Category Archives: Tiny Town on the Li River

Silence is Golden, Especially on the Bus

    Note:  For over 2 weeks, I have not been able to access my site for blogging.  All my efforts were blocked by some unseen force.  But today, for some reason, my ability to enter my account has returned.  The following is a saved article, updated to meet today’s readers.        … Continue reading

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Happy International Women’ Day from China!

A Simplified History of International Women’s Day           International Women’s Day (IWD) began in Europe and America in the early 1800’s.  At that time, in America and other countries, there were great changes as the economy was rapidly developing … Continue reading

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Happy New Year! (And change of Website)

  A Change of Website              For 2011, I have  learned that My Space is closing up shop.  All My Space blogs are to be moved to a new location.  Beginning January 4, no new blog postings will be … Continue reading

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A 2010 Merry Christmas!

Connie’s Open Houses               Unless a Christian, Chinese don’t celebrate Christmas nor do they understand the reason of this special day that sweeps the world every December 25th.  My students, however, get the full meaning of Christ’s birth and … Continue reading

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A Walmart Bust

  A Walmart Bust               How can the Walmart possibly be a bust?             In Guangxi’s provincial capital city, Nanning, the Walmart for foreigners is the motherload.             Although a majority of the products and food items sold there … Continue reading

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Embarrassing Moments

                I don’t have many embarrassing happenings in China anymore.  I pride myself in knowing enough about the culture by now not to have stupid foreigner moments, but last weekend proved I don’t have my act together as … Continue reading

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Happy Thanksgiving!

           For most of you in America, it’s turkey day and gearing up for shopping ventures to start out the Christmas season.          In China, I am finishing up my Christmas lessons tomorrow and getting ready for final exams … Continue reading

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An Early Christmas

              Two weeks ago, I stopped in the English office to find out exactly when my courses should be finished for the semester.  As the foreign language teacher, my testing and classes are always completed earlier than my Chinese … Continue reading

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Info on Our College as Shared to Amity Guests

                 Our school, which is run by the provincial government, was founded in 1939. It has two campuses — the Chongzuo campus and Longzhou campus. The Chongzuo campus is in Chongzuo, 1 1/2 hours away from here, and … Continue reading

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Our Amity 25th Anniversary Visitors

  Amity’s 25th Anniversary               This year marks the 25th anniversary of The Amity Foundation, which is our United Methodist partnership organization in China. Amity is also my sponsoring agency while I’m in China.  The Amity education director oversees … Continue reading

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