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  • Luohu Shopping Plazano language school. its finished. achieved score of close to 200 on practice test and 120-165 on harder old hsk test. need to practice more example sentences. trying to line up course for taiwan, not sure whether to do group Posted by virtualweb in Everton's Take On China/Taiwan | Feb 4, 2015
  • KK Malllast day of language school, purchased HSK 2 - Mandarin house book 2 for 150 RMB. Picked Andre up and went to Grand Theater station and saw portrait billboard of Deng Xiaoping. Walked through Lizhi park, went on amusement rides. Posted by virtualweb in Everton's Take On China/Taiwan | Feb 3, 2015
  • Shenzhen Industrial Museumdoing some hsk practice tests on iPad, new test i got between 38 and 40 out of 40 and for older hsk 1 test i got 30 out of 40. we all slept in today until 7.20am. Andre ate breakfast, 2 Posted by virtualweb in Everton's Take On China/Taiwan | Feb 2, 2015
  • Andre Vomitlast night Andre coughed and then vomited, then same process again and again. about 4 times. so we had to change him a few times. and pillow etc. Carson went down to 1 dose of Losec a week a go, and Posted by virtualweb in Everton's Take On China/Taiwan | Jan 31, 2015
  • 3D Cinema / amusement parkall went down to breakfast, vi went back to sleep went to coco park, Andre had a ball on the $15 playground, a better version than the one we take him to during the week. bigger slides and trampolines etc. Then Posted by virtualweb in Everton's Take On China/Taiwan | Jan 30, 2015
  • Luohu Shopping PlazaWent to Luohu station where the massive shopping plaza is on the border with Hong Kong. Went straight from my language course at Futian. Had lunch and then bargained for suitcase as well as overnight bag for Emily. paid 190RMB Posted by virtualweb in Everton's Take On China/Taiwan | Jan 29, 2015
  • Electronics super area.went to Huaqiang North station after Language, it is the largest Electronics market in Asia and I assume the world. levels and levels and buildings and buildings of individual components like resistors reels, capacitors etc, plus phones, computers, camera Posted by virtualweb in Everton's Take On China/Taiwan | Jan 28, 2015
  • Is that what i think it is... We stayed at home during the day and I got things organised and studied. played at indoor shopping playground after we picked Andre up. He loves it. We got our regular noodles and dumplings from the people on the street Posted by virtualweb in Everton's Take On China/Taiwan | Jan 27, 2015
  • Bookstore and Libraryduring day stayed at home and studied. After we picked Andre up we went to library and bookstore and had pizza hut for dinner. We had the family meal. At the bookstore we bought about 20+ kilos of books and also Posted by virtualweb in Everton's Take On China/Taiwan | Jan 26, 2015
  • Shenzhen Childrens Parkandre was a bit reluctant to leave vi at home. a few mama’s etc. but was ok once we got to school. I’m a bit sick, green snotty nose, not having breakfast as upsets my stomach. a bit tired and sore. Posted by virtualweb in Everton's Take On China/Taiwan | Jan 25, 2015
  • Shenzhen Safari Parkcaught metro to nearest stop to zoo. then caught taxi. got on a little bus to take tour around. no one spoke english, shows times weren’t in english. it started off ok, but went from bad to worse. the animals were Posted by virtualweb in Everton's Take On China/Taiwan | Jan 24, 2015
  • Andre Sports DayAndre had his sports day today, the one they have been practicing marching and doing wheelbarrow races. There was a lot of pomp and ceremony, with flag raising and marching which seemed to go on forever. Andre does so well Posted by virtualweb in Everton's Take On China/Taiwan | Jan 23, 2015
  • Shenzhen Librarydropped andre off, he had thrown his shoes off the balcony yesterday, so him and assistant teacher went downstairs to get, he was fine going off with her and i just walked past and said goodbye. Language class ok, sometimes very Posted by virtualweb in Everton's Take On China/Taiwan | Jan 22, 2015
  • Settling inmet vi at futian and went to dongmen again. told her its no good, initially she wanted to give us credit in the store, then when we said we want money back, she said 100 yuan out of the 120, Posted by virtualweb in Everton's Take On China/Taiwan | Jan 21, 2015
  • Andre - you're not.back to dongmen to swap power bank, got the next size up 12000 unto 22000. looked more official. While we were there got the iPad cover changed as it blocked the camera, while we were there she upsold us on Posted by virtualweb in Everton's Take On China/Taiwan | Jan 20, 2015
  • Shenzhen Book Mallroast duck from walmart with our instant noodles. went to book mall after we picked andre up, massive book shop, as big as 2 or 3 barnes and nobles in the us, over 2 floors. We walked in kid section Posted by virtualweb in Everton's Take On China/Taiwan | Jan 19, 2015
  • Dongmenmet vi for lunch at futian ate in my building then went to dongmen. at dongmen, we bought a selfie stick(35 yuan), a stylus (15 yuan) and iPad cover and power bank (70 yuan) - for 12000mAh. we also looked for down Posted by virtualweb in Everton's Take On China/Taiwan | Jan 18, 2015
  • Chimelong Safari ParkThe next day we went to Chimelong Safari Park. We have been to many zoos and wildlife reserves but this rates among the best. They claim to be the largest safari park in the world with 20,000 animals of 500 Posted by virtualweb in Everton's Take On China/Taiwan | Jan 17, 2015
  • Chimelong ParkWe spent the past weekend in Guangzhou which is 145km North/North West from Shenzhen, but it only takes 36 minutes on the bullet train. Thats similar to going from Geelong to Melbourne and back to Geelong in 36 minutes. The Posted by virtualweb in Everton's Take On China/Taiwan | Jan 16, 2015
  • Travel to Guangzhoutook andre to school, he slept all through the night, woke up at 6.45am. he slept all through the night, although he didn’t go to sleep until 9.30pm. even though we started bed time routine around 8pm. i did language school, Posted by virtualweb in Everton's Take On China/Taiwan | Jan 15, 2015
  • Walmart Big ShopAndre is getting better at starting school, more and more confident each day. he is happy leaving vi at home, always yells out to Vi to shut door. then when he hears the door shut, he gives a hmm and Posted by virtualweb in Everton's Take On China/Taiwan | Jan 14, 2015
  • Childrens ParkDuring the night andre arrived at our door and vi let him sleep in our bed for an hour or two before carrying him back to his own bed. We are really struggling with him going to bed and sleeping. Posted by virtualweb in Everton's Take On China/Taiwan | Jan 13, 2015
  • Lychee ParkI take andre to school by myself. work so hard to keep him dry in the pouring rain with umbrella and pushing pram one handed. then when we get to school as i’m carrying pram up stairs i turn around Posted by virtualweb in Everton's Take On China/Taiwan | Jan 13, 2015
  • Raining all dayToday was raining heavy all day, andre screamed and screamed at us dropping him off. to make things worse it was just the substitute teacher as the main teacher as his main teacher was late due to her kid being Posted by virtualweb in Everton's Take On China/Taiwan | Jan 12, 2015
  • Buddhist TempleWent to LianShanHua garden and the buddhist temple. Caught metro train to end of line then caught taxi. once inside park we then caught bus to temple and lake. We ate lunch by lake and Andre ran around and played Posted by virtualweb in Everton's Take On China/Taiwan | Jan 11, 2015
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