• 21May

    Some pretty fun stuff has happened since my last post… not quite as entertaining as my last post… but still fun none the less.

    First off,  I got a new bike!  Yay!  Last Saturday I was able to make it out to the bike shop.  Here it is!


    Look familiar?  It’s the same bike as my last one but this one has a fancy purple paint job.  I bought this one from the same vendor as I bought my last one, let’s just hope this one sticks around a little longer.  While it’s the same model as the last one, I actually feel like this one rides a little smoother.  The gears change nicer too.  It’s been nice to have a bike again.  It makes it easier to head down to the elementary school to help out at the library and visit with my little friend.  On Friday I played with a bunch of the kids after school.  We played basketball, badminton and some fun game that was almost like combining the baseball game of pickle with dodge ball.

    On Wednesday after working at the library we had dinner with the boy who had the heart surgery and his family.  He’s doing amazing.  There’s no way that you’d be able to tell that he recently had heart surgery.  His cheeks aren’t rosy anymore (0ne of the side-effects from his old heart condition) but he’s still cute as ever.  I love that this kid is always smiling and laughing.  He’s so much fun to be around and play with!  Here’s a picture that we took at dinner.


    Chinese class has been going well.  In my classroom class (which will just be me for the next two weeks!) we are almost done with the first textbook.  I’m guessing that at the end of the week we’ll be finished with it.  In my one-on-one class on Friday I got to learn how to use the old fashion paintbrush style of writing.  It so much harder that it looks!  First off you have to hold the brush in a sort of awkward position as well as sitting in a very upright fashion.  Then even the strokes that you’d think would be super easy like a “dot” have some crazy rules that you have to follow in order to write it.  Apparently I wrote a few ok characters but most of it wasn’t that good.  My teacher says that it’s something that takes about a year to acquire and be able to write really well and something that has to be practiced daily.  I’m not sure I’m up to that task but maybe one day =).

    Here are some fun pictures that I took around town this past week.


    This one was a street vendor selling these very colorful things… and upon further inspection you find out that these aren’t toys or stuffed animals, but real live chicks!  So funny.  I guess in the States we have hamsters but here they have neon colored chicks.


    I love seeing this kind of stuff.  It always makes me laugh.  Here’s a guy who’s setting up his ladder on some type of electrical wires in the middle of the road.  The wires are fairly loose in the sense that they sway as he’s putting the ladder on it… and I love that there is no one on the street helping to prevent cars, scooters or people from running into the ladder.  He’s about 4 ft from an intersection that has cars turning the corner at a fairly good pace sometimes… fun stuff!

    Please be praying for our summer camps that we’ll be hosting that are just around the corner.  They’re set to start in the beginning of July and run through all of the summer.  The girls have been working really hard on preparing curriculum and all the activities and games.  Please pray that there is a good volunteer base that signs up to help run these camps!

    I hope all is going well at home!  Drop me a line or two!


    Posted by LupLup @ 10:36 pm

6 Responses

  • 2Lup's Mom Says:

    Bi-cycle! Bi-cycle! Glad you got some wheels! Not glad that I’m singing that song again…! Haha, your old favorite color returns! It’s a Brett Favre bike!

    That’s great news about your little friend! What a cutie he is! So happy all turned out well for him. Does he live in your area? Will you be able to see him from time to time?

    Tribbles! Chinese tribbles?!! That’s wild! So how do they color them? Spray paint? Neon colored food?! Are they just pets?

    Oh my, I think we all need to be praying for that man with his metal ladder leaning on the wires…why in the world was he doing this?!

    Good luck to all with camp preparations! Are they just for the migrant children? Is it one continuous camp or are there sessions? All day? Will you be able to help out or will you have school in the summer?

    Bi-cycle, bi-cycle…I want to ride my bicycle. I want to ride my bike… Brrring, brrring!

    Take care!

  • s Says:

    you got a purple bike?! lol

    OMG can you get me some of those neon chicks!!!! one of each color please!!

    that is a hilarious sight..what the heck is that guy doing?

  • melinda odom Says:

    so when the neon chicks grow up, do they lay neon eggs hehehe

    Warren was handing out the camping sign-ups yesterday….. the pancakes won’t be the same w/ out you 🙁 well and the games… so yea we’ll miss you

  • Net2 Says:

    that guy is just asking for trouble!

  • LupLup Says:

    Mom: I hope it’s not a Brett Favre bike! Then it might start wavering on whether it wants to work or not. The little boy goes to the school that the library is at so I’m sure we’ll see him from time to time. The camps are a one week camp at the different schools. They go for most of the day. I haven’t quite decided what to do about Chinese class as the school is off for the summer too… so I have to decide if I want to do private tutoring after the camps or on the weekend.

    Syl: I got a purple bike because the white one didn’t have the “seat thing” on the back… and at one time purple was my favorite color…. haha. No clue on what that guy is doing except maybe he has a death wish. But that’s people in China for ya… I think my neck muscles are getting pretty strong from shaking my head at so many crazy things I see.

    Melinda: I really have no idea how the chicks become neon… I suppose neon eggs would make sense! HAHA. Aww man I really wish it wasn’t a 12 hour+ plane ride and a ton of money to come home… I’m going to miss camping for sure! And some pancakes actually sound pretty good right now!

  • Joan Giboney Says:

    I love the picture of the guy on the ladder. From your pictures and stories- I think people in China have all the fun. Too bad you are so far away- we had 7,000 medical instruction books that we had to take apart, replace a page and put them back together. Hannah was lucky enough to have just gotten home from school so she was able to help us pull out 14,000 staples. She kept telling us that her hands didn’t hurt so we let her pull out most of them. That was fun but not nearly as fun as neon chicks or a guy on a ladder. I look forward to your next update.