Tag Archives: Beijing

Adventure Awaits

AYC is having its first annual photo essay and video competitions. Naturally, I entered both, because let’s face it, what else am I going to do with my time? My last post, This is Home, was my photo essay contribution, and … 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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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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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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Stuff Suzzy Says

Having a Chinese friend, especially one that speaks English fluently, can be a fantastic introduction to life and culture in China. I’ve had a few Chinese friends while in China, but none as good as Suzzy. Suzzy, after only knowing … Continue reading

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I’m Famous!!

My last week in Beijing I was interviewed by Tiffany Tan from the Chinese Daily for an article about the obsession with white skin in China. Tiffany found my capstone article Bai Fu Mei: An In Depth Look at the … Continue reading

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798

In my last few days in Beijing, Mark, Yoko and I went to 798 or Qijiuba, as pronounced in Chinese. 798 is Beijing’s hip art district, with exhibitions, cafes, shops and graffiti. I had always wanted to go to 798 when I … Continue reading

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Shuai Shuai: Homestay Visit

Last year, when I studied abroad with the Alliance for Global Education in Beijing, a few of the students opted to do a home stay. One of my classmates, Yoko, had a home stay with a 3-year-old host brother nick-named Shuai … Continue reading

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The World of Guanxi: Baijiu Edition

After working at Pulin Cambridge English School for about a week, I was invited to go to dinner with my work colleagues. I went to the school around 9pm on a Saturday, and met up with Will and the other … Continue reading

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Glorified English Babysitting

Once back from Tianjin, I met up with Will to visit his English school. While teaching English in Xi’an was a giant failure, Will’s school was looking for a morning teacher and I had nothing to do in the mornings … Continue reading

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