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I finished classes this week and as I pack my things to go to Beijing and then home, I find that I truly have adapted to life here. In fact, it will be hard for me to leave. Plans of returning soon have already been brewing in my head, but... Continue reading
Posted Dec 20, 2010 at 杰米
a beautiful seaside city! It was really interesting to be able to see the german and influence in the architecture! And its true that the Japanese rule at making shou si (sushi). Yum seafood and american company made it an enjoyable trip…thanks neil and brandon! We were really lucky that... Continue reading
Posted Nov 10, 2010 at 杰米
So, teaching is going better and better! Ive really connected with my students and its so rewarding to see them gain confidence speaking! They are adorable the way they are so concerned for me…"teacher, its cooler wear more clothes, " "my teacher, do you eat?" haha "teacher, welcome you to... Continue reading
Posted Nov 10, 2010 at 杰米
Its STUCK in my head! Song: Download 06 Da Cheng Xiao Ai Video: Continue reading
Posted Oct 9, 2010 at 杰米
There is such a festive feeling in the air lately.... Continue reading
Posted Oct 8, 2010 at 杰米
After Liang Li arrived to Linyi the games began! H... Continue reading
Posted Oct 7, 2010 at 杰米
The most breathtaking experience of my life was climbing this mountain! Breathtakingly beautiful and also a killer workout. Meng Shan is just one of many mountain peaks in Shandong province. Its theme is longevity. It is said that if you climb mount meng, you will live a long life... Meng... Continue reading
Posted Oct 7, 2010 at 杰米
1. The Master said, "Is it not pleasant to learn with a constant perseverance and application? 2. "Is it not delightful to have friends coming from distant quarters? 3. "Is he not a man of complete virtue, who feels no discomposure though men may take no note of him?" Huige... Continue reading
Posted Oct 2, 2010 at 杰米
On Wednesday I met a Chinese English teacher named Jenny. She's crazy but nice. She does things that dont make sense and drive me nuts but Im still glad I made friends with her. She's really funny actually. She loves Seinfeld. We went to a dvd store together and I... Continue reading
Posted Oct 1, 2010 at 杰米
Ok, so my whole internet situation is still really bad. Yes, I have a mac and the cable internet will not work with that here in Linyi. It took me FOREVER to communicate this to people so that I could buy an aircard that was compatible with macs. I bought... Continue reading
Posted Sep 26, 2010 at 杰米
Today the mid autumn festival begins! Everyone is celebrating with family and friends and many of my students have gone back to their hometowns. I'm thankful for the break from school to rest and recover from this cold, however I am already feeling SO much better...I think much more highly... Continue reading
Posted Sep 22, 2010 at 杰米
I felt so horrible today that I went to the Doctor to get more medicine. The medicine briefly soothed my throat but didn't take away my fever and body aches. This afternoon I had the chills and a really bad headache. I decided to drag myself out of bed to... Continue reading
Posted Sep 21, 2010 at 杰米
The last couple of days I have had a sore throat a... Continue reading
Posted Sep 20, 2010 at 杰米
Today during class I had my students do an activity for fun. It has been a struggle to get them to speak, haha. They are very shy. So, I brought in my hai bo to play a game... i wanted them to practice asking questions. So, I threw hai bo... Continue reading
Posted Sep 17, 2010 at 杰米
"hao jiu bu jian, ni hi hai ma? ni de xiao gou zheng da le ma..." "its been awhile, how are you? your little dog has grown up..." I feel these song lyrics. I know a lot has probably already changed back home. I know I too have changed ;)... Continue reading
Posted Sep 14, 2010 at 杰米
You see these rock statues on most Chinese campuses. I live in one of the buildings in the background. This is what the north campus looks like upon entering through the main gate. I was up really early that morning. My new fave nai cha (milk tea) and a famous... Continue reading
Posted Sep 6, 2010 at 杰米
I woke up this morning later than usual and I noticed that I was making this loud purring noise while breathing. At first I thought I was home and a cat was in my bed. I sounded like a tiger! Then I realized it was voluntary and I stopped. WEIRD.... Continue reading
Posted Sep 4, 2010 at 杰米
Alone Looking at the Mountain All the birds have flown up and gone; A lonely cloud floats leisurely by. We never tire of looking at each other - Only the mountain and I. By Li Bai Continue reading
Posted Sep 3, 2010 at 杰米
The American city in China. I loved it! It was sort of nostalgic though because I felt like I might be back in the states. There were so many foreigners and everything was more expensive than Beijing. The world expo was amazing though. The pavilions were an engineers dream come... Continue reading
Posted Sep 1, 2010 at 杰米
Linyi is the "small" city in Shandong province that I am going to be living and working in. Linyi means next to yi river and shandong means west of the mountain. I was especially excited to hear that its only a few hours from the Yellow Sea and a few... Continue reading
Posted Sep 1, 2010 at 杰米
Dou jiang is a hot soy milk drink and You tiao is ... Continue reading
Posted Aug 19, 2010 at 杰米
Tomorrow I leave Renmin University, my home for th... Continue reading
Posted Aug 19, 2010 at 杰米
Colleen, Nina and I went to the cinema to see Aftershock today. It was during the afternoon and for some reason we had to get VIP seats. We didn't mind paying a little more anyways but it turned out to be sooo worth it! We go up to the 4th... Continue reading
Posted Aug 16, 2010 at 杰米
Unfortunately, I don't have pictures of the only g... Continue reading
Posted Aug 13, 2010 at 杰米