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Note: I am currently enjoying some vacation time in America with my mom in Marshall, IL. The semester has been crazy-busy, which has made me a bit lax on postings. Let me update you a bit on some happenings from China, … Continue reading
Today is a holiday, Qing Ming Jie, or Tombsweeping Festival. Many families for the next 3 days will be traveling to the countryside to visit grave sites of family members. They’ll clean the area, place incense and offerings of fruit … Continue reading
I’ve had two great Easter celebrations: One in the classroom with my students, explaining to them the religious and secular traditions of this day, and then with the Chinese church community in Luzhou. Easter lessons had us learning the meaning … Continue reading
It’s been 3 weeks since I returned to China on Aug. 6 and pretty much, it’s been non-stop ever since. Leaving the States After entertaining Chinese visitors in Illinois, which was a rare treat, I didn’t have much time to … Continue reading
It’s been a LONG time! How strange to have this space filled with Chicago for so long when China adventures have been filling my days for the past 2 months. Couple of reasons for my lack of updates: VPN Cutting … Continue reading
I’ve been updating everyone about China news for the past few entries, trying to make up for the unreported happenings during the Fall semester. Now it’s time to start with more current events. The most recent stories take place in America, … Continue reading
Note: This article will appear in my hometown newspaper in a few weeks. For those who receive my newsletter, this story will look familiar but take another read below because this is a longer version with a bit more information. As an English language … Continue reading