Category Archives: Tales of China

A year ago today: My Rescued Amaryllis

I had so much been looking forward to this time of year in China due to a particularly touching rescue which took place a year ago.  I include my WeChat journal entry here to explain the story and my sadness … 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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An Interview with my EIU alma mater

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In China: Can’t go out due to the virus? No Worries! Online everything is available

Chinese have always been adept at online anything using their phones.  Banking, Net ordering of goods, transferring money, bookings (bus, train, plane, theater), payment of services or things needed (house repairs, remodeling apartments, furniture, cars, etc), posting and sharing videos, … 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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More Coronavirus China News: “It will be over soon”

“Are you on your phone again?!” my 86-year-old mother disdainfully utters as, throughout the day, I constantly check messages from China. She is not an avid or adept cell phone user, although she now has finally updated to a smart … Continue reading

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