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Note: I am currently enjoying some vacation time in America with my mom in Marshall, IL. The semester has been crazy-busy, which has made me a bit lax on postings. Let me update you a bit on some happenings from China, … Continue reading
Today is a holiday, Qing Ming Jie, or Tombsweeping Festival. Many families for the next 3 days will be traveling to the countryside to visit grave sites of family members. They’ll clean the area, place incense and offerings of fruit … Continue reading
I’ve had two great Easter celebrations: One in the classroom with my students, explaining to them the religious and secular traditions of this day, and then with the Chinese church community in Luzhou. Easter lessons had us learning the meaning … Continue reading
This posting is mostly for my Chinese students and friends. This morning, my mom and I spent 3 hours enjoying the Lincoln Park Zoo and Lincoln Park Observatory. Short Introduction Lincoln Park Zoo, a 35-acre area located in Chicago’s Lincoln Park, was … Continue reading
Just thought I’d give a brief update from the Windy City, which has had wonderful weather after an icy Marshall, Illinois, start 5 days ago. Smooth sailing from there on for me and my mom. We’ve taken in a few … Continue reading
It’s soon to be the Year of the Dog, beginning February 15 (Thursday). My mom and I are taking a trip to Chicago for a fun mother-and-daughter week, our initial journey beginning today, so I will just post this note … Continue reading
A few months ago, my school was contacted by the Luzhou media, wanting a foreigner to interview for Chinese Spring Festival (Chinese New Year). This was to be a special edition of a broadcast on February 15, Spring Festival Eve. … Continue reading