Blogs from Guangzhou, Guangdong, China, Asia - page 62


Asia » China » Guangdong » Guangzhou August 29th 2005

Baby Sarah is such a flexible little tyke…she’s willing to eat whatever food (for the most part) we have whenever we can feed her (within a reasonable window); she’s willing to go on 3-hour outdoor excursions in the heat and humidity; she’s willing to sleep long nights when that’s exactly what mama and baba need to get over their colds; she’s willing to hang out with baba when mama’s not around. She may not be the “perfect” child, but she sure is all that we could have ever pryed for. We used to talk about how the schedule we keep (especially with youth mnstry) is going to be a challenge for her. How would Sarah handle FNFs that last til 11:00 pm? How would she do with B studies, meetings, youth outings and dinners? So far, ... read more
Souvenir Shopping!
Catalina - Far East

Asia » China » Guangdong » Guangzhou August 28th 2005

It’s amazing how quickly we fall asleep these days. I (Godfrey) used to lie in bed awake for up to an hour before I would slip into unconsciousness, but ever since the arrival of Baby Boo-Boo, we’ve both been conking out in a matter of seconds! Stacey and baby just fell asleep on the bed, and it took about as long as for me to write this paragraph! Sarah is tiring us out, even though the only other responsibilities we have here in China are (1) to exchange dollars into yuan (which we’ve had to do four times already because we underestimate how much money we’re going to spend) and (2) to find the next great restaurant to eat at. (BTW, tonight we had an awesome buffet dinner at the hotel restaurant…all-you-can-eat seafood, sashimi, sushi rolls, ... read more
High Chair

Asia » China » Guangdong » Guangzhou August 27th 2005

Is it Saturday already?! Just a week ago the two of us were in Beijing, thoroughly enjoying our tours of the capital, and now, in a blink of an eye, the three of us are here in Guangzhou - - and Godfrey and I can’t imagine life without our precious gift of baby Sarah. We are having a wonderful trip…it’s impossible to fully describe it all. There have been some quiet moments when I’m holding Sarah as she’s drifting off to sleep, and I can reflect on the journey that the Lrd has led us on. It’s infinitely beyond what I could have imagined. I know deep in my heart that Sarah is Father’s best for us, and we are so grateful and in awe of his plan in this miracle of adoption. Last night at ... read more
Shamian Island
Squatty Girl

Asia » China » Guangdong » Guangzhou August 26th 2005

Hello from Guangzhou! Stace and I LOVE reading your comments! It’s a lot of fun, and a great way to end the day! :) We’re sorry we can’t answer them individually, but keep sending them our way! It’s like camp mail call all over again for us! This is our second to last stop on the Adoption from China Tour. We took an early flight this morning and had to miss our hotel breakfast buffet, so there was the potential for crankiness (and not just on Sarah’s part). But thankfully, Sarah did really well on the flight (her first airplane ride!) after munching on leftovers and rice cereal. Mom and dad just survived on adrenaline until we got to McDonald’s in Guangzhou and to our new room for a 3 hour nap! The air is thick ... read more
Going solo
Kung Fu Fighting

Asia » China » Guangdong » Guangzhou August 21st 2005

Geo: 23.1333, 113.321A transit day. Early morning for airport, then flight to Guangzhou (with stop in WuShen). Flight is somewhat uneventful.GZ is very hot and humid, and the air con does not work in our bus. (With six of us, we get a big bus.) We ask for a lunch stop prior to going to the train - good food, ordered entirely by Paul. What taste!Train station is very large. As we wait, we discover that our guide is very like Keegan - he draws a hors and Chinese knight in Keegan's sketch book.Lots of rain on and off from GZ to Hong Kong. It is very obvious when we enter the New Territories - barbed wire fences and guard towers on the border. Short drive from station to our hotel in Kowloon. We got out ... read more

Asia » China » Guangdong » Guangzhou July 31st 2005

From Xiamen, I took a 26-hour train ride to Guanzhou, the capital city of the Guandong Province and one of the five centers of the Pearl Delta (others being Hong Kong, Macau, Shenzhen, and Zhuhai). This is the ancestral province of the people from Hong Kong and the home of Cantonese. While I do not consider myself Cantonese (far from it), my great-grandmother is from this province. I shared a sleeper compartment with a family with two girls. How they managed to have two kids in the one-child policy is beyond my understanding. I thought only rich people could afford to pay the penalty associated with having extra children, and here they were sharing the cheap hard-bed compartment with me. I suppose I had a lot of time to ponder this question, given the girls were ... read more

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