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Sharing the Power!

7 Nov
Proud moment in the #LifeofLiv!ย  Today I taught the Chinese staff at my school how to draw an ampersand (&) symbol.
Me (in writing) ๐Ÿ‘ฑโ€โ™€๏ธ: It belong to SCM (supply chain) 1 & 2.
Staff girl ๐Ÿ‘ฉ: What is the ‘&’ mean?
Me ๐Ÿ‘ฑโ€โ™€๏ธ: It’s a symbol – it means ‘and’
Staff girl ๐Ÿ‘ฉ: You can write that! I thought it was only on computers.
Me ๐Ÿ‘ฑโ€โ™€๏ธ: Here, I’ll show you. ๐Ÿ˜
Staff girl shares the knowledge with other staff. They all start going crazy, writing it on the students sheets. By the end of the exam, they were all using it. ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜†
If I die tonight, I know my life had meaning!

When an Axe means Good Things

4 Nov
Fascinating! We went shopping yesterday at Zhongdong Dashicheng and they have a huge area dedicated to wedding supplies. One of the many tokens they were all selling were these axes.
I was guessing either A) they take ‘leave your parents and cleave unto your wife a bit too serious” or B)ย  these marriages are a LOT more bloody than I’m used to ๐Ÿคฃ๐Ÿ˜‚
One of my students aid maybe after you get married you have to cut more wood than normal ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜…๐Ÿ˜†
What I learned. . . . The word axe (ๆ–ง ) is a homophone of ‘lucky’ (็ฆ) — both are variations of ‘fu’, and they are made of peach wood which is used to ward off evil spirits. So basically you cut out the evil and bring in the good fortune. So awesome!
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30 Oct

Locate Last Modified Date of a Webpage

25 Oct

For those of you (like me) who do a lot of research and citations, there is a fast and dirty way to strip the ‘last modified date’ from a webpage.ย  One you visit the site, just replace the URL with:


It’ll pull up the last modified date in a pop-up.ย 


When #Hair Has A Life of Its Own

23 Oct

#Humidityhair ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜…๐Ÿ˜‚ – What happens when curly Blonde Hair takes a trip in the mountains

#Humidityhair ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜…๐Ÿ˜‚ – What happens when curly Blonde Hair takes a trip in the mountains

#Fall Colors – #StreetLife

6 Oct

How I know it’s fall in #China ๐Ÿ˜› The bok choy & leeks are out drying and yellow leaves are falling ๐Ÿ‚๐Ÿ’•

Professor #Panda!

3 Oct

Is it me? ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜…๐Ÿ˜„๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜œ๐Ÿ˜‹

#Economics 101 ~ Absolute Advantage, Comparative Advantage, and the PPF

1 Oct

*As always, this is not intended to be professional advice. This was written with ESL students in mind, designed for a basic #Economics class. We simply hope that it may be helpful to other students trying to understand the concept.



The two lines you see up above are called Product Possibility Frontiers or the PPF.

Situation: Vietnam (่ถŠๅ—) and Thailand (ๆณฐๅ›ฝ) both are given $500 to make Swords (ๅ‰‘) or Bows & Arrows (ๅผ“็ฎญ). Because their money is limited (ๆœ‰้™) (there is an end to the money), both countries need to decide how many they should make. Problem: if they spend money on swords, that means less money for bows and arrows. And if they spend money on bows and arrows, that means less money available for swords. It’s a CHOICE (or in economics — a TRADE-OFF).

They have three choices: 1) Make only Swords. 2) Make only Bows and Arrows. 3) Make some of both.

The green line (Vietnam) shows all the possible combinations (็ป„ๅˆ) that Vietnam can make if it uses ALL the money ($500). Continue reading

Garaging in Style! #streetart

29 Sep

Little Garage #Art ๐Ÿ˜ƒ

I Love my Darlings!

29 Sep

You know why I love my job? Because of the amazingly sweet and tender-hearted students I meet. I recently posted a ‘Happy Birthday’ to my mom. More than 300 of the students responded with Best wishes and love. ๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ’• Hearts of gold I tell ya!

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