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So the job search begins…

Currently in Qingdao, home of the Tsingtao Beer! I know some of you guys so well that I know what you’re thinking already and I’m going to save you the time….. my answer is No! I didn’t single out Qingdao because of their mass production of beer. Besides being a coastal city, Qingdao’s demand for teachers at the time of my research was high. If anything, being a major beer producer is just a plus! lol 🙂 I do plan on visiting the Tsingtao Brewery since I’m here. I hear they pour by the bags!

Well, I must say Qingdao is gorgeous! Being by the coast, the air is nice and crisp, a definite change coming from the urban, smoggy, potential health problems cities like Beijing and Xi’an. I got a room in the much older part of town; here you can find narrow cobblestone streets, antique shops, and old historical buildings with much German influences (since being under German rule for 99 years). Local fruit and dried fish vendors are posted up at every corner. On foot I bumped into a beautiful church, which I found out later was St. Michael’s Catholic Church, and ran into three public parks and all this in a half a mile radius. Nice eh? I’m liking this place already! This rusty town is only 15 minutes by bus to the city and a 5-minute walk to the beach and train station. Besides it being really old, it’s a sweet place to settle in I tell ya!

I sent out my CV to a few schools this morning and spent the rest of the day site seeing. Tomorrow, I’m  meeting up with Joanna and Beth, the two gals I met back in Beijing. I have an interview set up already with a school in their area – thanks to them. I’m still amaze on how everything is falling into place…quicker than expected but delighted all the same. Then again, I’m jumping the gun because I don’t have the job yet 😉

Wish me luck.


6 responses to “So the job search begins…”

  1. ching says:

    yay!!! so excited 4 u 😀

    I’m so jealous you’re in QingDao, I’ve been meaning to visit. Well now I have even more reasons too 😉

    all my love,

  2. Sheila says:

    Helllooo Sistah…..LOL! I’m surprise ur not use to drinking from the bag…LOL! remember when we went to PI and we had the drink to go – they straight up took a bag & poured it right in….FUNNY moment cuz our eyes got so BIG not knowing we were gonna drink out of it. LOL…..well, I am glad things r goin’ well witchu. Now I can come visit, but please make sure wen i come visit, u will have ur own place n not living in a hostel. I’m sorry I jus dnt wanna get bed bug bites…haha! I’m teasing….well, dame how hard is it for u to carry ur luggage around? Hmmm….well, I will write to you again soon. Luv yah and miss u much! Tace Care of urself out there 🙂

  3. jasmine says:

    Good Luck Girl
    reading your blog is great..
    makes me jealous and makes me want to travel to places u have been.
    reading ur blog and seeing ur pictures makes me feel like ive been on a trip 🙂
    take care out there
    and i look forward to reading more 🙂

  4. Sammy says:

    Well right now I’m still playing Sailor, it sucks, can’t wait to get out, hopefully soon. It seems like your enjoying yourself. I can’t believe the amazing sights you’ve encountered. Those are things that I can only dream of. Well hopefully you get that job so you can enjoy what you’ve wanted to do. Well take care now, got to get back to work. Muahhhhh

  5. Sheila says:

    Woohoo….Now I can visit u and have somewhere decent to stay….miss yah n luv yah!!

  6. Sophia says:

    Jasmine – Thanks for reading girl! Good to hear from you. Hope all is well on your end.

    Sam – Dang, leaving again. Please tell me you’re getting out of the Navy soon. How long are you gone for? Will you be making your way to Asia? Keep in touch bro! Love and miss you.

    Sheila – Save your money. That means quit the partying and drinking so you can come visit 🙂 Love you shorty.

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