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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.

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Most Recent Posts from Writer. Traveler. Tea Drinker.

The Friendly Way to Call Other People in China

On Facebook I recently linked to a Ted.com article about how speaking different languages affect your brain. In the article they use an example of Mandarin and how people address the family. In China there is no generic grandma, grandpa, uncle etc. Instead every person has a different name based on their relationship to you. … Continue reading »

Posted on 18 April 2014 | 9:03 am

Mold problem? What Mold Problem?

So, remember when a year ago I wrote that there was a leak in the wall (coming from my bathroom) that was soaking through the concrete, and despite my repeated attempts at getting it fixed, nothing was done? And then remember when a few weeks ago, they came and fixed it (because a dean complained … Continue reading »

Posted on 13 April 2014 | 9:52 am

Mid-Semester Life

Things are humming along, as they tend to do in the mid-semester mark. The flurry and excitement of the break and new semester has worn off, and the end of the semester is just a bit too far away to get worked up about yet. But life goes on in its quiet way, and actually, … Continue reading »

Posted on 12 April 2014 | 4:27 am

You’re on Color! (Our new bet)

A few months ago, I said that my best friend Color won a bet we had started almost two years prior. (My punishment is going to be that I have to cook thai food for him. It could have been worse!) A few years is a long time to continue a bet, but now we … Continue reading »

Posted on 9 April 2014 | 7:36 am

And the Winner is……….

……not me. So remember when I begged for you to vote for me in the Lotus Blossoms Award a few months ago. Well, the winner was announced and it was some other woman. (Ember Swift to be exact. She’s more than a blogger, but a rock star. How can I compete against a rock star?) … Continue reading »

Posted on 6 April 2014 | 8:31 am

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