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My first #Earthquake!

3 Jun

Wow! Just felt my first #earthquake! 5.7 in Songyuan (about 1.5hr #train Ride from us). Hoping Everyone is okay!

My first #Earthquake!

27 May

Wow! Just felt my first #earthquake! 5.7 in Songyuan (about 1.5hr #train Ride from us). Hoping Everyone is okay!

#Travel in Taiwan! – Elephant Mountain in the dark!

26 Feb

We climbed Elephant Mountain 😵 💀 I stopped counting after 400 stairs – I have since died of stair death. 👻 I am just a ghost now. . . . But seriously! 👍🏔 It was the nicest time I’ve had in a while. We didn’t get there until after 6 and it was already way dark. I was worried it would be full of drunks / creeps / make-out sessions. It wasn’t! We kept running into the nicest people! Everyone was encouraging each other. Ran into a group of about 15 #Indonesia students there for someone’s birthday. Then a group of #Korean boys. Then some westerners. A #Chinese girl who was posing for a billion pictures with the help of a #Philippine boy who was great about trying different shots and so patient. Then a sweet #Philippine boy walked us down – he’s just finished a contract in Japan. Everyone was just telling each other ‘you can do it! You’re almost there!’ This is what ‘coming together’ and ‘community’ should look like. ❤️❤️ Made me fall in love with humanity again.

#Taipei #Cafe!

22 Feb

#Coffee and a Mint #Chocolate Frappe in #Taipei! Checking out #MrBrown Coffee shop on my first Visit to #Taiwan. So far, the weather is lovely and the view charming! ❤️

#Travel and the Lunar New Year!

15 Feb

新年快乐!! ❤️

I hope the new year brings you many Blessings and gifts from Heaven. I hope your Family is healthy, wealthy, happy, and wise. I hope you make many new friends and keep the old ones. I Hope your table is overflowing with Food and drinks. I hope your classes are all informative and your jobs interesting. I hope you learn and grow and live in happiness full of all sorts of wonderful things!!!

Happy #Dog Days!!

8 Feb

Awww, #Starbucks has little #puppy cups for the #Chinese New Year Festival ❤️🐶 This is the year of the dog!! If you were born in 2006, 1994, 1982, 1970, or 1958 – this is probably your year!!!!!

BTW – today is the Small Chinese New Year when you clean the house, get rid of last year’s stickers & tokens, and send the kitchen god to heaven to report on the family’s behavior over the past year All in preparation for the big day!. Happy Small Chinese New Year!

#Christmas Ride!

24 Dec

​Awwwww  #Santa picked me up yesterday for a ride on his way to deliver #toys!  â¤ï¸ðŸ’– Wasn’t he sweet!  Although his reindeer have upgraded to being disguised a lot like a #Toyota. 😆 Thanks to #Didi for the opportunity to be sleigh escorted to my #Christmas #party!

Happy #Thanksgiving!

23 Nov

Delicous treasure from one of my adorable students today – another gave me some Bon Bons.  Since I had to work on #thanksgiving (not a Holiday abroad 😭), this was quite the treat! 

#Scrabble Game Night!

14 Nov

Scrabble night at the #university!  The #Chinese students first time ever – we hosted a big #competition! 😃 They had a ton of fun – one group earned 38 points in a turn!

#PumpkinCarving

3 Nov

#Pumpkin Carving!  Ee have a large #German supermarket called #Metro in #Changchun.  Last weekend, this guy was there #carving pumpkins for buyers. So Awesome! 

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