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Getting Closer to Going...
#11
Getting butterflies yet?
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#12
I'd rather get rockets... Yeah, I'm a little nervous.

Today at the monthly SOAL (Students of Applied Linguistics) pizza party, I saw a few old friends who just got back from Malaysia, and a trio of new PSU students who all have taught in the PRC. Good info from them.
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NAR #100544

"The Guide says there is an art to flying", said Ford, "or rather a knack." 
"The knack lies in learning how to throw yourself at the ground and miss."

Launching is Optional... Landing? That Depends on Trees.

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#13
Update: Somehow missed that I needed to include my passport... mailed that off overnight to the visa service center, and of course, USPS overnight only takes 4 days. Yup... Overnight service needs 96 hours Angry   Thank Heaven's I wasn't shipping live animals or medical transplant tissue.

The refund for the late delivery will only just cover the costs needed to expedite my Visa in time to leave on 12/16 (but not the increased airfare). Presuming no other F***USPS. I'm told that FedEx will be delivering my Visa on 12/14.



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NAR #100544

"The Guide says there is an art to flying", said Ford, "or rather a knack." 
"The knack lies in learning how to throw yourself at the ground and miss."

Launching is Optional... Landing? That Depends on Trees.

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#14
Very best of luck to you!


Later!

--Coop
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#15
Qe' Plah! OL JR Smile
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#16
Got this in my inbox today...
Quote:We thought you'd like to know that your Chinese Visa has been processed and issued. Your passport with visa have been sent back to you today as of 12/11/15 by FedEx Priority Overnight.


It's feeling a lot more real now... EEK!  This is Really Happening...  Finally!
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NAR #100544

"The Guide says there is an art to flying", said Ford, "or rather a knack." 
"The knack lies in learning how to throw yourself at the ground and miss."

Launching is Optional... Landing? That Depends on Trees.

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#17
Got my tickets, Chinese Work Visa... Just have to finish packing and go to the airport now... On Wednesday.
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NAR #100544

"The Guide says there is an art to flying", said Ford, "or rather a knack." 
"The knack lies in learning how to throw yourself at the ground and miss."

Launching is Optional... Landing? That Depends on Trees.

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#18
I hope you've had a safe trip and are enjoying your holidays.

NAR# 98194
Level 1: CTI I-216, 3,043'
Level 2: CTI K-740, 5,999'

Personal altitude record: 12,400' CTI L395
2014 total impulse: 9,018.2 Ns (76% M)
2015 total impulse: 7,171.7 Ns (40% M)
2016 total impulse: 18,664.2 Ns (91% N)
2017 total impulse: 8,281.1 Ns (80% M)
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#19
Thanks!

I'm safely here... I had quite an adventure, between losing my cell phone at the PDX airport (I think I set it on top of the car, then my mom drove off with it), to having to deal with my overweight bag, and a bicycle, at the Beijing Airport's Customs check, and the upgrade to first class for the Trans-Pacific flight (flight was oversold).

I'm still trying to find my way around, and exploring a little every day.

Christmas, my boss took me out to dinner. Nice restaurant, and the meal cost us about $14.00 each if I'm not off my mark. It'll be a while before I'd ever be able to go back there as my command of Mandarin is woefully bad, and my reading ability is worse.
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NAR #100544

"The Guide says there is an art to flying", said Ford, "or rather a knack." 
"The knack lies in learning how to throw yourself at the ground and miss."

Launching is Optional... Landing? That Depends on Trees.

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