Monthly Archives: October 2009

October Activities: English Center and Halloween

  A Visit To the English Center               It was a fair hike to the 6th floor of Teaching Building No. 1.             A small crowd followed behind me as we made our way up the stairwell with our … Continue reading

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Settling Into A New Home

  Getting to Know the Students               As the students appeared at my doorway last week, I ushered them in to my spacious sitting room where  they plopped themselves down on the furnishings.  This was their first visit to … Continue reading

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Return to Longzhou: The Term to Begin!

                   Friday, October 9th, saw all of China back to normal.                  The holidays were officially over.  Classrooms filled with students, the overburdened airports, train and bus stations cleared of vacationing millions, and stores cleared their shelves of mooncakes and … Continue reading

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Mooncakes Galore! Mid-autumn Festival Arrives

              Yesterday evening had me at the nearby grocery where the second floor was filled with mooncake boxes for sale.  Heaps of individually wrapped mini-mooncakes of all varieties and flavors also took up space in the specialty item selling area.  … Continue reading

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