Tuesday, 11 December 2012


shanghai [ˈʃæŋhaɪ ʃæŋˈhaɪ] Slang
verb 1) to force or trick (someone) into doing something, going somewhere, etc.
2) the act of moving to Shanghai against ones better wishes
Okay, we weren't forced or tricked, but after only 9 short months months to call Nanjing home, I really am not ready to be leaving. Of course 95% of that is the wonderful community of people that we met here and immediately clicked with. Something that I did not feel even after nearly 5 years in Portugal, it took all of 2 weeks to find here. I will really miss the amazing ladies I met who go out of their way to befriend and support each other. For the last few weeks I have been playing ostrich and pretending that if I don't do anything to prepare for the move, then the move won't happen. That strategy apparently didn't pay off, because tomorrow the movers are coming to do an inventory, and then will be here again on the weekend to pack up our house and take everything away. Luckily I don't have far to go, and plans are already underway to see several good friends next month on a girls get-away weekend.Yea!

1 comment:

  1. Hi I just moved to Nanjing for a 6 month university teaching assignment - I am a retired high school teacher - am in Xianlin. Just hoping you might put me in touch with some folks as I am not finding the expat teachers on staff ready to do anything other than with their girlfriends or wives. Thanks. I just hate to waste my time just hanging out in my apartment. Last semester I was in the north in a very rural area and I would love to see things in the south. cheryl.johnson115@gmail.com