China Thanksgiving

In the spirit of thankfulness – I want to share a bit more depth in how lucky and spoiled I’ve lived in my cushy life in America. Insights after 14 weeks of living as a teacher in China. I took these things for granted, but will never do so again: Having a machine that dries…

Art in the Park – China style

Imagine if the entire nation of America took their week long holiday on the same week.  That is sort of what the week between Christmas and New Years is like in the US.  Many people fly home, prices at resorts and cruises are at their highest, airfares go up, airports are crazy busy.   Now…

Have you lived in China for a month?

I’ve lived in China for a month… how many people can say that!! Okay over a billion, (18.72% of world population) but not many of my family, friends can say that.  Not that it’s on most people’s list of things to do.  After my last blog post I realized I may have garnered more sympathy…

Count your blessings!

No, really count your many blessings, right now.  So many things that we take for granted and I’m already missing on day 21 of my China Teacher experience.  Quick list of what I’m missing: a house with no stairs, as I live on 5th floor- heaven forbid I forget to pack something and have to…

To Understand China

To really understand China – I’ve heard you have to move there. July 5th we were hiking way up high in the Sandia’s above our New Mexico home with a Albuquerque Senior Centers group.  I had tried to reach my daughter in the parking lot before setting out.  There was no service, at all, that…