Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Snubbed

Today at kindergarten, Rebecca's class was having an 'Outside Fun Day' because they weren't able to have a class field trip this year. We had gotten the notice last week and she seemed really excited and asked me to go (parents were invited as well). I filled out my leave request, got ready in the morning, all set to go, and what does she say? "I want to go all by myself." In other words, I don't need you at my school, Mommy. Go to work, please.

I told her she hurt my feelings - but really, I am a little proud of her. She's gaining her independence and she is starting to be more of a big girl every day. Congratulations, my little kindergarten graduate!



Monday's Kindergarten Graduation Presentation with blue medal for "Perfect Behavior"

Tuesday, May 18, 2010

My Love Princess


Making mommy and daddy's bed

Tuesday, May 4, 2010

The Technical Part

There are explanations on RQ on how to use the search engine to find the pictures.
Here my 'twist' on it. Instead of translating to English, I do the whole thing in Chinese, and no, I can't read Chinese.
  1. Go to http://www.baidu.com/
  2. Click on the link right after MP3 图 片
    This means perform an image search (you'll see the address bar on the top of your browser will change to http://image.baidu.com/)
  3. On my child's documents, I copied and pasted the name of her SWI that was in Chinese characters. I'm assuming that your referral file contained electronic documents. If not, you'll have to do a lookup of your child's orphanage in Chinese characters, and then copy and paste.
  4. Click on baidu's search button.
  5. You'll see the images show up in gallery format, but this is probably not the quickest way to weed your way through them. Click on the first image. The image will display. Now use the right hand navigator to click through them. If you get your mouse in just the right place, you can click through them very quickly.
  6. To save pictures to your computer, right click and 'Save Picture As'.
  7. Since most of the pictures are part of a press release, I would like to save the narrative that comes with the picture (the translations are laughable and maybe one day I can have a native speaker give us a better explanation of the article.) The URL where the pictures exist are located on the top right part of the page. You can either print off the web page or save it electronically to PDF.

The funny and sad part of this is that you might not recognize your own kid in earlier pictures of him or herself!

The Power of the Internet

There is a post on RQ about finding your child's picture through baidu.com, an internet search engine. Then I got a post on Facebook (thanks, Laurie) that there are definitely more pictures of Rebecca. So, here's what I found:

http://www.zswoman.net/index.php?op=view&id=720
2nd from left (first row)

http://www.zsnews.cn/zt/2005boaoluntan/showcontent.asp?id=644751
3rd from right (first row)

http://www.zsnews.cn/newspaper/showcontent.asp?id=623926
and
http://www.zsnews.cn/News/2006/06/18/572767.shtml
sitting on women’s lap with arms up (don’t miss roller derby girl before that)

http://www.zsmz.gov.cn/mzfc/news_show.asp?id=2988
purple outfit, front left

http://www.zsnews.cn/Backup/2009/06/01/1115132.shtml
third picture down (dancing in middle in pink shirt)

Possible?
http://mail.zsrb.cn/ZT/ZSHSZ/2005/12/23/535065.shtml
second from right on swing

Not Rebecca, but must-see pictures:

http://www.zsnews.cn/Society/2006/12/19/613446.shtml