Monthly Archives: December 2012

Reports of Christmas Put on Hold for . . .A Wedding!

            I’m sorry to say that Christmas reports and photographs of a wonderful Chinese church worship service will have to wait until later.  It’s going on midnight at present and tomorrow morning, after giving my last oral exam,  I’m taking off for … Continue reading

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Coming Up to Christmas Day

          With the countdown to Christmas Day comes bits and pieces of the last few days.  Let me fill you in on the happenings from along the Yangtze River.  Choir Rehearsals in Full Swing          From the last entry, you are … Continue reading

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Our Chinese Church Choir: “But they don’t sound Western!”

            My Thursday evening class ended on a high note, with my first year students enjoying our yearly Christmas symbol bingo game.  Candy as prizes sent them excitedly to the front of the room to receive their goodies and then take the … Continue reading

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Our Foreign Teachers’ Christmas Photo Session

          Every holiday season in China, I’ve had a photo taken of me in all my Christmas splendor and presented every student a picture as their Christmas present.  For 10 years, my photo was always with Little Flower, my dog.  But for 2012, she is … Continue reading

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Christmas in the Foreign Teacher’s Home

           As is my custom, Christmas decorating goes overboard in my apartment in China.  Every year, 5 boxes of decorations are hauled down from their resting place on top of the wardrobe and unpacked for display.  Wall hangings, stockings, light strands, … Continue reading

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Christmas in the Chinese Classroom

       Two weeks ago, all of my 8 English major classes (1st, 2nd and 3rd years) enjoyed learning about the Christmas story as the first installment took place for our Christmas culture lessons.         As always, the re-enactment brought it all to … Continue reading

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