Tuesday, August 21, 2007

It's been a very long time....

...but I am up for the challenge. I have just been accepted to attend Xiamen University. Yup, I am going to be a student again. Who would have thunk it? The course will be a long term Chinese program which will include oral and written Chinese with many optional classes starting the middle of September. I am looking forward to having some structure in my life again, and learning the language properly. Not to say that the sightseeing and shopping haven't been fun, more than I am craving something more substantial. I know crazy isn't it?

Em, when you come to visit I may have to drag you to school with me, perhaps you can learn some phrases as well? Yes all, we have a winner...Emily is the first person coming to China to visit us. Both Mark and I are looking forward to having you as our guest.

Don't worry, there will be a list of goodies for you to bring but we promise not to overburden you. I do think you know what our first request will be....

3 comments:

Ms. Chauncey said...

What to bring to Tina in China... I thought long and hard about what you must really be missing, and I came up with the perfect thing! I hope you don't mind if I bring a friend along... Precious is coming to China!!!

Congrats on being a student again, Tina-weena! That’s very exciting.. I would love to go to class with you.

I'm so excited, and can’t wait to see you and Mark. I'll bring lots of wine -- do they allow carryon liquids on Shanghai-Xiamen flights? :)

Lisa Wilson said...

Oh my gosh!! I know Tina would love to see Precious! I am sure she is missing her terribly!! Emily I don't know if you can fit enough wine in your suitcase for Tina!!

Tina said...

Ah..Emily you are too cute..there is not enough wine that you can bring that would make having Precious here in China more tolerable..... No the wine would need to be checked in, though when we are in Shanghai, we can take those bottles off of your hands....