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Farewell to Our Little Lao-lao: “再见, 小老老. 我们会想你.”

It was a sad departure for my mom and me yesterday. Not so much for the mother-daughter farewell  as I head back to China, but more for the loss of our Chihuahua, Xiao Lao-lao,  Little Old. Despite my best efforts, … Continue reading

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A Taste of Home

It happens to all of us. While traveling either in country or abroad, there comes a point where we crave some specialty food item that comforts and soothes.  We all have our favorites, be it fresh Illinois sweet corn for … Continue reading

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The English Language Resource Center: Up and Running!!

It’s taken 15 years, but this past semester finally had the English Language Resource Center trickle into being.          I had plenty of help this time around instead of going it on my own, which I had … Continue reading

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Lincoln Park Zoo, Chicago

This posting is mostly for my Chinese students and friends. This morning, my mom and I spent 3 hours enjoying the Lincoln Park Zoo and Lincoln Park Observatory. Short Introduction Lincoln Park Zoo, a 35-acre area located in Chicago’s Lincoln Park, was … Continue reading

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Mom and Daughter Trip: Heading Off to Chicago. The weather? Yikes!

It’s soon to be the Year of the Dog, beginning February 15 (Thursday).  My mom and I are taking a trip to Chicago for a fun mother-and-daughter week, our initial journey beginning today, so I will just post this note … Continue reading

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A Spring Festival Interview for Luzhou

A few months ago, my school was contacted by the Luzhou media, wanting a foreigner to interview for Chinese Spring Festival (Chinese New Year).  This was to be a special edition of a broadcast on February 15, Spring Festival Eve. … Continue reading

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School Year Ends; Holiday Begins!

Finally! A spare moment to give you an update from China. My Christmas ended on a high note, as always, with gift photos handed out to all the students, faculty and friends as well as Christmas pencils which so many … Continue reading

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