Category Archives: Luzhou Vocational and Technical College

Join in our Global Contest!! How many jelly beans in the jar?

  Hi, folks! My students in China are participating in this contest via WeChat (China’s equivalent to Facebook) to lift our global spirits. If you want to join in, you’re welcome to do so. I’ve also posted on Facebook. Contest … Continue reading

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Our little bird brings hope

We know spring is here when our mourning doves are flitting about with tufts of dry grass, weeds and stalks in their beaks.  According to the mourning dove info I’ve found, peak nesting time is in late spring or early … Continue reading

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For My Methodist Supporters: For your church newsletters, bulletin boards or other means of announcing

平安 (Ping Ahn),  Peace from here in Illinois! As many know, I am still in America after having come for my Chinese New Year holidays on February 9.  I have not been able to return yet due to  the current situation … Continue reading

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Virus rumors abound, and not just in China

As with any panic situation, it’s just human nature that hearsay abounds. Concerning the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), the rumors listed below have been rampant throughout China. Masks will protect you 100%  This is not exactly true according to our CDC … Continue reading

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March 2: Luzhou Vocational and Technical College Begins Online Teaching

It’s March 3, and my college in China was scheduled to begin their online teaching program yesterday. During the past week, I have been in touch with Danli, one of my Chinese colleagues who was to share duties among others … Continue reading

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An Interview with my EIU alma mater

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The Coronavirus: Rays of Hope!

The Before:  Concern, Worry, Preparation for Online Teaching 10 days ago, I was sent this text message on WeChat:  “Hi, Connie! I received all the lesson plans you sent me but, unfortunately, I don’t have your book.   Can you … Continue reading

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My friend, Australian Geoff, gives Weekly Luzhou Updates

The story of Australian Geoff and his Chinese wife (a Luzhou native), English teacher “Snow” Xue, is a long one. Let me give you as brief a history as I can muster.  I might have missed a few important facts … Continue reading

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Continued News from China: My friends report

It has now become a national pastime in China:  Check the “in-real-time” app map (from Johns Hopkins CSSE, which stands for  “computing curriculum software engineering”) which reports minute-by-minute all coronavirus cases not only in China but around the world.  The … Continue reading

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爱德基金会向武汉运送了紧急救援物资 (The Amity Foundation sends emergency supplies to Wuhan)

Today’s virus updates pertain to my sponsoring organization in China, The Amity Foundation.  I am an Amity Foundation English Language teacher, and have been for 24 years with my US sending agency being the United Methodist General Board of Global … Continue reading

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