Monthly Archives: October 2013

“Guys, I Just Really Want to go to the Yogurt Festival.”

This post is a continuation of Black Market Train Tickets, where I chronicle my month-long trip through Qinghai, Tibet, Nepal, Hong Kong and Guangzhou! Back in Qinghai, Lumbum had emailed me telling us that we were visiting Lhasa during a special … Continue reading

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Black Market Train Tickets

This post is a continuation of A Chianese Engalish is a best Engalish, where I detail my month-long trip this summer to Qinghai, Tibet, Nepal, Hong Kong and Guangzhou. The next morning I woke up sunburnt and exhausted. My stomach … Continue reading

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AYC and ABC’S

If any of you want to learn more about my program, AYC or Ameson Year in China, feel free to subscribe to the monthly newsletter! A photo from my trip to Qinghai Lake was featured if you want to check … Continue reading

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Lucky Number 100: CRAZY Names for CRAZY Kids

If the title didn’t give it away, this is my 100th blog post!!! I can’t believe it has been over a year and a half since I started this blog to document my study abroad experience. Who would have thought … Continue reading

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I’m Famous!!! (Again)

The new Alliance China brochure is out and my photo of yurts in Xinjiang is featured on the cover! Check it out by clicking the link below, as well as my quote on page 12. http://issuu.com/allianceglobaled/docs/2014_ag_china_brochure_final It’s so great to … Continue reading

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#TIC

Originally posted on The Wandering Curl:
So, as with any fabulous teaching program, there is always an orientation week that your dear Curl looks ever so forward to, mainly for the social aspect, but also for the inside joke between…

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Working in a Gaokao Factory

Recently I came across an article, Chinese Cram School From Hell. This article does a great job describing the Chinese high school education system, and the immense pressure  of the gaokao test. Since I work in one of these so-called “gaokao … Continue reading

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A Chianese Engalish is a Best Engalish

Sorry for the small hiatus, I just spent the last week in Guilin and Yangshuo for the National Holiday, the Chinese equivalent of the Fourth of July.. but they get a whole week off. It was absolutely beautiful, and I … Continue reading

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