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About connieinchina

I have been in the Asia region for 18 years as an English language teacher. 13 of those have been spent with the Amity Foundation, a Chinese NGO that works in all areas of development for the Chinese people. Amity teachers are placed at small colleges throughout China as instructors of English language majors in the education field. In other words, my students will one day be English teachers themselves in their small villages or towns once they graduate. Currently, this is my second year in Guangxi Province at the 3-year college, Guangxi Normal University for Nationalities. The college is located in smalltown longzhou, 1 hour from the Vietnam border.

Last Minute Chengdu Walmart Shopping Brings Surprise

Couldn’t resist this parting Chengdu entry as I am about ready to head off to Luzhou. After an early morning swim at 6:30 a.m., I hightailed it back to my area for a Walmart stop-in. Butter was needed, the last … Continue reading

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Holiday Ended: Heading Back to Luzhou

It’s time. Hard to believe my Golden Week is about over. Tomorrow, I head back to Luzhou to start up my teaching once again on Monday.  While it’s been nice to get away, the dreaded part of this 1-week off … Continue reading

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Golden Week in Full Swing

After only meeting with my freshmen students for 2 weeks, suddenly it’s holiday time. We are on holiday at the moment for a full week commemorating the founding of the PRC on Oct. 1, 1949.  This is what is known … Continue reading

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I’ve been through several earthquakes during my lifetime, each one causing my nerves to rattle a little more as the severity increased. The first experienced was in my hometown (Marshall, IL) when I was 9.  The house shook and I … Continue reading

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Back in China: Starting the School Year Right

I’ve been back in Luzhou for a full 2 weeks now, and it’s been busy! My first week was spent getting over jet lag and also putting together my textbooks for my seniors.  I compile all my own materials so … Continue reading

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Heading Back to China

It’s time! After 11 weeks of being in the US, including 8 weeks of driving about the countryside backroads and Interstates of Illinois, I am heading back to Asia.  I met so many wonderful people and thoroughly enjoyed sharing stories … Continue reading

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Back again! Reporting from America

It’s been quite some time since updating my website. Computer problems and then just being extremely busy during the Spring school semester delayed my blog reports.  The computer has now been replaced as of 3 days ago (Best Buy to … Continue reading

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