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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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Downhome Dinner: Chinese Family Style

It’s your first dinner at a Chinese family’s home, be prepared for the following: Gift for your host: Bring fruit. Preferably, apples or oranges. 5-12 of them. Never bring four of anything. Chinese associate four with death. It is most … Continue reading

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Chinese Fire Drill

“There will be a fire drill at about 3:30 this afternoon. If you hear the fire alarm, please run to the school football field with students.” –Teacher informing me of the fire drill Ringing in my ears was: ‘Run to … 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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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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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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