Monday, September 15, 2008

Dispatches from the 23rd Floor

Hi All,
This is our first post.  We are in Beijing, China finally after a long summer of waiting and uncertainty.  We live on the 23rd floor of our apartment building and occasionally can feel the building move a little.  We are still settling in to our elevated setting and our distance from our home.  We are figuring out the basics, how to get food, water and where to catch the subway.   We have started working at a tutoring center called "The Learning Center".  Beijing is a huge city with much to offer and to think of all of the prospects is tiring.  I guess we will be tired a lot.  
Last night we attended a Paralympic Wheelchair Rugby match between the USA and Great Britain.  USA won the close match and will be playing for the gold tonight.  The Paralympics are really incredible and are in many ways more inspiring and enthralling than the Olympics.  People in Beijing are filling the events and the local television stations are showing them non-stop.  Brynna did a little research and found out that the Paralympics were created after WWII to help veterans rehabilitate from traumatic physical injury.   
Oh well, must go to work.  Keep checking back.

1 comment:

rob said...

Wow! I can't believe you guys are in Beijing. I'm glad you started this blog, so I can keep tabs on you. I found most of the non-Jamaican runner portions of the Olympics to be really de-inspiring so it's great to hear that the Para- is generating so much excitement over there. I owe you both an email. In the meantime a music blog I like did a series of posts on Chinese rock recently: