Category Archives: Luzhou: Yangtze Rivertown

Catching Up: Busy, busy, busy!

What a hectic, incredibly busy semester! I have never in China had this many weekdays, evenings and weekends packed so full that I haven’t been able to squeeze in an update on my blog. This is certainly a first for me and I’m not sure … Continue reading

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The Return to China! The School Year Begins

Where has the month gone?! After arriving in China, the weeks just whizzed by in preparation of the school year.  Here’s a look at how those weeks sped onward , beginning with becoming legal in China by getting my resident permit, … Continue reading

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Finishing Out the Year: The English Language Play Contest

The Beast transformed, The Titanic sank, Snow White awakened and doomed lovers mourned. Yes, it was time for the much anticipated Foreign Language Department’s 9th Annual English Language Play Contest. This took place last Wednesday evening, 7 – 9:30 p.m. … Continue reading

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It’s Mother’s Day Along the Yangtze

All week has been about one thing and one thing only in my English language classroom: Mothers! Yes, the year has rolled around again for another Mother’s Day culture lesson, shared with my first and second year students. This has … Continue reading

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Trekking to the Luzhou Church on Sunday: Not for the Weak of Stomach

I have to wonder if our pioneering Methodist Canadian missionaries had the same feelings as I sometimes do when, in 1913, they made their way down the narrow alleyways leading to their newly-built, pristine worship center and sanctuary. I especially … Continue reading

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Christmas Eve at the Luzhou Protestant Church

Getting ready for Christmas Eve worship: The Luzhou Protestant Church (Our  sanctuary, the original 1913 decore) For 2015, let me finally give you the highlights of our Luzhou Protestant Church Christmas Eve festivities. Every year, our celebrations are a little different as … Continue reading

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Happy 2015 from Along the Yangtze!

It was a quiet ringing in of the New Year here along the Yangtze River for the Luzhou Vocational College foreign language teachers­­. Chinese are receiving 3 days off (Thursday to Saturday), including all those in schools and government public … Continue reading

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