Sunday, April 1, 2007


We have arrived. Shanghai. A city of 22 million people and more buildings than one could fathom. We have now been in the city for 3 weeks. I still feel like I am in a time warp. Just last week I figured out what day it was without looking at a calendar. This week I can actually guess what time it is with some amount of accuracy. It has been a long journey to this point, and now that we are here, a new phase begins. It is an exciting time and place for us. Phil and I have done a great deal in this city already, and there is so much more to see. We hope this blog will allow you to take part of this journey with us. This will be a place where we share stories about what it is like to live, work, and function in Shanghai- all of the details, some interesting (I hope) and some of it probably even boring. But all of it will be an honest representation of our total experience here in China. Thanks for your interest and patience as I get this set up with pictures and stories.

-Phil and Jen


sunil said...

hey there! glad to hear from you. i'll definitely keep up with this. i just recently joined the blogosphere, and so did our band*. hope all is well, and i look forward to reading more!

*these are the blogs, in case you wonder.

Brian said...

wow, this is so crazy. we havent talked in way too long. the possibility of china turned into reality so fast it seems.

we miss you guys and are lifting you up right now.

have phil toss me an email so we can catch up.

we're posting some vids of trevor online shortly, we'll let you know.


Stef said...

glad to hear you're getting settled.
can't wait to hear more about life in Shanghai!!

Will said...

Yea! Hooray for blogs. I can't wait to see and read up on your adventures until we can share in them w/ you guys!

The Millwards :) said...

Hey Phil and Jen,

We just want you to know that you are in our thoughts and prayers daily. We miss you like crazy but we're glad to hear that things are starting to settle down for you. We love you!

Joe, Emily, Joey, and Bella

Anonymous said...

Hi guys...quick note while my students are taking a quiz :) Love you and pray for you daily. We hope to visit our room ready?
Joe & Pearl