It was only three months after I had arrived in China. We foreign teachers lived in the company’s hotel, which would be about two or three stars. It was sufficient, but adjusting was still a big job. So, when a lady who spoke English stayed at the hotel, it was a big deal.
After a lengthy period without work, I landed the plum job. No, it didn’t make me rich, but it enabled me to use my brain in very interesting work. It was a real joy to go to work. Imagine, in that situation, to come to a point where you’re told that there isn’t any more work. Read on.
Returning home meant having to dispose of quite a lot of goods of all kinds. Besides furniture and kitchen goods, there was also all my teaching materials. It all transpired in a way I could not have imagined. Read on.
The ticket to return to China was the next day. I had a total of A$125 to finance my immediate needs. I knew that I needed much more. This last evening I had been invited to attend an AoG Women’s meeting. Of course I accepted. Read on.
Now, it wasn’t my intention. These shoes should last at least another year. Then the e.mail in my inbox. “We are 100 yrs. old, and to celebrate the following shoes will be discounted by $100 per pair.” Now wasn’t that worth looking at? Read on.