Category Archives: Chengdu Daily Life

My Sense of Patriotic Duty Misses the Mark Among the Chinese

  My many years of teaching English in China have given me numerous opportunities to share my American culture with others. It is something I do willingly, a way of actively celebrating overseas one of my favorite John F. Kennedy … Continue reading

Posted in Chengdu Daily Life, From Along the Yangtze, Luzhou Vocational and Technical College, Luzhou: Yangtze Rivertown Stories, Tales from The Yangtze River, Tales of China, Travel | Leave a comment

She’s 50 Today, Folks! A Note from the Birthday Girl

Currently, I am in Chengdu where the rental room’s XP computer limits my website use of all the bells and whistles it usually has. No ability to post pictures and the homepage is all ascew but I did check my … Continue reading

Posted in Chengdu Daily Life, Luzhou Vocational and Technical College, Luzhou: Yangtze Rivertown Stories, Travel | Leave a comment

Finishing Up Promised News: US Consulate Talk

My time is winding down here in the big city of Chengdu. I will finish my Chinese language classes on May 1, which is the UN proclaimed international holiday, Labor Day. China observes this with 3 days off, May 1 … Continue reading

Posted in A Visit Home to America, Chengdu Daily Life, Overseas' pets, Rescued canines, Smalltown American Life, Travel | 2 Comments

An Ending to Our Wesley Story

Yesterday, I said “Goodbye” to our campus rescue, Wesley. It wasn’t the goodbye I had envisioned, nor the one I had hoped for, but it is the one that has transpired, none-the-less Here is the ending to our Wesley story. … Continue reading

Posted in Chengdu Daily Life, Chengdu Life: Pets in China, Overseas' pets, Tales of China, Travel, Uncategorized | 1 Comment

Wesley Looking for a Home: “你好!我叫卫斯利”

(Note: I am using an ancient computer that is no longer allowing access to certain features of my website or hotmail account. If you don’t hear from me for awhile, that’s why!) Before beginning a new blog launching into yesterday’s … Continue reading

Posted in Chengdu Daily Life, Chengdu Life: Pets in China, Overseas' pets, Travel | Leave a comment

U.S. Consulate Talk Today: Welcome First time Visitors to Connieinchina.org!

Today, it’s off to the Consulate this afternoon to introduce my Chinese Chengdu audience to Marshall, Illinois, my hometown. Everything is ready to go, including the powerpoint tour of our trip together (loaded into the lecture room computer), materials for … Continue reading

Posted in Chengdu Daily Life, Tales of China, Travel | 1 Comment

A 3-day Weekend: Tomb Sweeping Festival (清明节—Qing Ming Jie)

From past entries, faithful followers will already know about this 1-day holiday, falling on April 5, which was added to China’s official “days off” list several years ago. It is a time when city and country folk alike visit the … Continue reading

Posted in Chengdu Daily Life, Tales of China, Travel | Leave a comment