Drum Roll Please!

Here it is folks! The BIG NEWS ANNOUNCEMENT!

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Matt and I have each ACCEPTED a six-month English teacher position in Guiyang, China!


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Obviously this wasn’t ever planned or even an idea in our heads, but the opportunity presented itself to us and seemed just too good to pass up!

Besides the obvious perks of earning a much needed income and receiving paid housing, Matt and I will get to work with kids again (always a fun time!) and we have the opportunity to travel in China a little more. Matt plans to learn Mandarin and I hope to improve mine.

And to be completely honest, we need a break from all the traveling! We’re really looking forward to having a place to call home, even if it’s only for six months.

We now need to make our way back to Guiyang to sign our working contract, get our medical check-up and look for our apartment. Once that is taken care of, the school will apply for our working visa with the Chinese government. After we receive final visa approval, we head back to Hong Kong to pick up the working visa and start teaching in Guiyang shortly after!

Cross your fingers nothing gets in the way of our working visa application!

So that’s the BIG NEWS I’ve been going on about for the last few weeks. I’m sorry if you find this disappointing and had hoped for something more dramatic but it’s pretty big news to us and will definitely effect our lives, at least for the next year.

We’re not sure where we will head after the six months in China but we’re still looking at Australia at some point in 2011.

What do you think of our news? Are you disappointed that it was something much BIGGER? Would you come visit us in Guiyang?

© Connie Hum 2011

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