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    1234mil17
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    crunch time

    Post by 1234mil17 on 14/08/13, 08:25 am

    Hi chris ,i agree about school fees, but we are having to send our boy to boarding school, as wife heard the local school (100yrds from our house) was not very good , so now it costs 17000 a year for boarding , and he still comes home every weekend mil
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    Re: Crunch Time

    Post by HSV068 on 09/09/13, 12:32 pm

    Well it has been almost a month since we started this exercise, I must admit, Joe has bitten the bullet, and is improving every week.
    We paid 900rmb for 10 hours one on one tuition, which is now completed, and plan to buy another block of 10 hours, of course the school would like this open ended, but not the way I do things.
    He has been getting himself by bus from school to english class by the 7 pm appointment on Friday, for the 2 hours a week, having food beforehand, or coming here to eat after, which is good because I can see what they are working on.
    However I have told him, he misses just 1 and it's all over, but yes, he can knuckle down, which as I have said has surprised me.
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    Re: Crunch Time

    Post by Chris Seaborn on 09/09/13, 09:33 pm

    I'm happy for all three of you Roger, you've done the right thing and you're getting a response. Perhaps threats should be eased off now and offer a bit of praise and encouragement? If it works out it can only be an advantage to your relationship. I can remember my wife saying to me, before we were married, ' What ever you give me I will return 10 times'. She has been good to her word and has been emulated by our daughter too. In saying that though, most people respond to kindness, support and love. OMG! I sound like a, 'Dear Dorthy Dix'! Sorry Roger, not intended

    Cheers mate,
    Chris.
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    Re: Crunch Time

    Post by HSV068 on 22/12/13, 04:57 am

    HSV068 wrote:Well it has been almost a month since we started this exercise, I must admit, Joe has bitten the bullet, and is improving every week.
    We paid 900rmb for 10 hours one on one tuition, which is now completed, and plan to buy another block of 10 hours, of course the school would like this open ended, but not the way I do things.
    He has been getting himself by bus from school to english class by the 7 pm appointment on Friday, for the 2 hours a week, having food beforehand, or coming here to eat after, which is good because I can see what they are working on.
    However I have told him, he misses just 1 and it's all over, but yes, he can knuckle down, which as I have said has surprised me.

    Unfortunately, Joe's concentration span is quite short, and he slipped back into just being a 12 year old boy, so now the decision has been made, he will NOT be coming to Australia.
    Discussion with Jin has been very detailed as to why, with no backlash apart from a very quiet house for a day, she can see how he would be overwhelmed with what he would be required to complete, learn english, plus the catch up school work, plus keeping up with the normal lessons.

    Once we are settled, I have said we would organize a holiday to come over and have a look around, see his mum etc,
    he has been told the plans and is a bit happier now it is all sorted, actually seemed quite relieved, job sorted, cheers

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    Re: Crunch Time

    Post by 1234mil17 on 22/12/13, 05:52 am

    Hi Roger, job sorted lol i would not be to sure about that if i was you lol you dealing with chinese Smilebut hope it does work out for you Mil
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    Re: Crunch Time

    Post by handyal on 22/12/13, 07:43 pm

    He will be happier to stay with his friends, but what about Jin?

    I think your going to have problems ahead Roger.
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    Re: Crunch Time

    Post by HSV068 on 24/12/13, 06:14 am

    Only time will tell on that one, Al

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    Re: Crunch Time

    Post by Elephantbleu on 24/12/13, 05:25 pm

    I hope you and Jin will be fine, and life long together Smile

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    Re: Crunch Time

    Post by luckysteve on 16/01/14, 03:25 pm

    Hi Roger and Jin Smile.

    I apologise for my late reply .

    I just hope everything works out for you all .

    Steve and Li Li Very HappySmile .

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