Monthly Archives: October 2021

A Former 小朋友 (Little Friend, i.e. Child): A Tale of “Never Give Up”

My teaching placement in the far south of China (2009-2011) had me teaching in a very small town called Longzhou at Guangxi Normal University for Nationalities. A majority of my students were of one of the ethnic minority groups in … Continue reading

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A Rare Occasion

“How many rainbows have you seen in your lifetime?”“Do you remember your first rainbow? Can you tell us the story?” Yesterday, I placed these questions, along with two pictures, in a new WeChat group I now belong to. A former … Continue reading

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Hopeful News of China’s Relaxing Entry of Foreigners into the Country

As always, my days are spent trolling the Internet for signs that China will start moving away from their Zero-Covid policies and enter into a resignation that opening up to us “regular” foreigners (returning overseas teachers and students, even tourists) … Continue reading

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An Earthquake Security Check

“Hey, Bruce!” I typed into my WeChat message to my Chinese colleague, “Bruce” Liu, yesterday. “Sorry to bother you again but have you checked on my apartment yet? I just want to make sure the recent earthquake didn’t do any … Continue reading

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“We’ve created a monster!” My Mom’s Latest Newspaper Column

Walk With Me—October 2021 by Priscilla Wieck I had planned to resume this column in September but somehow September slipped away. I am writing this at the end of that month and you will be reading it in October so … Continue reading

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