Monthly Archives: June 2008

A Saturday Heatwave

              Saturday’s blue skies, sticky heat and wickedly hot sun brought everyone out of their homes.             In America, summer has us  imprisoned in the cool comforts of our air-conditioned houses.  But in Sichuan, air-conditioners still remain off.  We haven’t … Continue reading

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A Visit To Our Muslim Friends from Xinjiang Province

              This morning, I ate my last sesame seed bread roll for breakfast.  It was definitely time for another run to the best bread place in town.  This would have to be the nearest restaurant of our Muslim friends from … Continue reading

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Stories from Jason: The Olympic Torch and An Older Sister’s Worry

  The Olympic Torch Arrives Near Jason’s University             Jason’s email was full of excitement concerning the biggest event ever to hit his university town, Xining in Qing Hai Province: “Ouyun Huide Sheng Huo laile!  The Olympic Sacred Fire (Torch) … Continue reading

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“How’s Your Chong Wu ?”

              “Pet” is not a word in Chinese a language learner would know unless he or she had one.              When I first acquired Little Flower as my pet, I had to look up the word so I could … Continue reading

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A Rainy Graduation Sunday

                The all-night rain and constant drizzle for most of the day gave Sichuan University a wet day for sending off their graduates.             The graduation ceremonies had to be moved from outside to in after the first … Continue reading

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Preparations for Sunday’s Graduation

                The Sichuan University campus has been buzzing with activity all week.             Everywhere LF and I turned on our walks around the campus, we met with clusters of students pulling out from carrying bags their graduation cap-and-gown … Continue reading

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Publication of Essay: Minutes of Mourning

                 Those interested might want to check out my essay, printed today in the Home Forum of the Christian Science Monitor, a well-known international newspaper.                 If you are looking for accompanying pictures, please go to my album list where … Continue reading

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