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When my husband and I first came to China in 2010, the plan was to stay two years. Well, we are now going on our fifth year, and we don’t have any plans to leave. It’s hard to believe that we have been here long enough to start doing Throwback Thursday posts, but we have. …
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Teachers in China have a bad rap, and many rightly deserve to be criticized and even looked down on. Far too many unqualified expats come to China to “teach” just to make a buck at the expense of the students, parents, and schools. But every once in a while, a teacher comes along who completely …
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I grew up watching the Indiana Jones movies pretty much on a constant loop, and my favorite was The Temple of Doom! I always loved the opening scene where Willie Scott (played by Kate Capshaw) sang Anything Goes in Chinese. My youngest sister always had a ear for picking up songs and could sing this …
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I’ve been wanting to open an online shop here on the blog for a while, but I imagined it would be a really difficult thing. Apparently, with WordPress, it’s very easy! Check it my new shop here.  Just click on “Crazy Products” at the top of the page, select your items, then click on “checkout” under …
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Today is World AIDS Day. World AIDS Day “is held on 1 December each year and is an opportunity for people worldwide to unite in the fight against HIV, show their support for people living with HIV and to commemorate people who have died.” While many developed countries are seeing infection rates drop and have increased …
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I have no problem with the commercialism of the season. The giving of gifts, while spurred by corporations, usually comes from people’s hearts. But there are many ways you can spend your money, some ways better than others. Shopping local, supporting small businesses, and giving to those who are less fortunate are all excellent ways …
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Hi everyone. Welcome to my sixth post dedicated to helping you plan the perfect Thanksgiving dinner while living abroad. I first wrote about making sure you have all the right utensils and about how to prepare the all-important turkey. I followed up with how to make stuffing from scratch, how to make a delicious river …
thanksgiving in chinese
Hi everyone. Welcome to my fifth post dedicated to helping you plan the perfect Thanksgiving dinner while living abroad. I can’t believe how close Thanksgiving is getting! I’m going to have to move up the frequency of these posts to get done in time for the big day! I first wrote about making sure you …
thanksgiving in chinese
Hi everyone. Welcome to my fourth post dedicated to helping you plan the perfect Thanksgiving dinner while living abroad. I first wrote about making sure you have all the right utensils and about how to prepare the all-important turkey. I followed up with how to make stuffing from scratch and how to make a delicious river …
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While Seth and I were in Hong Kong for Halloween, we took the opportunity to stop by the Occupy Central protests. It was an amazing experience. If you get a chance to go to Hong Kong, go see the protesters. The area is clean, orderly, and safe. The protesters are pretty much just down there …
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