Tag Archives: holidays

Come to the Countryside and Experience Peasant Life!

​          Today is the first day of the Chinese New Year 2017, year of the rooster. I would like to share my first Chinese New Year experience with you all. This Chinese New Year I find … Continue reading

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Happy Mardi Gras!

I shared the magical holiday of Mardi Gras with my students this week. Some of them said to me, “This is the craziest holiday we have ever heard of!” I have actually have not been to a Mardi Gras Parade … Continue reading

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Sharing the love!

I traveled 21 days straight during the winter holiday. Sometime, soon, I promise to take the time to tell you about my travels, but today is the start of a new semester. It is a time for new beginnings. This … Continue reading

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Letters to Santa

I have been on holiday the past several days, but now I am back at school. Today,in my classes, we talked about the German tradition of St. Nicholas Day (December 6th) and learned about Santa Claus. After reading several letters … Continue reading

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Belated Happy Thanksgiving!

So, I hope everyone had a happy holiday back in America. I thought I would share an excerpt from my journal, yesterday. My well-wishes are a little late, because we are having internet issues on campus today. Happy Thanksgiving! 11/28/2013 … Continue reading

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A Different sort of Thanksgiving

Many of my friends in America are still sleeping. So, I will wait til the morning to share my official Thanksgiving post. I had a different sort of Thanksgiving  this year. I woke up feeling very home sick! I did … Continue reading

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Thankful to be Teaching

Last you heard from me, I was in Shanghai. A few days later, I left for Northern China. One of my biggest shocks, when arriving in Northern China was to find just how restrictive the “Great firewall of China” is! … Continue reading

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