Monthly Archives: May 2012

The Yearly Southern China Plague is Upon Us

           Our heavy rains over the past few days have cooled us down immensely and caused our usually clear-watered Li River to run a muddy, ugly brown.  Along with the wet and cool come another yearly event to our remote … Continue reading

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Our School’s First (and Last) English Language Talent Contest

        Friday had our English Association members scrambling in their prep work to get ready for our school’s last English contest, not only for the school year, but for our small campus as well.              Heavy rains forced members … Continue reading

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Final Longzhou School Days announced . . . Again!

                Our English Center was filled with students yesterday when I arrived at 4:30.  There was a lot of talk about our upcoming English Talent Show contest, taking place tomorrow night.  I’ll be judging and enjoying students singing, reciting poetry … Continue reading

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Rumors Finally Put to Rest: The Longzhou School’s Final Days Announced

A Weekend Reunion              Last weekend was one of catching up and fun times with old friends.  As mentioned in the last entry, our small group of Guangxi Amity teachers was meeting up for a small reunion in Nanning.  I … Continue reading

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The Pool-in-the-Middle-of-Nowhere: A Visual Journey

           As last reported, 9 months ago I took off to find the pool-in-the-middle-of-nowhere, only to discover that it was closed.   There was my adament promise made to return in May, hopefully on opening day, to once again try my luck.             Last … Continue reading

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The Search for a Pool in Rural China

          Those who know me know that I am an avid swimmer.  Years of swim team from age 6 to university, and then continuing onward with my own daily rigid work-outs, make me somewhat of a water fanatic.                 … Continue reading

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A Student’s First Hotel Experience

          The last report had me debating the weather:  Stay in my apartment without any air-conditioning in 94-degree indoor temps  or return to Nanning for a weekend of comfort.            What can I say?  I never was one for suffering.   … Continue reading

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