Monthly Archives: May 2008

A Chinese New Year “hong bao” Comes In Handy

              Thursday afternoon had my dresser drawer full of Chinese bills, each one 100 yuan ($14.00).  I had just been to the bank to cash travelers checks.  Friday morning, I was returning to the vet and needed to pay … Continue reading

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A Visit To The Chengdu Theological Seminary

              Yesterday, while going through pictures to post of our neighborhood pets, I came across a few photos from  the Chengdu Theological Seminary which I visited last September.  I had a short feature in a past newsletter about the seminary, but … Continue reading

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Our Lost Little One: “Little Black, Where Are You?”

  "Xiao Hei, Ni Zai Nali?"                The rain last night took its toll on homemade earthquake relief signs, glued to walls and posts around our area.  The paper peeled and curled, the carefully written characters now smeared and … Continue reading

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More Aftershock Warnings Trigger an Afternoon Anxiety Attack

                 3:30 p.m. today saw the streets, parks and apartment compounds overrun by exuberant gradeschool kids.              While students in China should have been in class at this time, another  warning hit the news:  Strong aftershocks might be coming … Continue reading

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Updates on Earthquake News

               “How’s Little Flower?” my neighbors asked upon our return today from the vet’s.             “Getting better!” I said cheerfully.  “The vet said maybe one or two more days of treatment.”             The news today for my little dog was positive, … Continue reading

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Dr. Q’s Greatest Love Animal Hospital

               Early Saturday morning, as I swiftly walked through the open doors of Chengdu’s Greatest Love Animal Hospital,  I felt a wave of relief.  Little Flower, my Chihuahua-mix pooch, had been sick all night.  But now, soon to … Continue reading

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Another Scare on a Worship of Prayer Sunday

              Sunday late afternoon was bringing our city of tents to a close.  The city government sent police to chase public park campers away.  The Sichuan University campus was being vacated of everyone sleeping outdoors.   Many fearful residents voluntarily … Continue reading

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