Monthly Archives: April 2010

Amity Update on the Qing Hai Earthquake

              Now that two weeks have passed, not many are hearing much about the Qing Hai earthquake on the news, both in China and also in the States.  I wondered how relief efforts were going on, especially from the … Continue reading

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Our First English Singing Contest

              All day Saturday, the English Association volunteers we busy at work preparing for our first English language singing contest.  They had banners to display, backdrops to finish and runways to set up.  They had red carpet to put … Continue reading

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Remembrance of Those in the Qing Hai Earthquake

  No Singing on Campus               Wednesday marked the 7th day since the devastating 6.9 earthquake struck the Tibetan region, Yushu (pronounced you – shoo), of Qinghai Province.             To honor and remember those who died and are now … Continue reading

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News of the Qing Hai Earthquake and Relief Efforts

  What News of Earthquake Emergency Relief?  UMCOR in Action               Those who are United Methodists will be pleased to hear about our UMCOR  efforts (United Methodist Committee on Relief) via The Amity Foundation.  Amity staff with supplies  reached … Continue reading

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Bits and Pieces from The Week

  A Much-Needed Rain               Sunday and Monday had us roasting.             Temperatures soared into the 90s with the humidity so high that stickiness was everywhere.  Dampened clothes sagged, papers and books grew limp, dormitory and apartment walls dripped … Continue reading

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Honey Bee Observations in China

               It’s happened several days in row now.             After class, on my return to my apartment building, I’ve come across a honey bee or two lying on the sidewalk.  On one occasion, it was a death.  On the … Continue reading

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Easter and Tomb Sweeping Festival: A Time to Honor the Dead

               Three years ago, the Chinese government decided to shorten the 5-day May Holiday (Labor Day)  and mix in a few 1-day holidays dispersed throughout the year.             One of these added holidays was Qing Ming Jie, or Tomb Sweeping … Continue reading

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