Category Archives: Tales of China

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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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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Christmas in China: The Luzhou Protestant Church (Part 3)

“Foreigners can’t worship in China.  It’s against the law.” I have heard this adamantly repeated to me countless times, not only by people in America but by foreigners who live here. Many are unfamiliar with the laws of the country regarding religious worship in … Continue reading

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Still Catching Up: Easter Sunday at the Luzhou Protestant Church

I remember, awhile back, promising pictures of the Luzhou Protestant Church’s Easter services on April 21.  Let me make sure I post those here, along with a short explanation of what usually happens at Protestant churches in China. Changes to … Continue reading

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Happy Easter!!!

My home, at the moment, is filled with the scent of lilies and the remembrance of Easter past in my childhood, where coloring eggs and Easter displays on the dining room table invited us all to celebrate this special religious … Continue reading

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Stanley’s Trip to the Countryside (Cont.)

      Please read the previous entry for explanation of Flat Stanley.  Here he continues his adventures in China, with a visit to the countryside. Stanley learns that  most city people have money but countryside folk do not.  There … Continue reading

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