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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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Jimei life

My friends and my roommate seeing me off, helping me say goodbye to my Jimei life. I still miss my classmates dearly! I haven’t had much time to sit down and blog about my first year in Jimei. My Jimei life is and was amazing. Allow me to take you back to my last day here. I woke up, went for a walk in my favorite neighborhood. This place is my home away from home. Life in Jimei has been great to me. I met many great friends, learned Chinese, […]

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interpreter

I love being an Interpreter, for it allows me to travel to different places, meet people from all walks of life. My childhood was very much a normal childhood, my parents were protective. In my kiddy years I watched a lot of movies with my parents, but I always had to cover my eyes with my hands if there was any kissing (or some inappropriate touching). In my previous blog I mentioned that the only prostitutes I’d ever seen, were the ones on TV. No one happier than Yours Truly at the […]

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interpreter

In the smallest plane I’ve EVER been in in my entire life! Aside from the pilot, it fits five other people. We were on our way to the interior. I love my job! In a previous post I talked about some of the work I did in Suriname. I loved working as an unofficial Interpreter for two very amazing cultural anthropologists. We met when they were in search of people who spoke both Spanish and Portuguese. They had to do research for the Ministry of Health concerning HIV and STDs. It […]

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Government Class

One of the MCs of the night! I didn’t want to do, I was forced to. The Overseas Government Class Graduation was on July 4, 2016. My classmate and friend, Ae Kung, told me I had to be one of the MCs, there was no way out. ME? OY VEY! Since I’m the only Surinamese Government employee here, I had to represent my country. I told them to give me very few lines, and thank God they listened to me. I wasn’t thrilled about it at all, but there was […]

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teaching english in china

Before I moved to China, I spoke to a friend of mine who’d lived and studied here for over nine years. She lived in the north, very far from here. Her life here was a little difficult at first, for she missed her family a lot. But, she was also blessed to find great friends. Through her, I got to know many foreign students teaching English in China as a part-time job. Since my arrival, it has been clear to me, that the paler the skin, the prettier you are […]

My Life in China