Sunday, June 12
My updates are as rare as rain in Beijing. It is extremely hard to please my bilingual crowd. Living in China is not easy, and writing in English in CHina is very hard. I really do prefer Estonian language here. Very weird. English is not my first or second language. It is my 4th language. I was born in Estonia and my first language was Estonian. I think in third grade I started learning Russian, and then in high school I mastered my beginning level of Finnish. I think I was alright in finnish. And right now I am studying mandarin Chinese. IT is hard. VERY hard. I can understand a lot, and I nod my head when people tell me something, but I can't answer to all the questions yet. My vocabulary is basic, but I am learning every day new words. I guess I am just way to shy and self conscientious about how I say it and because of that I prefer to keep my mouth shut. I hate repeating one sentence 10 times with different tones. I feel like moron when people don't understand me :( And I admire those who learned to speak fluently within a year. :) GOod Job :D
At first I did not understand why, but I am sure, it is something to do with Gabriel turning 10. AND WE LOVE GABRIEL , WE LOVE THAT HE IS TURNING 10. I just want PAST to stop hunting me and i want to enjoy TODAY, not feeling guilty enjoying it. I hope I make some sense.
Also in 10 days will be last day of 4th grade for Gabriel and this year has been full on challenges. It has been academically very hard year for Gabriel. His behavior has been "NOT GOOD" according to teachers, and great according to our friends. I know GABRIEL is little different and he has been doing lot of testing when it comes to her teacher, but to be honest, we are not used to THIS KIND OF TEACHER who can't handle kids, and blames it on kid, that KID makes her look bad in front of the class??? I guess Gabriel has been bulling his new teacher this year. WOW.
He did confess that he has not been easy on teacher because it is just boring in his class. and very slow. OK.
Being a parent is H A R D.
Gabriel is excited to go to his new school in hangzhou. HE LOOKS forward to it. Our new apartment is in walking distance from school and we love it :D I WILL NOT MISS OUT in school activities :D
And last-- We are moving to hangzhou in june 24th. Can't wait to look out of our new apartment window and enjoy beautiful river view ( NOT LOOKING forward to our bitch, witch landlord lady though). hihi
AND AFTER ALL THAT. We will travel to USA :D CALI June 29th to 6th ( we are leaving to DC on early morning on 6th of July). So if you wanna see us let me know @ email@example.com We have NOTHING planned for 4th of July yet, -- I HAD PLANS, but my CALI BFF is going away with her hubby :( . SO IF you have something exciting going on and have a bedroom floor for 3 of us let us know . We really want to celebrate 4th of july with people we know :)
We spend 2 days in DC and then 2 days in New York. Gabriel wants to see the white house and Lady of Liberty :D
Talk to you soon