I’ve received quite a few notes asking what is my new address in Guangxi. Many of you have expressed a desire to send things on my wish list but have had no place as yet to send them.
Here you are, and I’ll be sure to include the address in every blog entry just in case you can’t find it easily enough.
Guangxi Normal University for Nationalities
125 Dushan Road
Longzhou County, Chongzuo City
P.R. of China
As a reminder, I am helping add books to an English Language Center, located on the 7th floor of the library building I’ve been told. I’m also a big fan of educational encouragement stickers (Good, well-done, excellent), which cannot be found anywhere in China. I use these as rewards on essays, prizes, gifts to teachers I visit in grade school, and as a free-for-all for my Chinese English teacher colleagues. By sharing with my colleagues, I am no longer considered the high and mighty foreigner who has all the goodies to distribute. Your sticker gifts help me work in partnership with my Chinese co-workers, not in competition with them. I consider this one of the best contributions you could make to my work as a teacher and a Christian here in China so send as many as you want!
I’ve also been starting up my collection of Christmas holiday pencils to give to each student in December for our Christmas festivities. I usually need around 400 of these. They should be seasonal, meaning sayings such as "Merry Christmas" on them or decorated with snowflakes, Christmas trees, snowmen and so forth. The glittery ones are usually the most coveted. Such pencils are usually sold in bulk at educational stores or have to be ordered via educational on-line companies.
If you need some suggestions, have questions or comments, just email! I’m always eager and grateful to help you out, especially as I’m the recipient of all the cool goodies you always send my way.
Thank you for thinking of me and, as always, Ping An (peace)!