Category Archives: Luzhou: Yangtze Rivertown

My Rescue in China: Ping-ping awaits adoption

It’s early evening in Illinois but late morning in China. This is the time when my phone begins dinging messages and videos from Wayne’s Pet World, the Luzhou pet shop and grooming center that currently is kenneling rescue foster kitty, … Continue reading

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From China: Sichuan Province Colleges are re-opening but under strict conditions to do so

“Can we talk?” The text came at 10 a.m. my time, 11 p.m. China time,  from my best friend Cathy, a departmental head in another college in Luzhou. Absolutely!  I love talking to Cathy.  Aside from having wonderful English, she … Continue reading

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What’s it like in a Luzhou elementary school now?

I have quite a few former students whom I’m often in contact with.  Many are now English teachers in their hometowns or in different cities throughout Sichuan province. During the COVID-19 lockdown, which in China took place right before the … Continue reading

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To my Chinese college, still awaiting my return

Yesterday, I received a message from my college asking me to compile a short informational write-up for their teacher files.  This was to include a  photo headshot, description of my educational background, places I’ve taught, courses I’ve been teaching and … Continue reading

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Palm-Passion Sunday in China: A year ago today

The news from my friends in Luzhou and larger cities in China was encouraging:  Primary and secondary schools across China are starting up classes on April 8. But as in America, large-scale gatherings are still not an option.  Universities and … Continue reading

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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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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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Further Coronavirus Updates from Friends and Colleagues

Since my last report, so many happenings concerning the virus have been announced via the international news network. US air carriers Delta, United and American Airlines have suspended all flights to and from China.  American  has announced suspending to March … Continue reading

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Updates on China’s Coronavirus

Greetings again, folks! Here are a few updates from those on-the-ground (my students, friends and teachers) in China who are experiencing lock-down measures. Masks are in very short supply.  All cities are now asking residents (some requiring it) to wear … Continue reading

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