On May 21st, 2007 - James boarded a plane headed to Shanghia, China to begin his new job as the General Manager of Strategic Partnerships for Citigroup’s JV with Shanghai Pudong Development Bank. Unfortunately, he boarded the plane alone, leaving his wife and daughter behind as they finalized loose ends in NYC and visited family in Los Angeles before joining him in Shanghai on June 18th, 2007.

James and Annie have always loved to travel the world and had hoped to one day live and work abroad. So, when this opportunity presented itself to James, the decision was easy to make. Although James and Annie had created a wonderful life in New York, a longing to see Asia, learn Mandarin and expose their daughter, Samantha, to her heritage made this change an opportunity they could not resist.

Please follow their journey in this new chapter of their life through this blog and their website www.annieandjames.com.