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Letters to Santa

Today for class, I had my Junior One students write letters for Santa. Yes, this was a cop-out, but I'm bloody tired. There's only so much jumping up and down and being all "lively" I can do in a two month period, and after Shanghai I'm still pretty beat.

It took them about ten minutes, all told, so it wasn't too bad for them. By the end of that I was back up to my usual jumping around stuff.

I spent some time at lunch reading over these letters. I got some interesting answers. "I want the world!" "I want a girlfriend!" "I want a big car!" I love these kids.

Anyway, I decided to write my own letter to Santa.

Dear Santa,

I haven't been very good this year, but I've been very brave, and I think that should count for something. I haven't packed up all my stuff and run back home, and I stopped worrying that I was going to be held up at knife point on the streets of Jiangyan. And I'm really trying to learn Chinese. That should count for something, right?

For Christmas this year, I would like:

  1. Vodka.
  2. Kaluha.
  3. A phone card that works in Jiangyan.
  4. My mom's package to arrive.
  5. Kris' letter to arrive.
  6. To know that my letters home have arrived. (There's a real letters theme here....)
  7. Vodka.
  8. A better memory.
  9. More episodes of Undergrads when I get home.
  10. Vodka.

If you can only arrange one thing, please make it Vodka.

Hugs and Kisses,


P.S. One of my students wants a girlfriend, but I think he's too young. Can you get him a plane instead?


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