Tag Archives: ShenZhen

low blood sugar

[This happened last spring 2014–scariest moment in China aside from this pickpocket experience.] Last night I had a choco McFlurry and a small snickers for dinner. I woke up this morning debating school breakfast or an Americano from Starbucks. I … Continue reading

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Mature Vinegar &Dumplings

I live in Dafen ‘Oil Painting Village.’ I often remark to David what fun it is to live here because we’re ‘surrounded’ by art–supplies, paint, brushes, finished art, trashed art, defaced art, copy art, art. To which David scoffs because … Continue reading

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Turtle City

David and I met in Dongmen for Valentine’s Day, to wander and enjoy fifty degree weather. [Dongmen is a shopping street in Shenzhen, you can probably find anything in this area. People will say, ‘if you haven’t been to Dongmen … Continue reading

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Ode to my Tevas

I found you on clearance at a shopping mall. A shopping mall whose glory rose in 1997 and blew tumbleweeds by 2006. 2006 when I found my dear sweet Tevas on clearance for $29.99. I bought you in May of … Continue reading

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Fear &Loathing in Shenzhen’s Sun Yat-sen Cardiovascular Hospital

Last year I noticed my ‘ticker’ seemed off. & after a US doctor made it sound like, life or death, she wrote a referral for an EKG. To which a lady in a clinic said, ‘you think you can just … 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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Happy National Day!

National Day is equivalent to our Fourth of July however in China you get 7 days off..and then have to work 7 straight days for having a holiday. David and I woke up at at the dawn’s crack to fangsheng..then … Continue reading

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2nd Grade>Middle School

I teach second grade and the students are the most adorable things I have ever seen. I started teaching about 4 days after my plane landed! Not so easy but very easy because I came to realize all you do … Continue reading

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4 months later…

Last week I flew into Hong Kong. Never take a 16 hour flight/always take a 16 hour flight. Reason: Grueling, positively grueling, even the unlimited Courvoisier I was able to drink for free would not put me to sleep. Even … Continue reading

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“People Mountain, People Sea”

I miss having “personal bubbles.” Back home if someone invaded our bubble something was seriously wrong. Here that does not exist. Chinese people are extremely hands on. When having a conversation they will slap your back or arm — all … Continue reading

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