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Adoption Journal: Emmaline

All times are in China Time (UTC/GMT-8). For reference, Pacific Standard Time is 16 hours behind.

Please note: the most recent posts are listed first. For a full sense of our adoption travel experience, go to the bottom of the page and work your way upwards.

Welcome to Emmaline Anne Ding's adoption website. This blog details our family's adoption of this beautiful little girl from China in 2005. While the focus of the blog is to record our trip to China, you can also find more about her adoption by clicking on the links to the right.

Thursday, October 27, 2005

Waiting at SFO for our plane

Well, here we are at the airport waiting for our 1:30am flight. We got here at 8pm, even though the Singapore Air checkin counter wasn't supposed to open until 9:55pm, since we didn't have pre-assigned seating and we wanted to sit together. Fortunately, they actually checked us in at 8:45pm. As it turned out we were the first ones and we managed to get the seating arrangement we wanted (4 seats in middle section and one across the aisle).

Now it's 10:30pm and we're tucked away in a corner with the kids watching Finding Nemo on my laptop. They're up later than they've ever been. *grin* And me blogging from my Treo PDA, he he.

Well 3 hours til takeoff to Hong Kong... with Matthew laying on his pillow with Mommy (still watching) and Andrew couched cozily in his car seat / stroller.

'Til next time (Lord willing, from across the ocean)...

UPDATE at 11:42pm: Managed to connect my laptop to the internet via bluetooth connection with my Treo. Hence the photo accompanying this blog entry. Geekish celebrations. =-) In spite of nearly 2 more hours before take-off...


  • At 3:19 AM, Anonymous Eric said…

    Hah! Leave it to my brother to kill time by nerding it out at SFO... :) The kids watch movies, my brother plays with Bluetooth and his laptop.

    Of course, I'm just saying all this cuz I have neither Bluetooth nor a laptop on which to watch DVD's. :)

  • At 6:24 AM, Blogger Eileen said…

    I'm so excited to follow your journey! (I'm also with AWAA.)

  • At 7:28 PM, Blogger Samuel David said…

    Wow, Evers you get the techie blog of the month! I've never heard of another blogger posting an entry while waiting onboard the airplane (for an International Flight)and with two little kids up past their bedtime, no less.
    Lets give him a hand folks, (clap, clap, clap)

  • At 6:54 PM, Blogger Evers said…

    Someone expressed concern that I'd allow my children to watch Finding Nemo. My guess is this is because of its not-so-subtle typical Disney message: "no ill deed by a child is really his fault, and no sin will suffer any lasting consequences."

    Let me try to allay those fears a notch by pointing out that I'm well aware of those valid criticisms, and we've never actually let the kids watch the entire movie unsupervised and unedited. If they could describe Nemo, my guess is they'd simply say, "Oh that's the movie with the jellyfish and the turtles!" IOW, we pretty much skip 50% of the movie; and so the plotline itself is insignificant and unknown to them.

    Call it a glorified aquarium screensaver. =-) Sweet computer graphics, that's for sure.

    And yes, call me a 'certified geek.' Though by whom, it's hard to say (does my alma mater giving me a B.S. in Electrical Engineering & Computer Science count for starters?).


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