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Evicted. Twice

Wednesday night, 9 pm, two men come and knock on the door.  They are here to change the locks.  What? You haven’t paid the rent for the last two months.  What? Sure we did, here are the receipts. To make … Continue reading

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A primer in Chinese renters’ rights

Unlike many new comers to Shanghai, we did not have a problem back in July finding an apartment (money helps). What we have had is a problem holding onto the said apartment (money doesn’t help). We got “evicted” a couple … Continue reading

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Where’s the kitchen?

Last night was our first in our new home.  It’s been a cornucopia of emotions!  Sometimes I would look in awe at our garden, with hibiscus, squirrels, palms and unidentified plants.  Yet, in the middle of the night I was … Continue reading

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Tractor in the rain

It’s a pretty sweet feeling when a woman at the store doesn’t believe you have only been in the country for 5 days but thinks you have already spent 2 years here!  It warmed my heart.  And that was necessary … Continue reading

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Country of residence? India

We made it.  All of us.  And all four of us seem happy. At the hotel this morning: “Could we bring plates to our room to put the cat food please? Sure, no problem Madam.”  They come back a few … Continue reading

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I wasn’t born in ’05

We are almost there.  The countdown has started.  Suitcases are getting packed.  Lists are made.  The grieving continues.  Documents are scanned, signed and FedExed.  Cars are sold.  Hopefully, so will the condo in the next few days. We are encountering … Continue reading

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I wish we were the Clampetts

The Clampetts were lucky.  They struck gold, packed everything on a wagon, and headed West.  I am not envious of the black gold – Texas tea (much), nor the West, but the part about throwing everything they own on the … Continue reading

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The packing game

The moving date is fast approaching, though we are not sure of the exact date.  It was September, then October, then November, and we are now back at October.  October 1st or 31st?  I have little to no control over … Continue reading

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Yankee Doodle has a disease

Do you know they still have THE PLAGUE in India?  Yes, the plague.  And not just any plague, the BUBONIC plague.  You know, the one that wiped out HALF OF EUROPE, the one in Monty Python (“I am not dead … Continue reading

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Bollywood movie: Dilwale Dluhunia Le Jayenge

Last night, we watched our first Bollywood movie.  It was so fun! The story is that of Romeo and Juliet, but with a nice ending.  In London, Simran falls in love with Raj, but she is promised to another man … Continue reading

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