised that he was extremely serious when I notice he had a wide grin on his face. The items were worth a total of
$1800! This boy actually won the top prize when others merely received the X-Box game alone. The only things I won from lucky draws are small items, never expensive, big items like these. But Bro did and I'm elated for him. That's because I get to share in the joy as well.

Well, my biggest splurge this month is credited to this game called Guitar Hero 3.

Thanks Bro! For because of you I can officially claim to be a Guitar Hero and Rock Star!

I hope Mommy doesn't gripe about me bringing the house down and causing a din in the neighbourhood! ;)

Wednesday, March 05, 2008

To Shan Dong
In case you are wondering whether I had made a mistake, the answer is 'no'.

Yup, I'll be heading for China once more this year. Somehow, each time I visit China, the purpose is work. Anyway, I'm mightily pleased to be able to be on this trip. However, I'm not looking forward to the nasty cold weather, according to students and weather forecasts.

2 - 8 degrees celsius.

That's how miserable the weather is over there. That being said, I have Mummy's trenchcoat, windbreaker and a blue Timberland down jacket on loan from H. I'm sure I'll be able to survive the cold and emerge a victor. Freezing temperatures are never my cup of tea. It's my first experience of the closest call to winter.

I'm truly blessed to be able to ascend the Great Wall of China twice. The Chinese say that 'If you've never been to China, you cannot be considered a hero". Ahem...does that make me a superhero when I get back?

Apart from the depressing weather, the only other rant I have is that I have to lug my laptop to Shan Dong to set exam papers. So when the angels are snuggled deeply in their blankets, the teachers would be there burning some midnight oil. I'm not complaining...it's part and parcel of my job.

Anyway, I'll miss my angels and the Cross Country Run on Friday. I'm beginning to fall in love with the two classes I teach this year. Somehow we can click. Or maybe it's only a one-sided love affair. I don't know.

In any case, I'll see you when schools reopens(That is, if I don't freeze to death over there).