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singing class

Before moving here, I had heard of “culture shock” before, of course, who hasn’t? But I never really knew just how much of an affect those shocks would have on me after my arrival. This is my first time travelling so far away from home, all the way to the other side of the world. I knew it would be a totally different culture with its own customs, but some things I think are just unacceptable and very nasty. Like what? There are many things that were quite a culture […]

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fried rice

Fried rice in Chinese is 炒饭. Yeah, I couldn’t say this two years ago. Thai students always know how to find the good restaurants. The restaurants are filthy, but the food is SO GOOD! I guess (when it comes to certain things, wink wink) the dirtier, the better! The first time I came to this restaurant, I didn’t want to touch anything. I was sure I’d need a tetanus shot afterwards. But, two of my ex-classmates invited me to have lunch with them… I didn’t want to insult them by […]

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Chinese poetry

Reciting Chinese poetry was this year’s biggest challenge! My first year in China I had to learn Chinese songs. I hated that class. Not because the songs weren’t interesting, oh they were. It had more to do with me not seeing the benefit to learning Chinese songs if I couldn’t understand the language. For our graduation we had to write a graduation essay. I was the only first-year to write a fifteen-page-essay in Chinese. This year we had to recite poetry. If we didn’t do it, we wouldn’t be able to […]

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teaching English

I’ve been teaching English in China for over six months now, and I am enjoying every minute of it. The current place I’m working at, is THE BIGGEST English training facility in China. I got this job because of my teacher, she’s such a doll. I make it a habit to ask my students why they are learning English. They pay six thousand Renminbi for three months. That’s a lot of money! It is my job to make sure they get their money’s worth, for money doesn’t grow on trees. […]

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    Golden Olives, the restaurant where I had my birthday dinner

Two post are already dedicated to that marvelous day, but I would love to add one more. On my left (your right) is my 听力(listening comprehension) teacher. She is really funny. I am currently teaching her basic Spanish. She applied for a position at a Chinese Language school in Equador, so she wants to be able to say the basic stuff. I’m not a pro (yet), pero me defiendo, LOL! So I’m pretty confident I can help her. I also like the other teacher very much. For a long time, […]

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birthday dinner

The second part of my birthday was great. It was a nice birthday dinner with a few old friends and new acquaintances. Many people showed up, it was so amazing! The first two females on the right are Thidawan and Nattiya. I really like Thidawan very much. She and I almost threw up a couple of weeks ago. We went to a restaurant famous for Guangzhou cuisine. It costs 70 RMB per person, therefore we decided we would get our money’s worth. We really almost threw up, LOL. Good times! […]

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second birthday

My second birthday away from home was a lot of fun. Last year I didn’t feel homesick, but this year was different. I missed my parents, my sister, my niece, all of my cousins. It was the first time I felt REALLY alone! I am loner, I like being by myself, I am never bored in my own company. But I really wanted someone here who KNOWS me. Someone who knows my crazy side, my dorky side, my vulnerable side… I still miss my family and friends very much, this […]

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