Monthly Archives: January 2014

Why You Should Date People Who Have Studied or Lived Abroad

I recently came across an article on GoOverseas.com titled Why You Should Date A Girl Who Studied Abroad. While the article is specifically written for men, I think a lot of her points can be used to describe a wide … Continue reading

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Political and Religious Internet Censorship in China and Iran

Last spring I wrote a thesis on political and religious internet censorship in China and Iran to graduate with special honors from the Elliott School of International Affairs at GWU. Since a few people have expressed interest in the research … Continue reading

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My Husband Won’t Let Me Eat Ice Cream

Last Tuesday I acquired a Chinese husband…. just kidding. Last Tuesday morning I received a text from Lora, “All the English teachers will have buffet this evening. Would you wait at the school gate at 4:30pm?” Okay? Thanks for the … Continue reading

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Celebrating the New Year in Beijing

My first full day in Beijing, I woke up, dragged myself to Miller and Valya’s hostel and drank their tea while I waited for them to finish getting ready. We grabbed an early lunch at a small restaurant near the … Continue reading

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20 Things That Change After Living in China

This post is from a blog Wander Onwards by a girl about my age living in China named Vanessa. Her blog became wildly popular after she wrote a controversial post titled 23 Things to do Instead of Getting Engaged at … Continue reading

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My Spontaneous New Years Trip

This year, the Chinese government gave everyone Wednesday January 1st off for the Western New Year. Since I work at a boarding school, the administration wanted to give the students Thursday and Friday off as well, so that they could … Continue reading

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Happy New Year!

After my bout of Christmas food poisoning, I started to feel a little better on Monday, so I taught my afternoon classes. While my voice was still pretty much gone, I was at least able to show the first third … Continue reading

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My Not-So-Merry Christmas

For some reason Chinese people believe that Christmas Eve is a big deal. Maybe they think it’s like New Years Eve or something, I’m not quite sure. Regardless, all of the English teachers wanted to celebrate with me on Christmas … Continue reading

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