Minimizing before leaving China.

Even though I had been interested in minimalism for quite a long time and I thought I didn’t have that many things, in the end, I still had to get rid of a lot of stuff before leaving China.

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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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Places in China: Tongli

A while back a couple of my friends and I went for a one-day trip to Tongli (同里) – a town located in Wujiang District of Suzhou city, Jiangsu Province. It is an old town, supposedly one of the six most famous old towns of Jiangnan.

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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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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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Places in Nanjing – Xuanwu Lake

Xuanwu Lake Park is one of the most popular places in Nanjing and one of the biggest tourist attractions here. Supposedly, it is known as “a bright pearl of Nanjing”. It’s not only a place of interest for people visiting the city, but also for the residents who come here to cool down during a […]

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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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Places in Nanjing – Meihua Mountain

Spring in Nanjing is very short – some people say it’s only around two weeks and then it immediately turns into summer. Currently, it’s definitely spring – it got warmer, birds are chirping in the morning and flowers blossoming. At that time, people go out in groups to admire the beauty of flowers, the most […]

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