Chinese New Year Celebrations

Eggs Benedict

Eggs Benedict

Chinese New Year Celebrations have started!  Which means for us NO SCHOOL!   Recently Shanghai has been having some nice weather and pollution, so Jason and I decided to take advantage of it by going to brunch and walking around the French Concession and Bund last weekend.   Our brunch at La Cocina was delicious. We weren’t planning on going to La Cocina but it was a good choice!  Jason ordered the Eggs Benedict which was very rich and savory! IMG_2417 Defiantly a unique take on Benedict but still delicious!    I ordered the Croque Madam which came with a fresh salad.  The bread was amazing and the taste was rich, toasty and CHEESY!   After brunch we decided to stay in the French Concession area and search for some bike products for Jason!  After sucessfully finding bike grease, we decided to continue our Sunday stroll down to the bund.   We jumped on line 9 and took it all the way to the river!   Since the pollution was so low (AQI of 75)  the views of the skyline were amazing. IMG_2425

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Concerts and Holiday Party!

We’ve done it!  We’ve survived our 1st semester of international teaching!  *Side-note: Jason still has 2 concerts this week*  Otherwise we’re done!   I had my concerts last week on Tuesday and Thursday and they were a huge hit!  Parents, teachers, and administrators loved them!  Besides the fact that we’re awesome, my co-worker and I think that our concerts went so well because we both come from being band directors and know how to run things!  The kids were also really cute! It did make for a long week.  Monday and Tuesday were spent rehearsing 2nd and 3rd graders with a full dress rehearsal and concert on Tuesday night.  Wednesday and Thursday we did the same thing all over again with 4th and 5th grade.  I also received 2 huge flower arrangements.  The packaging is a little crazy!

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