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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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Thanksgiving in China

While I’m used to not going home for Thanksgiving (DC to Seattle is a long and expensive plane ride for just a few days), there’s something about being in China for Thanksgiving that makes you miss home. Almost everyone in … Continue reading

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Happy Halloween!

You never realize how much you miss American holidays and traditions until you ship yourself to a country that has never heard of them. Halloween is such a fun and interesting holiday, I wanted to bring it to all of … Continue reading

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Mooncakes Mooncakes and More Mooncakes

Happy Mid Autumn Festival Everyone! The full moon is high in the sky and I am surrounded by more mooncakes than anyone could ever eat. I just got back from a quick trip to Hong Kong to get my work … Continue reading

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