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#200228 - 04/15/07 11:18 PM OT: I'll be gone for a while...
Taike Offline
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Registered: 03/28/02
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Loc: Taiwan-Laos-China
Finally cut through all the red tape and am my way to Laos to join my wife and baby son, Mapanoy.

I've been living in Taiwan since 1981 (was 21 at the time), acquired Chinese (I am a "white" Chinese) citizenship and I admit to feeling a bit strange about leaving but at the same time I am excited to start all over in Laos. At least my Mandarin Chinese won't go to waste as China's only a bus ride away and I've made some Chinese friends in Vientiane.

It's back to school again! I've hired a Lao language tutor. Some of my friends on SZ know that I enjoy studying languages and one can never speak enough of them IMHO.

Can't wait to give alms to the monks every morning and visit them at the temple.

My buddies can expect a postcard although those in the US will have to wait several weeks before receiving theirs (remember last time?) but that's out of my hands. Just be patient.

Now hoping that I make it to Laos in one piece. My time on SZ might diminish somewhat but I'll still be around (sorry about that: i mean, still being around).

Taike
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#200229 - 04/16/07 04:58 AM Re: OT: I'll be gone for a while...
tony mads usa Offline
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Taike ... I wish you and your family the very best ...
t.
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#200230 - 04/16/07 05:04 AM Re: OT: I'll be gone for a while...
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Godspeed, my friend. Check in as soon as practical.

chas
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#200231 - 04/16/07 05:15 AM Re: OT: I'll be gone for a while...
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Good luck with the move Taike. I hope all goes well and wish the best for you and your family.

Squeak
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#200232 - 04/16/07 05:24 AM Re: OT: I'll be gone for a while...
ianmcnll Offline
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Good luck and all the very best of well wishes to you and your family.

Have a safe journey,

Ian

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#200233 - 04/16/07 06:03 AM Re: OT: I'll be gone for a while...
zuki Offline
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Registered: 09/20/02
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T -

Great news to be reunited with your family. I enjoyed conversation on the infamous "Fran" forum for a while too - those were fun times.

Keep in touch.

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#200234 - 04/16/07 06:58 AM Re: OT: I'll be gone for a while...
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Good Luck to you my friend!!

Be safe

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#200235 - 04/16/07 07:14 AM Re: OT: I'll be gone for a while...
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Best wishes to you and your family. Nothing can be better that to be reunited with loved ones. God bless you.

Cass Pawlowski
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#200236 - 04/16/07 07:32 AM Re: OT: I'll be gone for a while...
captain Russ Offline
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Loc: Lexington, Ky, USA
We're all so happy for you, and look forward to continuing our friendship and the stmulating exchange of ideas and philisophy.

Best personal regards to you and family.


Russ

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#200237 - 04/16/07 09:20 AM Re: OT: I'll be gone for a while...
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Loc: Levittown, Pa, USA
great news Taike..Don't be away long..Tell your wife I said hello..
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#200238 - 04/16/07 12:35 PM Re: OT: I'll be gone for a while...
freddynl Offline
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Registered: 11/17/99
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Loc: netherlands
Goede reis en doe voorzichtig.
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#200239 - 04/16/07 01:58 PM Re: OT: I'll be gone for a while...
Tom Cavanaugh Offline
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Loc: Muskegon, MI
We are happy for you Taike. Good luck and let us know how things are going.

Tom
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#200240 - 04/16/07 05:58 PM Re: OT: I'll be gone for a while...
Uncle Dave Offline
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Registered: 12/01/99
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Loc: Philadelphia Pa, USA
God Bless ya, Taike ! Stay close to the family. That's what counts !
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#200241 - 04/17/07 04:44 AM Re: OT: I'll be gone for a while...
Taike Offline
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Registered: 03/28/02
Posts: 2674
Loc: Taiwan-Laos-China
Thank you, Tony Mads, Chas, Squeak, Ian, Zuki, Dnj, Cass, Captain Russ, Fran, Freddy, Tom and Uncle Dave. I appreciate your kind words and blessings for a safe trip.

My flight will be in the wee hours of Friday morning (Taiwan time). What should be a 3.5 hr flight (no longer direct flights from Taipei to Vientiane...real bummer) will take now 10 hours (4 hour transit at Ho Chih-Minh Airport, short one at Pnom Penh Airport and than my final destination, Vientiane, Laos. Arrival time is 5:05PM so just in time for dinner.

A few more days and I'll be with my loved ones. What more can one wish for?

Nou, Freddy, nu maar hopen dat de piloot ook voorzichtig zal zijn. De laatste paar maanden heb ik van enkele gevallen gelezen waar de piloot dronken was.

Taike
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#200242 - 04/17/07 10:47 AM Re: OT: I'll be gone for a while...
richard_shiflet Offline
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Registered: 02/25/04
Posts: 172
Loc: Greenwood, SC -USA
Taike,

I'm glad you'll be with your wife and new baby again soon. That's what matters most, but don't forget about us.

All the best to you and your family

Richard

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#200243 - 04/17/07 04:39 PM Re: OT: I'll be gone for a while...
mikeathome1 Offline
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Registered: 08/23/04
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Loc: Syracuse NY
Congratulations!
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#200244 - 04/17/07 11:20 PM Re: OT: I'll be gone for a while...
Taike Offline
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Registered: 03/28/02
Posts: 2674
Loc: Taiwan-Laos-China
Thank you, Richard and Mike.

Richard, my "new" baby? It's my first! I'll have some major explaining to do should my wife ever read this.

Two more nights...
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#200245 - 04/19/07 04:31 AM Re: OT: I'll be gone for a while...
Taike Offline
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Registered: 03/28/02
Posts: 2674
Loc: Taiwan-Laos-China
My last night in Taiwan...

OK! Now I'll shut up for about a week or so. Thanks again for all those that took the time to wish me and my family well.
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#200246 - 04/19/07 05:52 AM Re: OT: I'll be gone for a while...
Magica Alfa Offline
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Registered: 05/26/06
Posts: 259
I wish you nice trip and all good to you and yours.

Magica Alfa

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