Overheard in China

Overheard in China

Happy Sunday! In order to procrastinate unpacking, doing laundry and making rosters for my twenty classes, here is a list of funny quotes I’ve heard in China: Suzzy: S: “Owww! I have a blue thing like you on my leg!!”   R: “You mean a bruise?” “It was so cold! It was like 30 F circle […]

What Does the Fox Say?

Since my last post was such a downer, I wanted to provide a quick update, as well as some entertaining videos for you all. I decided to stay at my school for the year. I’ve been slowly working through all of the issues of living in the countryside, and I definitely think things are looking […]

I Guess I’m Not As Cool As I Thought I Was

读万卷书不如行万里路 “Reading ten thousand books is not as useful as traveling ten thousand miles.” -Chinese proverb It has been an interesting few days, but I have safely arrived in Ningbo… kind of. Not to skip the last month of traveling and orientation, but I figured it would be better to talk about my first impressions NOW […]

Glorified English Babysitting

Glorified English Babysitting

Once back from Tianjin, I met up with Will to visit his English school. While teaching English in Xi’an was a giant failure, Will’s school was looking for a morning teacher and I had nothing to do in the mornings while Mark was at work and Will was in class. I met up with Will […]

Awkward China Moments

Awkward China Moments

A list of awkward moments I have only ever encountered in China: Your boss tells you to eat more, when you already have food in your mouth You walk down the street and everyone is staring at you, and your first thought is “Is my skirt tucked into my underwear or something??!”and then you realize […]

Ningbo Here I Come!

Ningbo Here I Come!

I FINALLY found out where I will be living next year: Ningbo, Zhejiang! While not on my original list, the more I learn about Ningbo, the more excited I am to live there next year. I’ll be working at Wuxiang Middle School, right on the outskirts of downtown. Ningbo is a medium to small sized […]

T- 14 Days

With two weeks to go, I figured I’d fill you all in on my painstaking process of trying to prepare for a move to China. A few weeks ago in my post Graduation: Becoming a “Real Person”, I mentioned that I may have to go to Hong Kong to get a work visa. Well a lot […]