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First post of 2011

Let’s see, what was written last? So it’s obviously been a while since I’ve posted, and a lot of things have happened since, hence the been a while since I’ve last posted. I mean, that was half way around the world ago, and last year. As I write, it is the middle of the night […]

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Posted January 11th, 2011 - 2:30 pm by sean
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a confessional tone

i apologize for the lack of capitals in this post, but i’m posting from my ipad and i disabled the auto correct feature because i found it to be less than intuitive about what i actually wanted to type. i also apologize for the general lack of posts on this here blog, but we’ve both […]

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Posted June 21st, 2010 - 2:10 am by sean
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Relaxed

My conference call was canceled this afternoon, and Sean and I had been a bit stressed out, so we took the afternoon off and strode out into the streets. It was an excellent food-and-walking day. Google Maps clocks us at some 13 km, hardly hastily executed at some 6 hours, and in any event involving […]

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Posted June 3rd, 2010 - 10:07 pm by maria
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Mutatis

Sean is sleeping near my desk; his schedule is completely out of whack. We’re both being reasonably productive, but this is a largely unstructured life at the moment. In fact, many other strictures also seem to have fallen by the wayside. Whether to good or ill effect, I can’t yet say. I suggested to him […]

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Posted October 17th, 2009 - 1:38 pm by maria
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Water

Sean’s stepmom showed me how to boil water (I’m so embarrassed) and now I have an unlimited supply of hot water, optionally for tea.� This is wonderful.� I’ve even gotten some studying done. We’ve now secured an apartment–well, secured, at least in some sense. The rent is already high and we’ve sort-of been warned that […]

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Posted October 9th, 2009 - 3:30 pm by maria
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National Day 2009

As promised, Happy 60th Birthday People’s Republic of China! I’d like to start out by stating that I think I’m spending way too much time with my family. Counting the time after we left our apartments in LA, we’ve been living with some form of family for over two months. I think it’s starting to […]

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Posted October 5th, 2009 - 1:50 am by sean
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Apartment Hunting in Beijing

So it’s been a while, and a lot has happened, and I don’t have the time right now to write about all of them so I think I’m going to settle for making some updates and filling in the rest later, albeit out of order. That should be acceptable. One of our primary concerns especially […]

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Posted October 2nd, 2009 - 12:08 am by sean
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Status update

Although it’s hard to say how many days we’ve been here, my LA clock says it’s almost 4:30 pm on Friday. I guess it’s Saturday morning, then. We’ve slept four nights in this apartment. I’m pleased to report that yesterday’s mosquito measures appear to have been successful. The vampires that have been biting us at […]

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Posted September 26th, 2009 - 8:12 am by maria
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Inaugural Post in China: Part 2

So I think I covered everything that happened during the trip to China and that very first day we were here. We slept decently well, were obviously exhausted, but it was painfully obvious why my father at one point or another made the comment that Chinese mattresses are bad. In the morning, Maria managed to […]

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Posted September 24th, 2009 - 7:20 pm by sean
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Inaugural Post in China

We’re finally here! And there’s so much to talk about but so little time and really energy on my part to write it. We left Sunday night/Monday morning, one of those effective vs. actual thingies. We had a little trouble getting our carry ons approved by the airline. Apparently, there’s a 7 kg weight limit, […]

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Posted September 23rd, 2009 - 8:42 pm by sean
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Making it happen

Finishing up in the States is leaving me with a clean and ready feeling about moving on to China. It’s been lovely to see folks, and very nice to travel. Still, I feel very temporary and kind of displaced. Bouncing around the country makes China smell like stability. (Way to set yourself up for contrast, […]

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Posted August 19th, 2009 - 7:40 pm by maria
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