Friday, December 5, 2008

My First Blog

Since we are planning the next adventures of our lives, we have decided to set up a Blog so friends and family can keep updated with our activities.

After an initial 2 month trip by Mark to China in 1988, he decided to get more deeply involved with Asia and China.

in 1989 Mark and Pat moved to Singapore. China was developing based on it's "Open Door Policy". This resulted in years of regular trips there.

Five years later, the focus changed from Asia to China exclusively, and we moved to Hong Kong.

In 1997 Hong Kong was returned to Chinese rule, and soon after the "handover", we moved to Shanghai.

During 2000, Mark's former company was sold and as a result of new job assignments, we moved to Beijing.

Now, in December 2008, we will bring our belongings back to the USA and start on a new adventure.

Hope you enjoy it and leave your comments on this blog.

Mark Fromm
05 December 2008


  1. Good Luck Mark and Pat! Look forward to the stories.

    Bob and Cory and Mia Kayser and the unknown inside of Cory!

  2. I am happy to know you in China.

    Looking forward to hearing more from your new adventures in Americas!

    Take care,

  3. if your travels bring you to Houston we have a wonderful guest room with full bath that is waiting for you! Mary and Charles Flaum

  4. Lieve Pat & Mark,

    The best of luck! May your adventures provide you with amazing encounters, sights and stories/memories.

    I look forward to your adventures (too). :-)


  5. hey guys
    all the best & good luck for the new adventures...i'm sure it'll be a blast...i think you will be so close to oz you will have to come visit me!!!!!
    love ya

  6. Mark great blog - how can I get hold of you ?

    Steve Appleton ex SAG