“Welcome to Beijing…”

For those of you that haven’t heard, I’m officially in China! It’s my third full day in China and I’ve already moved into an apartment and found a job (I’ve been busy). But before I tell you all about what I’ve been up to the last few days, I thought I’d fill you all in […]

Graduation: Becoming a “Real Person”

Graduation: Becoming a “Real Person”

I’m officially a college graduate!! I finally finished my thesis (the day before it was due- a major accomplishment on my part). However, I wasn’t quite done after my thesis; as soon as I clicked submit I spent the next five hours taking my TEFL class (teaching English as a foreign language), which is required for me […]

Teaching English in China

Teaching English in China

This is another one of those posts that’s pretty funny… in retrospect. So if you’re planning on teaching English in China, read away because this could be you. I had decided in Beijing that I was going to get a job over the summer teaching English to make some money. I immediately sought out a […]

So Apparently I’m Fat.

With a week left in China, there’s so many loose ends I have to catch up on! -Not including two finals and a giant paper. I decided I’ll publish all of my Xinjiang posts when I actually have time to truly edit my hasty diary-writing from the trip- aka when I go home in FOUR DAYS. […]

Internships and Long-Lost Photos

Sorry for the lack of posts these past few days. I’ve actually been pretty sick (fever-ish), maybe from extreme exhaustion? Whoops. Well, Shanghai was worth it. I’ll be trying to crank out these posts during my last week and a half of finals, papers and projects (ahhhh!). But while I finish putting together my Xinjiang […]

America’s Birthday in China

For the second year in a row I have not been in the country for the Fourth of July (last year I was in Australia), but in order to make China feel more like home, Joe rented out the same Chinese BBQ place he took us and the Chinese roommates. After Chinese class, the fantastic […]

Train Tickets and Pink Netbooks

So for anyone that doesn’t know my computer is officially in computer heaven. Tally: China has killed 3/15 computers on this program. So yesterday I bought a little samsung netbook online to get me through the next three months- I’m on my roommate’s computer right now. Hopefully it will come today so that I can […]