20 December 2009


"Happy, happy Christmas, that can win us back to the delusions of our childhood days, recall to the old man the pleasures of his youth, and transport the traveler back to his own fireside and quiet home!"

~ Charles Dickens

13 December 2009

Manly men doing manly things ... with allen wrenches


The Huixin Orphanage recently received some donated Ikea furnture so they needed some experienced Ikea assemblers to come take care of business. So it was that four of us were called to duty on this grey Sunday afternoon.

Rule #1: No instructions allowed

Rule #2: Prove your manliness by showing how fast you could wield an allen wrench

Mission accomplished
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Bean @ Sunshine Home


Who cares that we had no idea what we were doing ... we had a fun afternoon of helping the disabled residents of Sunshine Home do calligraphy. After we finished, they gave us bags of cookies for Christmas!
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06 December 2009

Bean Environmental Education Day @ ZhenHua School

We had a great time yesterday teaching children of migrant workers about the environment and things we can do to protect it. After a short presentation, we broke out the paint and helped the kids decorate environmental awareness posters and decorate trash bins. Good times!

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