These past few days have been busy filing paperwork and getting familiar with the company. I haven't been able to do much exploring since we are on such tight schedules going from one thing to another but I am still adapting the the new cultural setting, and have definitely enjoyed my time here thus far. The food is wonderful and cheap but it has taken some time to get use to but in the long run I know all my money will be spent on it.
On to a more exciting event, some other highlights to be noted, is that I set up a Chinese bank account so that when the time comes, my money can be deposited. As part of the process of getting my Chinese work visa, I had to get a Chinese physical. Unlike the American poke poke cough squeeze physical, the Chinese do a more in depth analysis to make sure you are clean and healthy. After filling out multiple pages information about your health which include questions asking "do you have any of the following" such as Hepatitis, fever, diarrhea in the past week or to top it off STD's. One by one you wait to speak with a nurse about any concerns in you health and enter your information into the database. After changing into robes, you are put through a series of about 8 stations that include chest x-rays, further questioning and blood work, They also set up all these wires and suction cups to your body to get more data about your health. To top it off, we were given ultrasounds. Loving the fact I was getting an ultrasound, I was trying to crack jokes to the nurse about the baby I was having. Initially I said it was a baby boy but after further review I decided it was twins! As I spoke about my happiness about the potential of being a pregnant to the nurse, she kept poking me and telling me to lay down. I really don't think that she enjoyed the experience as much as I did, but then again I'm not sure she understood since I was speaking English.