Let me show you around a bit. I'm going to post pictures of things I think you're most interested in right away: the school, the neighborhood we live in and our home.
First off, the reason we're here- the International School of Tianjin. The facilities are lovely and after 1 day of teaching here, I can tell you that the students are also lovely. The staff has been really friendly too. Hooray!
If you don't want to play outside, you can play inside:
We're living in a neighborhood called Crystal City. It's as fancy as it sounds.
|This is our neighbor's apartment. There's a talking bird in that cage.|
This bird knows far more Chinese than I do.
|Korean exercise machines! (or were they Chinese exercise machines in Korea?)|
|Our neighborhood has a barber. (photo credit: August Farley)|
A few blocks further, we came across this trio playing music:
I love our apartment. We've been to Ikea a couple of times, unpacked our shipment, had plants delivered and all of a sudden it's home.
|The 1st floor is ours|
|Our upstairs neighbors|
The first day of school! Grace and Ruby are going into 4th grade and August is going into 1st!
|So much of this. So, so much.|