Monthly Archives: August 2010

beans and frogs, oh my.

Today I ate frogs. Something about plucking tiny pieces of frog vertebrate and gnawing the “meat” off, hoping you don’t break a tooth on the cartilage like frog bone is something to be desired. Reminded me of crabs but much … Continue reading

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Medusa Trees

There are plenty of different types of trees here. Some in particular remind me of the South in the states’ trees, Spanish Moss. There are giant trees with wispy brown “moss” looking stuff hanging off of them. I will be … Continue reading

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Long Hua

In just a matter of days the following has happened… -My friend Chris, who lives in Long Hua as well, and I strode out to the beer garden on Sunday night to meet our fellows. -We saw two Chinese people … Continue reading

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golden brown.

I am in the Guangdong Province. In the city of ShenZhen. Further located inside the district of Bao’an. Finally inside the “village” of Long Hua. I finally found myself here yesterday. I am not quite in my apartment. Apparently they … Continue reading

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Arrival in ShenZhen

ShenZhen is absolutely gorgeous. Long rolling mountains paved with reservoirs and a booming economy. We are staying at the Silver Lake Hotel and Resort. It’s nestled on a mountain and reservoir. It looks similar to the hotel in the shining … Continue reading

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Carrefour.

Last night we received our TEFL final take home exam. It took me about 2.5 hours to complete. As a break we ventured out to the Carrefour to stock up on snacks for the train ride. It was similar to … Continue reading

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China’s got talent

Currently, I am fighting a cold. I am healing myself and readying myself for the 26 hour train ride to Shenzhen. I would prefer not to be sick during that time. I took a few pictures of my kids today. … Continue reading

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but oh the smell of burnt…

I tried a fried cicada and starfish this evening. Starfish was incredibly fishy. Fried fishy. Cicada was okay tasted like juicy potato chip. I felt sick afterwards so I came home. My jetlag has finally subsided. I rode on a … Continue reading

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gonggong qiche

New favorite word, “gonggong qiche.” Public Bus. It’s also a slang term for a tart. Chinese children are adorable. Slits in their trousers. No diapers, except for the tiny babies who can’t run around and cause trouble. Today a child … Continue reading

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Beijing[r]

Just went out with my new friend Garrett in Beijing we found skewered lamb the metro, starbucks and a construction bank! Could have died when a car almost ran us over. [not even kidding] The drivers are terrifying here. So … Continue reading

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