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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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singing class

Singing class, singing class! Here we go again! Teaching English in China has been a challenge. I enjoy a good challenge, tho. One of the things that really annoyed me in the beginning, is that sometimes, there are A1 level students together with B1 students. All of them in one class. A1 means they are absolute beginners, there’s level A1 and A2. Then there’s level B, which is kind of like Intermediate. Like the A level, there’s B1 and B2, as well. I think the gap is too big. The […]

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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. […]

My Life in China