• 这次坐火车很辛苦。。。

    Hello! Today's post is about my worst experience on a train ever! Whee! And this picture of the World's Largest Buddha and I doesn't have much to do with that - it is serving as more as an inspiration for you to check out the many new photos I added to the photos page at the top. Check it out!
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Trains and Planes – Transportation in China

Hello Friends! I hope the beginning of May is treating everyone kindly – it definitely has for me! Tomorrow is my 21st birthday (uh-oh) and as a present to myself and from my parents (Thanks Mom and Dad…) I took a trip to Xi’an and Chengdu! These are two extremely cool cities in middle-western China … Continue reading

重男轻女 (Men Are More Important Than Women)

Hello Beautiful Readers, I hope everyone all around the world reading this today is having a great day. The sun has finally begun to shine over Shanghai, and I’ve been spending a lot less time wearing my giant wool pea coat (that I hate, simply because my wearing it would have to imply the presence … Continue reading

Thats A Thing?! Part II or, A Plea for Advice

Friends, Family, Beautiful People of the World, Hello! I know its been a while, and I am a dirty, terrible liar for telling you that I would be posting bi-weekly. Life…you know…it happens. Since we’ve last spoken, I have started my class (most advanced in the program!) and have been diligently glued to my notebooks … Continue reading

New Pictures Page

Hey Everyone! Just wanted to let you know that I’ve been doing a little playing around with the features of this blog, and I’ve added a “pictures” page, accessible from the top of the screen, where I’ve put up pictures from my journeys around China. Each picture has a caption, the name of the place … Continue reading

新年快乐!Happy New Year!

Happy New Year to everyone! January 23rd was the official Chinese New Year, and though the Year of the Rabbit left us feeling warm and fuzzy (I had to), the New Year of the Dragon has quite an exciting ring to it. -Chinese Lessons!- 新 – xīn – new, newly 年 – nián – year 快乐 – kuàilè … Continue reading

Expect the Unexpected – Around the World in Less than One Month

Hello Everyone! Do I still have any readers? If not, its completely my fault. A friend recently gave me some advice on blogging. He said something along the lines of, “Really, the only means of writing a successful blog is any form of consistency – people don’t want to feel abandoned by a blogger they’ve … Continue reading

The Great Wall of China(长城)

Hello, My Beautiful Readers! So, its been quite some time since I last wrote anything here…please forgive me! I have been not only busy lately, but exhausted as well. The cold weather has finally moved in, and without heat in even my own dorm room, it has chilled me to my very bones. Phew! I … Continue reading

Thats a thing?!

Hey again everyone, There are certain aspects of culture you never read about in the books and won’t ever discover until you have lived in and immersed yourself in a culture different than your own. For example, in a student-teacher environment in America, students handing in their homework at the end of the day nonchalantly … Continue reading

上课!

Hello Lovely Friends and Family, It has been a busy month. Sorry that it has been awhile!  In any case, it dawned on me that I’ve been keeping this blog for a few months now and have still neglected to mention anything much about the entire reason for my coming to Shanghai in the first … Continue reading

Golden Week!

Hello Friends!! So, last Saturday (October 1st) was the 62nd anniversary of the People’s Republic of China, or National Day. Woo! Exciting!! There were parades and banners and all sorts of fun activities, but in the spirit of honesty, I missed it all. Yeah….I slept a lot that day. But! I did see some cool … Continue reading