Mar 12, 2011

SIKE.

Shout outs to the amazing customer service over at my VPN company...I'm back up and jivin' with the freedom train for the time being...

The last two weeks have been crammed full of life.

I: spent 11 hours in the hair salon over 2 days chemically straightening my hair, started up my job at the hospital again after interviewing new students, began tutoring 2 different teenagers, was trained for a job as a college professor, became class monitor of my new class, was asked to become the Godmom of my friends Angel and Haiyan's unborn baby, ended TB treatment and began drinking caffeine again, bought a new bike since mine was stolen, went to two dinners with MAIS students, began being tutored by an ex-student for the HSK, filled out forms for a 4,000USD orphan donation and went to 20 hours a week of Chinese class.

It's been 2 weeks full of news, change, beginnings, meetings, and ultimately: gratefulness. Gratefulness for moving forward in all areas of life: professionally, academically, physically, and personally/spiritually. It's not all easy, but it's all good.

Here's some pictoral evidence...

new hair...I am soooooooo stoked on this...


new job starting in September, 2011, this time I am at the back of the class observing the teachers - this was my practice/training run as the new boss-lady-teacher-woman (that included 2 meetings with Chinese officials):


dinner with my Chinese BFF, Michael, giving me tips on how to culturally deal with my ex's upcoming nuptuals. I love this man, even if he pays more attention to his iPhone than me...hahaha...


the weather has been beautiful, so there has been some bike riding to pretty places to reflect, read, study, and just sit with friends (isn't my new bike a beauty, my Scottish dormmate told me to be awarke of "gay thieves" because of the color)...

Spring is coming, halle-freakin-lujah...


and of course, the Chinese language continues to have a firm grip on my schedule, thought processes, social interactions, and self-esteem...


Look, mom, I can write!

Cheers, VPN people.






walk slow. xoxo.



5 comments:

JGrine said...

hahaha 'gay thieves'

agapelife said...

holy mother love the hair!!!! GORGEOUS

your life never ceases to amaze me.

Mom said...

Gay thieves.... hum... so that's what happened to your other bike! Michael looks like he is loosing weight. He looks skinny in his face. Tell him I said so. It will make him happy. Ha! It was neat to see your pink chinese. Always write in pink because it will make you happy!
The hair... glad you are happy. I wish it was curly! :)

Ke Xiao Mei said...

thanks Rae! And mom - it'll be curly again. it's just a little science experiment. haha. And ya, Michael is trying to lose weight for his wedding. He walks to work an hour every day and stopped eating a lot of meat. It's funny because whenever I ask him about the wedding all he talks about is losing weight - nothing else. haha.

ellie. b. said...

the HAIR! the BIKE! the DIET COKEEEEEE! A celebration is in order!