Category Archives: China

The Great Hitchhiking Adventure

I was alone yet again. There were still no available beds in Queenstown (check out this blog post about my first couchsurfing experience) and I was without a car. My accommodation options were limited to sleeping under a bridge or … Continue reading

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The Most Inspirational Post You’ll Ever Read

When life gives you lemons, make lemonade. Always give 110%. Never, ever give up… …except when things get too hard. Then by all means, you should probably give up. That’s a (not so difficult) decision that I made during a … Continue reading

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I Thought A Thought

Since I’m traveling by myself, I have a lot of time to think about life, love, family, and any other random thought that inevitably comes to mind. Here’s a small taste what it’s like to be in my head. Take … Continue reading

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Lunch With Yohi

As a last-minute effort to improve my Korean, I have been meeting with a Korean girl named Yohi.  She’s been living in China for about 8 years with her mother and father, and will go back to Korea next year.  … Continue reading

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Missed Appointment

One of the sweetest students in class 5 invited me out to lunch about three weeks ago.  Not feeling well, I declined but promised that we’d go the next week.  Then today after class, he ran after me and said, … Continue reading

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5 v. 5 Football Tournament

I played in a football tournament last weekend with my friend, Shone, and her women’s team.  There were five teams in the tournament and we were the only women’s team.  Going into it, I didn’t have high hopes for our … Continue reading

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Hospital Visit

For the past week, I’ve had this terrible cough that keeps me up at nights.  I wake up coughing and sometimes it’s so bad that I can’t breathe and I start gagging.  Since it’s been such a long and I … Continue reading

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Some Apologies From A student From Class 7 Beihuan Middle School

Class 7 is usually my best, most well-behaved class.  I love going to that class every week and we always have such a great time together.  But last week they were loud, disrespectful, and rude.  It was quite a shock … Continue reading

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Happy Fruit

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In class this week, I’ve been teaching the students about haikus.  I assumed that this would be easy since they wouldn’t have to do any rhyming, but I was wrong.  They understood what syllables were but had a difficult time … Continue reading

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