Thursday, September 16
Our schedule ..
Life in general is interesting here. We have cleaning lady coming in twice a week ( 2 dollars an hour for cleaning), we havent hired Ayi jet, since we have lot of trust issues, and we hate firing them later if we don't like them. SO we are just using our building cleaning staff. I let them know when I want them up here, and they will and clean for an our - 2 cleaning ladies total 30 yuan. Not bad. If we are going to hire Ayi- "AUnty"- who comes to our house around 8 an and leaves 5 pm , then we end up paying around 3000 yuan== 455 dollars per month. She would cook( if we want), clean, organize, iron, hang out with gabriel... She would do pretty much everything, so I can spend more time in Facebook........ Maybe not... But we are thinking about getting one later.
Also-- I REFUSE to drive here. NO WAY Jose,. Again-- I need a driver, since Nick is exhausted driving to work every day-- 14 km takes him about one hour and then at night another our in traffic. So when he gets home he is grump 44 year old man, who will bitch about how much life in china sucks-- BTW, our nightly ritual...
So , most likely I will get a driver later-- HE pretty much has to hang out in front of our building all time ( if we hire him full time) or part time driver will come when I call him and say-- tomorrow I need to go to visit my friend. I need you for 4 hours etc... :D
ANyway- I do lot of walking here, lot of eating, lot of beer drinking -- Local beer is GREAT :D. I also do lot of head shaking -- YES or NO, started taking Mandarin lessons-- SOOO FUCKING HARD... after first- one hour lesson my brains went kabooom and I almost gave up. So today I decided I AM NOT GIVING UP-- So I did one more hour without tutor.. Luckily my tutor speaks very good english, and her teaching method is pretty good.
Forever in our heart, forever in our mind.