Category Archives: Along China’s Li River: Longzhou, Guangxi

Part 1: A Foreigner’s Glimpse at Troubled Southern China

After reading of the major drug raid that took place in southern China (see previous post), I couldn’t help but recall my own dealings with this secretive criminal world when I lived in Longzhou, a small town located not more than … Continue reading

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I’ve Passed! The Yearly Health Examination Finished

          The visit to Nanning these past few days was a successful one.           Tuesday morning had me at the health clinic, my money and photos in hand for the 3rd time to visit in 3 years.              I was … Continue reading

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It’s Time for the Yearly “Foreign Experts” Health Exam

            Whether I stay in Longzhou this next year or head off for a new placement, one thing’s for certain:  It’s time for the yearly Chinese health exam, required for all new or renewed visas for foreign experts. (That’s me, by … Continue reading

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Bullying in China

          In my English Education classes, we’ve been talking about our US educational system’s hottest topics.  The one that has most recently hit the danger zone is bullying. It happens everywhere in the world, in all walks of life and … Continue reading

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When Little Dogs Leave Us – Barking in the Great Beyond

         “When little dogs leave us, they leave the biggest holes in our hearts.”            That’s what my friend wrote to me the other day.  She was trying to make me feel better because my hole currently seems unimaginably bottomless. … Continue reading

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Off to Nanning for the Weekend!

             It’s time for me to get out of town.  Our weather has turned warmer, meaning that the pool water at the Nanyuan Hotel will be at about the right temperature for spring swimming.  As mentioned before, most pools in southern … Continue reading

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A 70th Anniversary Cold Snap

             All this semester, everyone has been talking about the celebrations for the school’s 70th anniversary.            A three-week build-up to December 17th (the official day) has been taking place almost the entire month.  Singing and dancing contests, student … Continue reading

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