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#Travel: First Motorbike Ride!

29 Apr

Took my first ever motor Scooter ride today!  Drove about 3 hours out and about. Saw lots of cool things, Including this vegetable garden in front of the public toilet 😂


#BFF

15 Apr

Awww!  Made some new friends! #可爱! 

In Chinese, ‘ke ai’ is Cute!  Like these cuties!

#TeachingLols ~ That’s a lot of Kids!

6 Apr
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So I’m working with my international students (Mongolia, Indonesia, and India) and asked what they did this summer.
One girl goes off because she expected to have a vacation, but got stuck working. She starts listing all of her chores, complaining, and the other students are just nodding along commiserating.
She finally gets to the part where she had to babysit her siblings and cousins. The kids are like “yep, yep” right up until she goes “So, I just want to say that I’ve learned from this summer. I mean, I am totally not going to have more than 5 kids. That’s just more than enough.” Said completely sincerely with no inflection or emphasis at all.  You could see them start to nod again, stop, look at one another and turn in unison to stare at her. One girl goes “FIVE kids” with eyes real big. She goes “Yeah! I mean, I think stopping there is plenty.” They stare some more. I crack up secretly on the inside.
This in the country where 2 kids is only just now allowed universally and is still pretty rare in the cities. 

The #Ritz Wannabe

3 Apr

Not to be confused for ‘#Ritz’ crackers 😜  These are the Fooky Rizl’s. 😂

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Chinese Building #Art

30 Mar

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Chinese #Art ~ Ceramic Wall Art

28 Mar

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One of the beautiful art pieces decorating the ceramic walls of the Chinese Summer Palace in Peking.

#Tuberculosis Outbreak

26 Mar

Yay! Not! 4 students at my University have been confirmed to have #tb 😷 We’ve had an outbreak before and it isn’t pretty.  20,000 students and more teachers have to be tested and checked. 😱

#Diseases like this aren’t uncommon in some countries still. We’ve now had #Cholera, TB, and some other issues in the 3 years I’ve lived abroad. 
So if you #travel or #studyabroad or #teach internationally, be careful. Wash your hands👍, wear the #masks 😷, Avoid coughing or sneezing people 👄. Only eat food you’ve seen cleaned or well-cooked food🍴.  Drink bottled or boiled water ☕. Wash any dishes in boiling water, even at restaurants where dishes come wrapped! Sleep, take your vitamins, and drink orange juice!

 #tourist #sick #health #safety #travelsafety #stayhealthy

#Chinese Garden

24 Mar

Wanna climb the pagoda? 😊 The beautiful sight greeted me on the way to classes. It’s a lovely pagoda up on the hill and part of a park in the middle of our campus.  I love all the #colors!

**Just don’t go up there at night. 😂  It’s pretty much destined to live as a kind of ‘kissing kastle’ sort of place at night.  When all the students have 7 other kids in their rooms, couples find privacy here 😜

A Lovely Day For #Flowers

20 Mar

I just ❤ the Beautiful trees here on campus! Spring is one of my favorite seasons!

Ancient Murals Found in Chinese Tomb

18 Mar

“Ancient Tomb Decorated with Vibrant Murals Found in China”

by Owen Jarus via “LiveScience”

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