Weekly Greeting

The 51st Friendly Greeting From Shirley, China, Sun, Aug 20, 2006

How are you? Have you had a good week? I do hope you are well and have a relaxed and easy weekend.

This week, except my projects, I used much energy to organize the company to check our business activities in the past few years to see whether there were any bribe activities ? this is something we must do as a part of work to fight against the bribe in the business field in the country.

Also, I thought much for some positive and negative news that relate to some foreigners in our city from the local newspapers and TV.

The positive news is: Shenzhen has become the first Chinese city that engages foreign pilots, we engaged 18 captains from Brazil last week and there are 40 foreign pilots in Shenzhen Airline Company now. Shenzhen also set up another new airline company with Germany this week. More and more foreigners who have good education background and wonderful culture level are coming into our city. It is not a strange thing to see a foreigner in the street in my city.

A thing that touched me very much is that a president of a multinational company from the U.S. found a common girl worker who was suffering the leukaemia in his Shenzhen branch, both of his wife and him donated their own money to help her. His company paid whole of the money to save her in the hospital, also, he has connected many places to find the suitable marrow for the girl, now, a suitable marrow from Taiwan will be replanted to the girl. Her young life will be saved and be last...

Meanwhile, many foreign companies in the city are continuing to donate money to help the disaster area in Guangdong.

The negative news is: an English teacher who is from Ghana personated him as an American or a British in different occasions. He tricked 2 girls to be his girlfriends at same time via his "English teaching" and made a girl pregnant. Another man who is from same country has got marry a Shenzhen girl, also, he made another 3 girlfriends in Shenzhen, Hangzhou and the other city at same time, and made a girl pregnant,too.

I am very uncomfortable for the terrible news, how can we allow the dregs of human being to be our "English teacher"? They are doing some thing to insult the noble reputation of teachers. Except the government should drive them out of the country at once, our educational departments have to think of some way to make more test to the people who want to be teachers...

Meanwhile, I feel quite pity for those girls who were tricked. Why were they ticked? What made their eyes to be blind? I do feel the lesson of theirs is also knocking an alarm bell for all of us -- be careful more, when we make a friend from different cultures and country.

Do you have any experience to make a foreign friend? Do you have any experience to be helped or tricked from someone from the other culture or country? What is your principle to make a foreign friend?

I am just a learner on art, music, English and the work on the web site in my free time. Anyway, I would really like to do a little bit things with what I have learned to make this little web site to beAn Electronic Bridge Of Culture Exchange, Friendship, and Language Learning. During the process to help the others and to improve myself. :-)

I do appreciate your understanding, directions and supports. I do hope to get your great help continuously now and in the coming time...

If you have any questions, comments and suggestions, please write to shirley@ebridge.cn , or shirleyz004@yahoo.com, You are welcomed to publish your opinions in the forum,too. :-)

--Shirley
Written and Edited On Sun, August 20, 2006
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