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Writer. Traveler. Tea Drinker.
I started this blog as a place to write down my observations and thoughts as I live and explore a new culture. But more than that bloggers have helped me in many aspects of my life (budget bloggers, travel bloggers, entrepreneur bloggers) and I wanted to pay it forward. I have learned a lot about teaching in china, traveling and just living the life of my own choosing. I thought I could share my experiences and information and hopefully inspire people as other have done for me.
Most Recent Posts from Writer. Traveler. Tea Drinker.
Looks like I spoke too soon about the beautiful weather. (Perhaps I jinxed it?) Not even one day after I wrote that blog post the weather changed from crisp, clear and beautiful to foggy. But not just any fog….the dreaded fog of Chinese pollution. Living in southern China pollution is not something I have … Continue reading »
Posted on 7 December 2013 | 1:54 pm
China’s famous for fakes and fake money is a huge problem. Every store has a little “money checking” machines that they run 100 rmb notes through to make sure they’re real, but I didn’t know they were so careful about the smaller bills too. My friend got some fried rice from a little stall outside … Continue reading »
Posted on 6 December 2013 | 1:41 pm
Usually by December I’m teaching class in my winter coat and hat (no heat in the classroom) but this year we’ve been especially lucky. It’s been a long and beeaoootiful fall. Cold nights, but clear, sunny, warm days. My school is a forestry school and has a beautiful campus with all sorts of interesting trees … Continue reading »
Posted on 4 December 2013 | 8:45 am
My speaking class is not a class I’m putting a lot of effort into. This year it was only half a semester, there is no grading required and in general it’s a class I have resented because I had to work extra hours for no extra pay. But the kids are all right. Today in … Continue reading »
Posted on 2 December 2013 | 10:26 am
So remember a month ago when I said I was going to participate in NaNoWriMo? (National Novel Writing Month.) The goal is to write a novel, 50,000 words, in 30 days. That breaks down to 1667 words everyday, roughly 3 pages. Well, I not only succeeded but I kept writing and finished my story too! … Continue reading »
Posted on 30 November 2013 | 1:15 pm