Just a small extension

to our Visa that is. Not to our time. We are still leaving the end of July.

We are registered with Immigration until July 7 and we are scheduled to leave China the end of July so today we had to make a trip to the Visa & Immigration office. There’s always paperwork to do BUT I would much rather do all these things here in China than Brazil. David & I were talking about this the other day and how efficient China is and has always been with the paperwork process and various things needed to be able to live and work here. There have been a lot of expats coming and going and they are on top of it and know exactly who needs what and they get it done. It’s so great! This makes for a lot less stress…Good job mobility China!!!

I find some things amusing… we have to get pics taken and I wasn’t prepared ( all dressed in white, so I have to wear a men’s navy jacket that MANY people have worn…ah ya) and there is a mirror with a comb and brush if you want to touch up your hair… I chose not to! Then we wait to get the paperwork done and a little Chinese girl thinks it fun to continually sneak up behind me and touch me, then run back to her Grandma and smile and wave. Oh China!

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So, No Wanda, unfortunately we are not staying longer…this is just paperwork!

Today I spent some MUCH needed time with my friend! Wanda and I are soul sisters I think.  We love spending time together, shopping, having lunch and hanging out when we get chance but she leaves next weekend for a summer home trip. She will be in Canada and most likely( if Curt has his way) on the water for Canada Day celebrations with family and friends and then a couple weeks just to enjoy clean fresh Nova air with her family!  But that also means that we have just a very few times left to hang out. Today we went to Wu ai…and more shoes and purse shopping! We even managed to get to the clothing section for a look and to buy another matching outfit. Her driver, Long is so good. I am sure he is amused at these Canadian girls who are continually applying lip gloss, laughing and giggling when we are together, and whom both have a major shoe and purse fettish. But Wanda says he loves it and actually Long has great taste and fashion sense so he will tell us if something is a good buy or not! Oh…Wanda…how I will MISS YOU!!!!!

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I am from Bridgewater, Nova Scotia, Canada and I'm back from traveling with my husband on an expat assignment to foreign lands. 2011-2012 we were in Shenyang, China. Spring 2012- Spring 2013 we were in Resende,RJ Brazil then back to Shenyang, China in July 2013 until the end of July 2014. Expat life WAS amazing! Adventure abounds no matter where we travel to. We really enjoyed the amazing opportunity to live and experience culture and tradition in these places. BUT now we are finished and adjusting to life in our small town in Canada. Our days of travel and adventure are not over.

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