Saturday, January 05, 2008

Final post

This is our last post to Thanks for reading and for all your comments and emails.

Our future adventures will be posted to See ya there!

Tomorrow, after 5 days in Kunming, we fly to Myanmar (Burma) where there is no Internet access. So we don't expect to make our next blog post - at meckleyearth - until the second week in February.

-john and sun-ling

Friday, December 28, 2007

Winding down

Today is the last working day for both John and I. We will be packing over the weekend, moving our stuff to my parents' place on Monday. On Tuesday we'll be flying to Kunming, China to get our visas for Burma/Myanmar. We will fly to Mandalay, Burma on Sunday 1/6.

Tuesday, December 11, 2007

Here we are

Haven't seen us for awhile.'s a recent pic taken on the Bund in Shanghai.

John and Sun-Ling - Dec 2007

Sunday, December 02, 2007


After 2 years of living in Shanghai we finally happened to walk by St. Ignatius Cathedral, located one block from our apartment, when it was open.

We were out yesterday and noticed a bunch of tour buses parked in front of the cathedral so we headed over, acted like we new what we were doing, and walked right in past the guys with blue badges around their necks.

Also noticed about 10 guys with the clerical collar, so it must have been an official church outing of some kind.

Inside, fairly traditional architecture. See photo below. A few people were praying. We noticed a photo of Pope John-Paul II in one of the chapels.

Xujianui Cathedral - Shanghai

Lit up at night during the Special Olympics last fall.
St.  Ignatius Cathedral - Xujiahui - Shanghai

It's beginning ....

... to look a lot like Christmas in Shanghai.

It's beginning....

Grand Gateway Mall - Shanghai