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greek food

Nostalgic… what does this word mean? I asked my friend, GOOGLE, and she told me the following: experiencing or exhibiting nostalgia, a sentimental or wistful yearning for the happiness felt in a former time, place or situation. People who knew me back in my high school days, always said I had an attitude problem. Especially the girls. Why? I wasn’t one with many friends, especially not girls. Don’t ask me why, but I don’t have many female friends. Would I like to change that? Sure! But only if the women […]

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myself

Myself… I love me some ME! I never liked being by myself, the silence was too loud. But when I reached the age of twenty-five, I realized I needed to change the way I looked at things. A couple of years ago, I was one of those negative people that experienced every single thing as… well … NEGATIVE. A couple of days before I left, I decided to go to dinner (again) all by myself. I had a long day at work, taught from 09:00 until 20:30. There were breaks, […]

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dinner

Anything that involves my friend Ashleen is always fun, especially dinner. She really is one of the most amazing people I’ve met here. Of course I had to meet up with her before going back home. I have met many people in China, but very few have proven to be very good friends. I am glad Ashleen is one of them. My friend Mauris introduced me to Leo’s Pizza a couple of weeks ago. I’ve been back there twice for dinner. For a couple of years now, I make it […]

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greek food

Greek food in Xiamen, people! It’s no secret Chinese food has been very mean to my stomach. My first two weeks back, I ran to the toilet every three hours. I couldn’t keep anything down. It was absolutely horrible. Can you imagine how terrible it is to not be able to eat? During that time, I only drank soup and ate fruit. A very good doctor friend told me to eat bananas. They helped me a lot. Three to four months after my arrival in China, I decided it was […]

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graduation party

Graduation PARTY! It really was a PAR-TAAYY!!! So, as I wrote in my last post, I was asked to be one of the MCs again. Since I am the only Surinamese here, I have to represent my country during every single event. Sometimes it gets so exhausting! Especially since almost every single thing in this school is done last minute. This year’s graduation party was amazing! I had so much fun! Taking many selfies really isn’t my thing (anymore), so I really admire my classmates. I’ve never met people who […]

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graduation 2017

Graduation 2017 was an amazing event. I had so much more fun than I did last year. Last year I was very sad. Why? At that time, I was going through some personal turmoil. I had just started living the life I’d always envisioned for myself, and it was time to go home. It was so unfair! I was asked to be one of the MCs again, as I’d predicted earlier. But, I didn’t want to do that this year. This year, I was so OVER the whole MC idea. […]

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farewell

It’s about that time again, that time where we need to bid our friends farewell. 2017 has been a good year for me in many ways, but it has also been one of the hardest ones I’ve had in a while. The year isn’t over yet, so there’s plenty of time to change what I don’t like about some things in my life. After a vacation of a month and a half, my roommate returned to Xiamen for a couple of days. It wouldn’t be complete if we didn’t have […]

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dinner

Chinese Food and I have not had the best relationship. Our rocky relationship started when I couldn’t pronounce one of the names correctly. Though Chinese language is interesting, it’s also quite a headche with those four tones. I ended up eating the same thing day after day, just because they couldn’t understand what I was saying. Want to know more? You can read about it here. My students invited me to dinner. They wanted me to try something new, it’s called 麻辣香锅. Though Chinese Food and I have had a […]

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so long

So long, my dear friend! First the Bella left, now another friend has gone back home. In other news, I’ve also been planning some stuff for September when I come back from vacation. It’s been really hectic. I haven’t had much time to actually sit down to write something. Bad, I know, especially since I’m in the beginning stages of the blogging game. The Bella left in May, now Mauris is gone, too. Mauris was one of my colleagues at the new place I’m teaching English. We met in January […]

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Google Chromebook

When I first came to China, I decided to buy a Google Chromebook. For me it was important the computer be fast, to be able to run on batteries for more than eight hours, and to be light. Some of the laptops are so freaking heavy! It was only after I came to China, that I realized how troublesome it really is to use a Chromebook in China. The first three to four months, it was great! Then, all of a sudden, I couldn’t sign on to the Wi-Fi network. […]

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