I'm preparing to move to Inner Mongolia. Somebody once set a real-time thread up for when I survived CELTA a couple of years ago. That resulted in a real-time journal of the process. I thought I'd do the same with my upcoming move.. Here's a brief time line: early March - I expect to hear the results of my teaching evaluation. I learn that I won't have a new contract next month. early March - A recruiter puts me in touch with a school in Mongolia. I agree to come. mid-March - I don't hear from them for over a week, and conclude that they've changed their minds. mid-March - I apply and try out and make the grade at a great school in Bangkok. I tell Mongolia I won't be coming after all. late March - Mongolia informs me that they weren't able to contact me for a few days and ask me not to change my mind. late March - I decline the position in Bangkok. yesterday - I fill out a form for Chinese immigration today - I take passport photos and scan them and send them to Inner Mongolia. I should receive a contract soon. My wife and I both need to get our medical exams. From here, it should be micro posts whenever there's a development (trip to embassy, hospital, etc.) I'll continue it until something goes wrong and we don't go, or until we return to Bangkok.