Moore also has a personal assistant assigned by the team to help her with basics like grocery shopping and getting around.
‘‘I think the success to your playing overseas really relies heavily on your translator and how well the team is able to help you adjust to them and being in a foreign country,’’ said Catchings, who also has spent time playing in Korea. ‘‘It’s definitely an adjustment. Your team and the organization becomes your family while you are over here.’’
Moore, who played in Spain last winter, also has had the benefit of having her mom with her. She came over in October and has spent most of the first two months in China, including Thanksgiving. The two have been put up in a ‘‘western-style’’ hotel for the four-month season.
‘‘It’s really been great having her around and she'll be here for Christmas,’’ Moore said. ‘‘She’s experiencing China herself.’’
Among the things Moore has learned to appreciate while being in China are some of the freedom she has in the U.S.
‘‘It’s kind of hard not having unrestricted Internet,’’ she said. ‘‘There’s certain things you can’t view. Certain liberties you don’t have. YouTube, Twitter, things like that. There are certain social medial sites. You’re so used to having access to whatever we need. It’s different that way.’’
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