“You are beautiful, I love you”, “You are so thin”

Well, we have spent a couple of days in Shanghai. Terry had her 5 year medical thingy to deal with. While we were there we experienced our usual TIC moments. These are in no particular order. 1. We are in the doctor’s office today, which is quite the place. The “practice” has four or fiveContinue reading ““You are beautiful, I love you”, “You are so thin””

Chinese Road Rage, Up Close and Personal

Our friend Lawrence, who was here last year as a principal of a BC Off-shore school in Shanghai, refused to ride in taxis and buses because of the erratic–sometimes insane–driving we had witnessed.  Lawrence’s insistence on safety-first led to a few funny sidebars, like the time we saw him and Helen about a block awayContinue reading “Chinese Road Rage, Up Close and Personal”

Never a Dull Moment – or – TIC*

More on our weekend… A Rope Tow is a Rope Tow When we go into Shanghai, we take the highway. We came across this bus being towed along at 70 kph- I sure as heck hope they don’t have to stop suddenly. Is that Polish or Polish? After Terry’s cleansing experience we headed off downContinue reading “Never a Dull Moment – or – TIC*”

Terry Visits the… uh… “Dentist”

In  to Shanghai this weekend to pick up some prescription glasses (like we don’t have enough) and a few new pairs of Jimmy’s cords for Geoff, but first, a trip to the dentist for Terry. (Ed. note: Sadly, no pictures to accompany the following.) We go to Parkway Health for any medical concerns–a good companyContinue reading “Terry Visits the… uh… “Dentist””