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The English Association Moves into High Gear with Halloween Activity Night

In a previous post, I mentioned the number of student clubs and associations we have at this college.  Booths were lining the walkways to entice new members to sign up, paying a fee of 20 yuan (roughly $4.50) per person. … Continue reading

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Mother Nature vs China

The egrets are upset. From my balcony, I watch the two white birds circle, soar and glide their way over their destroyed home. They float gracefully to the far end of a tiny clump of heavy vegetation which has been … Continue reading

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Last Minute Chengdu Walmart Shopping Brings Surprise

Couldn’t resist this parting Chengdu entry as I am about ready to head off to Luzhou. After an early morning swim at 6:30 a.m., I hightailed it back to my area for a Walmart stop-in. Butter was needed, the last … Continue reading

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Holiday Ended: Heading Back to Luzhou

It’s time. Hard to believe my Golden Week is about over. Tomorrow, I head back to Luzhou to start up my teaching once again on Monday.  While it’s been nice to get away, the dreaded part of this 1-week off … Continue reading

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Golden Week in Full Swing

After only meeting with my freshmen students for 2 weeks, suddenly it’s holiday time. We are on holiday at the moment for a full week commemorating the founding of the PRC on Oct. 1, 1949.  This is what is known … Continue reading

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Earthquake!

I’ve been through several earthquakes during my lifetime, each one causing my nerves to rattle a little more as the severity increased. The first experienced was in my hometown (Marshall, IL) when I was 9.  The house shook and I … Continue reading

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Back in China: Starting the School Year Right

I’ve been back in Luzhou for a full 2 weeks now, and it’s been busy! My first week was spent getting over jet lag and also putting together my textbooks for my seniors.  I compile all my own materials so … Continue reading

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