Monthly Archives: November 2007

Growth Report

Our adoption agency requested an update on Chenghua last week. Within less than a week, they returned to us with some new measurements and basic development information. For the measurements: Height: 85cm (33.5 inches) Weight: 12kg (26.5 pounds) All of … Continue reading

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Fluenz Mandarin For Mac: Escaping the Tone Mark Palette

Even though I like Fluenz Mandarin and their approach to language learning, a few glitches in this relatively young software have been a bit frustrating. All of them can be ignored, save one. The software requires you to type Pinyin … Continue reading

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No LOA but Some Progress

Julie from Dillon called today and told me that they had requested an update on Chenghua today. She also said that we could go ahead and apply for our Visa’s with an entry date of December 28, 2007. Visa’s are … Continue reading

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Entering Pinyin on a Mac

Pinyin is a romanized writing system for Mandarin Chinese. It uses the English alphabet with 4 symbols, typically placed above key vowels, to denote the tone of the syllable. Using it is the only way I’ve been able to learn … Continue reading

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Still Waiting

For those who don’t know, we’re now moving into the average range of wait for the process we’re moving through. This means that our Letter of Acceptance (LOA) could come any day now which would put us within 2 months … Continue reading

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