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Good Morning!

20 Sep

Good morning Glory!  Looking bright and beautiful today 😊

Chalk #Art

18 Sep

β€‹πŸ˜œPeople keep adding #Art to my blackboard.  Every morning for the last 3 days, there has been a new face from different people. β€πŸ˜„

#Teaching Joys #1

16 Sep

❀ Ran into my student at the Starbucks today. She came up and said hi. Then she told me that she’s seen me there once before – but she was too scared to say hello. She was so proud of herself today! Kept giggling with her friends behind the counter. Took us a bit, but we figured out her major and her class. I love my students so much. Watching them blossom, grow braver, and just mature is such a wonderful blessing. #thegoodlife #iloveteaching

#Zhengzhou was on #TeenWolf!

13 Sep

Hahahah. . . . . Zhengzhou (the city I used to live in) made it onto Teen Wolf as a magical center. Unfortunately they called it zeng zow πŸ€£πŸ˜‚πŸ˜…πŸ€” On the one hand, woop! That’s totally awesome. On the other. . . . . If you’re gonna stick a city in your show, you should at least say its name correctly.

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Inside Voice, Outside Voice, #Teaching Voice

12 Sep

Roger (the totally awesome IT guy) came to class today to install a new microphone. He asked if I needed one. I said “No, I’m pretty loud without it.” Girl in the back of a room of roughly 96 students — “Oh yes, we can hear very good.” Me: πŸ€£πŸ˜‚. . . Roger: Oh. I think you do not need this. It’s okay. Me: LOL. I thought not.

Yeongjong-do #Island

9 Sep

The eastern end of Yeongjong-do Island in #Inchon, #southkorea.
The ICN airport is on one end, and this park & #fishmarket is at the other. We’re staying at the Royal Emporium hotel tonight. My school booked a cheap hotel for us, which happened to be a brand new, beautiful place right on the #waterfront. One hour Ride on bus 203 from the airport. No foreigners, and lots of yummy cafes, Fish shops, Beer & chicken stops, etc. So much fresh Flounder, Lobsters, Shrimp, and crabs! The crowd is great & atmosphere is upbeat. You can also take the ferry to Wolmido from here!

Emotional Beef 😭

6 Sep

This poor beef is very ’emotional’ – it could be the bow tie that brings put these strong feeling. He just ‘CAN’T’ today. . . . 🎀Poor beef sitting on the grocery shelf, singing a sad, sad tune. . . ‘

When a #Piano Dies, #Music Itself Weeps to Hear

2 Sep

This is so awesome. I know that they’ve gone through a ton of other devastation, but as a devoted piano player — I know how sad that kid and family must feel. Anyone who loves the piano knows how precious your pianos are to you. You treasure those notes and keys — the sound it plays (even if out of tune) becomes the standard by which you judge all other music. It stands with you when your happy, it soothes you in sorrow, it rages in your anger. The piano is like an old friend, always sturdy and waiting for you to just open the lid and pick up again. It plays any song you’re feeling, giving you an outlet for expression and a listener at the same time. I used to have a beautiful old upright piano that I LOVED. I still think it’s notes were the prettiest I have ever heard. It followed me from home to college to graduate school thanks to AMAZING Family who helped us move it despite the weight. But when I came to China, I had to give it to a new person. It was so hard to do. I still cry when I think about it — I REALLY miss having a piano. It’s so kind of Yamaha and the singer to replace this families. I love this guys response to the losses and how he is facing it head on. That’s what piano players do — sit down, play until you have the strength to move on, and then go out and face the world with new determination. Prayers for Texas, Oregon, and Montana!

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Texas family to get new piano with a little help from a Grammy nominee

#Baking Mysteries! Can you pick the right flour? πŸ˜œ

1 Sep


LOL! My student & I attempting to figure out which of 5,000 available flours I needed for baking. 😜 Is it a #dumpling flour or a #wheat flour or an #all-purpose flour? The Fish kind or the wheat stick kind? The life I live. . . . . . I Love it so much – even going to the grocery is an adventure!

Little Time Traveler

31 Aug

Little girl in cosplay costume on the streets of Insa-Dong. You can rent traditional Korean outfits to wear around for the day while you shop – So Cute!

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