Thursday, January 31, 2008

Bad weather holds on in China

Please remember the people are desperate to get home they are not standing in line to get the last tickle-me Elmo or guitar heiro-3. From most it is the only time they have all year to see and communicate with there family.
From CNN Correspondent Hugh Riminton in Guangzhou
China's economic rise - and my cheap T-shirts and kids' toys - depend on ordinary Chinese who leave their homes to work often seven days a week in factories in the south. The trip home for Lunar New Year fulfils ancient obligations to family. It is also the only chance most of them have to see family members - including spouses and children - all year.
The vast tides of people waiting at Guangzhou might be sources of fascination, curiosity - even incomprehension.They can never be figures of fun.
Thirty years ago, the travel writer Jan Morris made a trip from Guangzhou to Hong Kong.
She spoke of not seeing people so much as "statistics on the move." A neat line.But the tens of millions currently disrupted by China's weather are no mere statistics. Theirs are all too human faces, desperate to keep faith with their families after for the long months of separation. Their powers of endurance will be remembered long after their occasional flashes of exasperation or anger.

Tuesday, January 29, 2008

There is hope for our world.

I have met the most amazing Man. He such a great heart he is Currently helping kids in China the amount of self sacrifice that this person has put fourth, and the joy that he brings to all the children is truly inspiring. Along with the gifts of his time, money, and skills,
To help meet there needs he has given these kids the greatest gift of all,
Thank you my friend!

Stuck in Guangzhou

Monday, January 28, 2008

Chinese Travelers Stranded & adoptive familys too.

I know most of us would gladly be stranded in china if we could just go now for our adoptions.

Saturday, January 26, 2008


We had a good time last night although Lori got stuck in surgery until 11:30P.M. Pore girl. So it was just Annie, Boo, and I along with the two students from UCA. We hit the Chilies for dinner. They were very nice and told us all about life at UCA and where in china they were from. Beijing and shanghai they spoke very good English and had been in the U.S. for only a little over 4 months. One of the girls had gone to high school in Sydney Australia.
They were glad to get out of UCA for awhile; the public transportation system in Arkansas is lacking to say the least.
Again we had a good time & Annie got a lot of good information about life at UCA so it all ended well, next time I will have to make sure Lori is not on call when we take some students out.

Friday, January 25, 2008

Something new.

Well we are going to take some collage students out tonight!
UCA has a big international student program, a lot of the international students are Chinese I think like 150 or so, when I was up there with Annie showing her the UCA campus the staff seemed like they really cared for the students and there wellbeing. That is one resin there international program has grown so big in a short time, from word of mouth from current and former students that go to UCA.
Any way back to my story most students don’t have a car so they are kind of stuck at the collage unless the school is doing something special with them. I E-mail the university and told them who I was and how Lori, Annie, and I, would like to take 2 students out for dinner and afterwards to the mall if there is time. They thought it was a grate Idea and set me up with one of there Chinese students who wanted to go out but had a school related thing she had to go to. She told me it would not be a problem to find two students that wanted to get off campus for awhile. So we will have to see what comes of this new advancer, if it go’s well for us and the students maybe we can work on getting some students off campus from time to time especially during long breaks in school when the school is out for holidays but they are still stuck there in the dorms. It mast be a hard time for some of them during long brakes like Christmas, thanksgiving and spring brake.

Wednesday, January 16, 2008

No USCIS I am still not a criminal thanks for asking.

Well if off to get our fingerprint redone.
Lori and I will make the trip to Memphis tomorrow to get our second set of prints done. I am still going to wait until around October 2008 to turn in our updated home study though in hopes that they will give me a new I-171-h that will be good long enough for us to get our referral. Hey they are the ones that took 3 months to get me my last I-171-h ,and now 3 mounts of login dates is taking a year for CCAA to get through. and USCIS told me I had a year to file my updated home study and still get a free I-171-H so I am going to milk it.

Monday, January 14, 2008

Ni hao kai-lan Premiering on Nick Jr. Thursday, February 7 at 11 a.m.

By the time my little Norah gets here it will be in box set.

What the Show's About"Ni hao!" That means "hi" in Chinese--and that's how Kai-lan greets you every day! Kai-lan Chow is an exuberant Chinese-American preschooler, almost 6, who wants you to come play with her and her best friends. Kai-lan's world is infused with Chinese culture and is brimming with magical sights and sounds, and everywhere you turn there's something amazing and beautiful to see. Along the way, she and her bilingual buddies speak in English and Chinese, but they always need kids' help to find creative solutions to the daily dilemmas that come their way!

Tuesday, January 01, 2008

I-600-A / I-171 update, Update.

I was right about them giving you up to one year to file your updated home study for your free renewal. So we are going to milk this thing as long as we can so that hopefully our I-171H is good for the next couple years. looks like we will have to have our finger prints done sooner because I ask for a later date to be finger printed and they give me another appointment in three weeks. so we will are just going to have them done.

Annie says happy new year!

Hope everone has a safe and happy new year.