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Monthly Archives: March 2012

Better Music, Better Life

On two occasions music festivals were held in Zhuhai. The real awesome part was that both these events were organized by my school. I turned out, the founder of TPR English was quite the involved community member, and as his employee I got to be as well: ) His name was Simone. Yeah, he’s got … Continue reading »

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Slime, Blood, Fur, Feathers

My alarm woke me up earlier than I was used to, but on this day I needed to wake up with the fishes to check out the local fish market. Live eels, snakes, frogs, fowl, and much more, the wet market–as English speakers called it–was always an eye-opening experience for me in China. A lifetime, … Continue reading »

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Chinese Halloween

Yeah I know, folks, it’s a bit out of season, but Halloween was the next big thing for my year in China. Wanna see how they celebrate? Cool.  :) Up to this point, exploring and living and teaching in China had already been quite the life-changing experience. But because my school was so fond of … Continue reading »

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Back to School Part Two: Student Teaching

The semester was under way. I was in full swing teaching English: flinging the verbage and nounage and adjectiveage in my best Minnesotanese. And though it may seem a more boring or ordinary example of what I did in China—certainly a more regular one—this steady involvement also created an intimacy which, in turn, allowed for … Continue reading »

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Back to School Part One: Getting Schooled

Through all the honks and beeps of chaotic street traffic, past all the beautiful landscapes, the tranquility of forty-five elderly folks performing tai chi in the city square each Saturday morning, or heck, the oddity of seeing alligators for sale at the market, it was easy to forget about the most involved aspect of my … Continue reading »

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