Monthly Archives: October 2012

Slop vs. 40%

Slop: My first encounter with ‘slop,’ happened in the first school I taught at, two years ago, Longhua Middle School. Lunch consisted of sifting through vegetables and bits of meat avoiding as much bone as possible. Once during lunch, a … Continue reading

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Emily Post’s, ‘Etiquette’

Inside a park, not so crowded, David and I had a hike. Considering the amount of people in China, this park was fairly secluded. At different points David and I were lone climbers. We rested at a pagoda, us being … Continue reading

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Butterfly Wing

Between the dusted and broken sidewalk I found a butterfly wing–on the walk home. Fly was no longer attached to its wing but wing wanted to get away from me, all the same. Wind blew it so. Road to home, … Continue reading

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Fifteen Means of Transport.

-Eight Day Holiday- -Four days spent in another province/another city — Guilin. Guilin is ~350 miles from Shenzhen. Two days were spent on transportation alone. 1. Shenzhen – Guilin: We arrived at our bus station twenty minutes before departure–8:20PM. We … Continue reading

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Twelve Hours on a Farm

We ascended the bus and I was awestruck. Faces stared in bewilderment both ours and theirs/sized each other up/sized each other down. Faces were: leathery weathered wrinkled tanned all smiles twinkling eyes gorgeous teeth bearded At first sitting, a little … Continue reading

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