Monthly Archives: February 2013

Back to School with an Unwanted Blemish

         This is the first  week of the semester at my college, and along with it comes the return of  the foreign teacher, Connie. Yes, it’s me with my sassy new haircut, several amazing sale outfits and a fantastically noticeable, … Continue reading

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Off to the Airport!

It’s off to the Indianapolis airport hotel area within the hour where I’ll be spending the night before heading out at 6 a.m. to begin my long journey back to China.  I will be arriving in Shanghai Tuesday afternoon, quickly changing … Continue reading

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Watching the 2013 Westminster Dog Show

            No one can deny that Americans are great animal lovers.  My Chinese colleagues, friends and students were always amazed how Little Flower played such a vital role in my overseas’ life.              When they visited, they’d gaze in wonder … Continue reading

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Chinese New Year: Embrace the “Fu” (Happiness); Beware the “Weixian” (Danger)

          China being 13 hours ahead of us here in Illinois, it’s an early Saturday night in Asia with families beginning celebrations for Spring Festival Eve festivities.  Houses have been cleaned all day to welcome in the new year … Continue reading

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Chinese New Year Tidbits

Yes, it’s that time of year again!  Chinese New Year is nearly upon us, with Chinese all over the world enjoying the special festivities of their longest holiday of the year.   February 9th  (Saturday) marks the eve of Chinese New … Continue reading

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Teacher and Student, Reunited After 21 Years

The Shanghai Airport was crowded when I exited the arrival gate for domestic flights.  So many people were standing about, holding signs for passengers or anxiously peering at faces to find  loved ones. When I usually land in Shanghai, I … Continue reading

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