Monthly Archives: July 2008

An End-of-Term Party

               The past three days has had me busy preparing for a class party.             At the end of every term, I think it’s a nice idea to have a gathering of my classmates in my home as a … Continue reading

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Swimming Lessons at Meng Zhui Wan Swimming Complex

             This week has been the first week of vacation for most students.  So, what exactly do Chinese kids do to keep busy in the summer?  Well, a number of parents enroll them in swimming lessons.  One of my … Continue reading

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On The Banks of the Yangtze

  In his 1950’s novellette, Travels with Charlie, the writer John Steinbeck details his encounters with ordinary folk as he and his curly-haired poodle, Charlie, make their way in a camper along the backroads of America.  I always think of … Continue reading

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