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  1. Oh, yes! I am NJWindow whose name is Jiro Numano. I remember this exchange of messages. But the photo in the mail you sent me yesterday did not remind me of you, Shelly Evans. Congratulations for the realization of your dream.
  2. No, I'm not. I lived in Harbin, Heilongjiang for five months last year. But now I live in Osaka, Japan, preparing again to go to Harbin for a year from the middle of August. ... In spite of location, lds in China can participate in nationwide lds services made possible by teleconferencing system.
  3. To: Sean 1427 Thank you very much for your post. Your remarks express just what I feel about many of the Latter-Day Saints in China. My first posting is what I drew out from many sentiments, spontaneous utterances I heard in the teleconference sacrament talks and testimonies. However, there are fine exceptions, of course. And the same thing can be said of many Japanese nationals, too. ... I thank you for your posting as it shows that my perception is not way off the mark.
  4. I have this book, it is good for non-English speakers, as well.
  5. Very beautiful! This seems to be rehearsal. But perfect, I am moved. I am proud to be one of the Japanese lds.
  6. I am interested in the life(lives) of lds in the UK, too. I have visited an lds ward once in Shefield a few years ago.
  7. I would rather liken him to be Ammon who served a king and his people of Lamanites. Ambassador Huntsman has a Chinese name and adopted a Chinese orphan and reared her. He seems to be well received by Chinese media and citizens.
  8. Interesting! I think he is doing his part very well. I saw an article of his and his family's visit to his adopted daughter's old facility in a local net media, dong-bei wang.
  9. > I'm a current ESL teacher in China. Fascinating country, and I've loved almost every minute I've had here. Welcome! Or you are the one who welcomes me. I like your comment. I have quite a similar feeling since I came here in Harbin in August this year.
  10. Thanks very much for your comment. Welcome to the net and the forum. I am very pleased to know a person like you has great interest and enthusiasm in coming to China. I wish you the best of luck. What I would desire of you is that you try to mingle among the local people and become friends with them to open exchange relationships.
  11. The thought came to my mind after listening to two months of teleconference sacrament meeting in China. Why? It is because I noticed that almost no anecdote of exchange between US expatriates and local Chinese has been mentioned or referred to in the sacrament meeting talk or in the testimonies given. What are talked about, of people, are mostly about families back in the States, news of home wards, etc., and about co-expats here, and none else. I felt as if these people are here in China, but their topics, their minds are basically facing back toward America. And their associations are limited among co-expatriates themselves. So the comparison to the people of the Book of Mormon, where neither the Nephites nor the Lamanites mentioned the local natives at all though they moved into a new land. Writing the thought I noticed that the major reason for this is to be found in the enormous difficultness of the language, Chinese to the Westerners. But still I think it is expected of the visitors who would stay for a substantial length of time to learn and speak the local language. It is part of newcomers obligation and courtesy. And aren’t lds known for their ability to speak foreign languages? (The thought is posted in my Japanese blog NJWindow(J) dated 29 Oct. ‘09)
  12. Maya, thanks for your comment. I am willing to reply, but it takes time for me to write, about cultural aspects of China, I mean. Give me time.
  13. Thank you for your warning against the awfully cold weather here in Harbin. Your remarks frightens me. I am preparing for it bit by bit. Coldness in the long winter here is the only unfavorable thing, I am afraid.
  14. Thanks very much for the information. I listened to the four conference speakers this morning. Listening to the general conference sermons and choir singing is trully a great feast indeed, isn't it? Jiro Numano