Some new friends arrived to Shanghai Int. Airport this afternoon and I joined my Hangzhou friends in the airport pick-up/welcome brigade. The more the merrier.
Six hours round-trip bus ride later, 4 new faces were sleepy, starry-eyed, and overwhelmed by the, "smells, lights, and noises," of our Chi.nese city.
|"you are soooo fashion."|
|passing out waters and personal TP packets - Ch.ina essentials.|
|Americans = lots of luggage.|
|when you're here, you're family.|
It is energizing to be around people who arrive here for the first time. Everything is strange, overwhelming, wonderful. It is a reminder that our lives here are special, unique, to be appreciated and thankful for. It's a reminder that we are on a great adventure and no year is the same. Nothing happens the same way twice.
It's starting. New people are here. The next round is my students.
Bring on 2012-2013.
walk slow. xoxo.