One of the vocabulary words in my English class was the word "vanquish", as in "The Hulk vanquished his enemies!" Well, that is exactly what happened to our neighborhood train ticket office! We used to buy our train tickets here up until a couple of weeks ago... now not even the building is left standing; just a pile of rubble!
After awhile, some workers came to sift through the remains to find any recyclable parts; bricks, bits of metal, etc.; anything that can be reused!
Speaking of the word "vanquish", our rabbit has gotten HUGE! He vanquishes rabbit food, vegetables and water at an alarming rate! He is getting much faster, stronger and harder to catch, too! Look at those FEET!
Here's Jack and Sophie with our friend Amir; he had been teaching underprivileged children how to speak English near the Tibetan border which he loved. His contract ended, so now he's shopping around for more opportunities in Hangzhou. He is so good with children and our kids love him!
Peter's computer was also nearly "vanquished". During the last major construction, the indoor portion of the air conditioning unit was moved to the opposite side of the boys' room over the desk. Somehow it wasn't hooked up properly and excreted over a liter of water while it cooled their room overnight. Normally this wouldn't be much of a problem, except Peter's laptop was the recipient of the deluge! We dried it out carefully during the warm day. Tonight, we crossed our fingers and pressed the power button. Miraculously, it appears unharmed! Whew!