Category Archives: Soccer

Still In Chiang Mai (But I’m Alive!)

I finally gave in. I happily said goodbye to my $4 per night hostel in exchange for a hotel with a private room. I was tired of waking up in the middle of the night covered in sweat, then groggily stumbling … Continue reading

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Chillin’ Out Maxin’ Relaxin’ All Cool

Sometimes I crack myself up with my blog titles and this title is certainly no exception. If you get the reference, then you definitely grew up in the ’90s. It’s almost been a full week since I landed in Chiang … Continue reading

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You Can Always Sleep Later

I’m exhausted. The kind of exhausted where I fall asleep during a 3-minute train ride, where my eyes are so heavy that I’m unsure if I’ll have the energy to get up to brush my teeth, where thoughts of a … 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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Kickball

Every week, I teach extra “English Corner” classes to Grade 1 and 2 after school.  These classes are for the kids who really want to improve their oral English and they usually have the best English in their classes. I … Continue reading

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Soccer, The Beihuan Middle School Way

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3 v. 3 Soccer Tournament

I was invited to play in a 3 v. 3 soccer tournament in Nanshan, a neighboring district.  I signed up to play with a women’s team with a women I met earlier last year.  It turns out that only one … Continue reading

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People Can Change…

…I however, am not one of those people. I played soccer last Friday with some of my students after school.  I tried to go easy on the kids and pass the ball to the ones that weren’t getting the ball … Continue reading

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Fatties

I showed this picture to my students while telling them a little about me.  This is a picture of me and 3 of my teammates at the 2009 National Championships in Arizona.  The Oregon Ducks were awarded 2nd place in … Continue reading

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Luohu Commercial City

Friday was a huge day of shopping for me.  Instead of going to the usual place (Dongmen), I went to Luohu Commercial City.  I was told that it has a lot of great souvenirs and that a lot of foreigners … Continue reading

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