Pack It Up, Pack It In, Let Me Begin

It isn’t a beginning, just a bonne continuation!  After more than five years in Shenyang, we will soon be packing it up and in, and moving on to the next part of our simple adventure.  In August, we will be making our lives in South Carolina again.

In honor of the sorting, saving, tossing and packing that will happen over the next couple of months, we present some images, and their informative, somewhat sarcastic descriptions, of the Shenyang moving methods.  Enjoy these not so random photos that we’ve seen over the years in this big city.  Not to worry – I’m sure Asian Tigers will take our move in a slightly different direction.

There will be other posts/diatribes about the move and our experiences, perhaps to include a short synopsis of ordering rabies vaccine on Taobao because the government vet office wouldn’t give us the vial label for the health certificates, and a list of possible reasons why T insists on keeping said rabies in our refrigerator long after their labels have been put to use.  I think you can also expect to read a list of what we will miss (i.e., so many beautiful people) and will not miss (i.e., why does my bathroom always smell like cabbage?).

Change is not a bad thing, just difficult sometimes.  I am comforted knowing there are smiling faces and beautiful places all over the world.  We are lucky to know so many.  See you on the flip side.

For our original 2011 post on the incredible ways they move stuff in Shenyang, check out Push, Pedal, Pull.

To revisit the Irish heritage in rap music’s 1992 hit, “Jump Around” by House of Pain, click here.

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I started this blog in 2010 as we prepared to move to Shenyang China. Since coming back to the US in 2015, my writing has been less consistent. Trying to find a voice here...

One thought on “Pack It Up, Pack It In, Let Me Begin”

  1. Oh Julie, yet another wonderful post! I will really miss your ability to capture the spirit of Shenyang and China. The worst part of staying is watching all of our friends leave. Of course we are happy and excited for everyone, but we’ll miss you all the same. I look forward to your next adventures!!

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