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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My Two-Day Trip to Wuhu

Recently, I went for a two-day trip to Wuhu, a city in Anhui Province. I had been wanting to get out of Nanjing for quite some time, but I was busy with graduation and all that stuff.

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Buckwheat Bread Recipe, Gluten-free

This is a simple recipe for buckwheat bread. It only has one basic ingredient and doesn’t require much more (unless you want to add more). On top of that, since it’s made from buckwheat, it’s ideal for people who can’t or don’t want to consume gluten.

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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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Stir-fried Zucchini with Shiitake Mushrooms

Recently, I have been trying to learn how to make Chinese dishes (as I have been here for a long time, but I can only make scrambled eggs with tomatoes – 西红柿炒鸡蛋 xīhóngshìchǎojīdàn). Being a novice in this, I decided to start from something super simple – stir-fried zucchini with shiitake mushrooms.

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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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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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