Thursday, June 08, 2006

China, Here I Come

That's the news. I'm off to China asap, which for me is the 1st or 2nd of July. Booya. I'll be staying a day in Beijing, then traveling to Shijiazhuang, where I'll stay while I use their office to find a contract directly with a school. The agency is called New Times.

Lots to do between now and then: get my travel vaccines for that region, get wave-front PRK surgery, go to a dentist, pack, skip around the neighbourhood with glee, etc.


I actually had to turn down a job offer in Japan because they wanted me to be able to get over there within 2 weeks. I had to politely decline. At the same time, the offer from China came through. I just need to check out references, some of which they provide up front, and I may ask for others or simply fire questions their way. Linda's been awesome, being in China right now teaching, so I've been bugging her unmercifully for information on cost of living and other things.

Suffice it to say, I'm excited. That's all for now.

EDIT: errr... not 1st or 2nd of July, but likely 15th - 20th timeframe.


The Devine Mrs. B said...

Patrice! I am pleased that you are going, but sad to see you leave! I am sure it will be an amazing, rewarding and life-changing experience. You will be missed, but Mandrew and I shall visit you before I start cranking out the bambinos. I can't wait to read "in the action" blog reports

PG said...

Awesome man!

Good luck with the prep, and hope everything turns out as promised / envisioned.


spurkis said...

Cool - Congratulations! Nika and I are planning a trip to Beijing & environs, hopefully sometime in the fall.. Would be nice to meet up if you're around! Will keep ya posted.

callmescipio said...

yay! I'm so excited for you.

Does this mean you'll be around in early July? If so, double yay, as I thought I wouldn't get to see you!

Wayward Mind said...

I'll be around. Easiest way to get a hold of me at that point is through email.

Sounds good, Steve!! Let me know if you and Nika head out there!