Happy New year of The ox! 🐂🥟🧧🧨🎉

Chinese Year of the Ox - image

Ox years are good for hard-working people – let’s take advantage of that! May this year it bring you more luck, happiness, wealth, and getting closer to your dreams 🙂 Happy Chinese New Year!

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Leaving China and Future Plans.

So as you may know, for some time I have been teaching English in a training center in Nanjing. Even though I was a student with a student visa, I could work because I applied for a work-study visa. Originally, I planned to stay here for a semester or two more and save some money. […]

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End of Semester in High School

The semester is coming to its end, and we have already finished teaching in the high school that my training center is cooperating with. This semester was filled with new experiences (as I had never taught in a school before) and challenges (the students weren’t exactly motivated).

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Sunday Rant

Hello there! It’s been a long time since I posted anything but it’s been kind of crazy here (trying to graduate and working at the same time… I’ve been getting a lot of hours lately, up to 30 clock hours of teaching per week and it’s been tough). So anyway, I just have a small […]

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8 Annoying Things About Studying in China

First of all, I need to emphasize that the things that I’m about to rant about concern only students in degree programs (学历生 xuélìshēng), not students who go to China for half-a-year or one-year scholarship or exchange programs (which are usually more pleasant experiences and there is a significantly smaller amount of red tape and […]

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8 Things That Are Difficult to Get Used to in China

Streets of Shangai, hot pot

A while back, someone asked me about the things that are difficult to get used to here in China. For me, it’s been almost 5 years that I spent here, so obviously I am used to many things that I may have found annoying/hard to accept at the beginning. And although living in China makes […]

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Latest Chinese Craze about Starbucks Cat-Paw Cup

I first became aware of it a few days ago. I came to work and overheard my team leader and my supervisor talking very animatedly about some “cat paw”. They both were bemoaning the fact that they wanted to buy it but couldn’t because there were too many people interested in it, and it had […]

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Teaching in High School in Nanjing

As you may know, recently I have started working in a high school. It’s a completely new experience for me and I wanted to share some of it with you.

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Coming Back after Spring Festival

Since I came back to Nanjing last week I have been really swamped with work. I have been feeling a little overwhelmed lately because recently I got some new responsibilities.

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Happy Chinese New Year! – Chinese Calendar

Today is the first day of Chinese New Year – the most important Chinese holiday – and this year is the Year of the Pig. In China, pigs are the symbol of wealth, prosperity, and good fortune. Hence, years of the Pig are thought to be good for business and earning money.

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