Monthly Archives: September 2008

Our Long-awaited Freshmen Arrive

    Just How Hot Is It?  Darn Hot!               The past four days have seen our wide college avenue dotted with pastel-colored umbrellas, fringed in lace or edged in colorful trim.  It’s not rain students and teachers alike … Continue reading

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Luzhou: A Small Town Feel

               I had forgotten just how small and “out there” Luzhou is compared to Chengdu.               My bus ride uptown today on the 201 hugged the river, then entered the city to wind through narrow streets lined with trees.  … Continue reading

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A Mid-autumn Festival Sunday of Worship

                My Mid-autumn Festival Sunday began not with a purchase of more moon cakes, but with a great pork loin laid out carefully on the butcher’s board.              For us Christians in Luzhou, these are the perks of … Continue reading

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Reports of Connie’s Dad

              After announcing my father’s ICU hospital stay, I received a number of emails from so many of you, saying my family was in your thoughts and prayers. Thank you so much for your concern.  It has meant a … Continue reading

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A Day Of Mooncaking

              Despite the my previous entry, I actually am quite fond of Mid-Autumn Festival.  There are a variety of reasons but I’ll just explain my top three.             First of all, I chose this day as Little Flower’s birthday.  I never … Continue reading

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The Moon Cake Disposal Dilemma

  Note:  My below essay appeared in last year’s Christian Science Monitor’s Home Forum for Mid-Autumn Festival.  I share it with you today with tales and photos tomorrow of how I personally have been celebrating this upcoming special day, falling on Sept. 14 (Sunday). … Continue reading

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Happy Teachers’ Day!

                   My in-box has been filling with good wishes all day.                 “Connie, Happy teachers’ Day!  Connie, my classmates want to know where you live because we want to give you a gift. Could you please tell … Continue reading

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