Tag Archives: Student

#Medical Adventures in #China!

23 Jan

Adventures in Medical China😷!!!

Had to go to the #Chinese #dentist yesterday with my mom after she lost half a tooth🤒. One of the hardest parts about being an #expat or living abroad is dealing with medical issues🤕. They speak no English. . . you can’t speak to them. Figuring out appointments, instructions, explaining sensitivity idsues, allergies . . . . is all very complex. 😭

So I called my school🏢 cause they are supposed to help. Three hours later, they gave me the phone number📞 of a guy who spoke no English (not helpful❌).

As all good foreign laoshi (#teacher) do, I went to my students👧👦. Several immediately responded with offers to help. One girl👧 found a really good hospital (Jilin University School of Stomalogy🏥) that had a #School of Dentistry. Another girl 👧called them and asked about the English. She warned them we were coming & got me the address. #Didi (China’s #Uber) 🚗 got us to the hospital, and one the other students👦 stood by his phone to be a #translator.

Luckily, the hospital 🏥 was EXCELLENT. The registration guide girl 👧 helped us book a teacher and got us the medical card. In China, you get a membership card when you visit the #hospital. That card has all your medical history, so if you go somewhere else, they just check the card to see your past. Very easy.

Went to the VIP office and waited. They found a dentistry student 👨 working there who had studied in #Maryland 🇺🇸 for a year, and he helped translate. Helpful & Good looking – Happy Days! 😛

Got an X-ray that took about 20 minutes. Went back and watched #Cdramas (Chinese soap operas)📺 while we waited. Saw the Doctor💉 after about 2 hours, he recommended a root canal and did the first part. We go back 3 more times in the next 3 weeks. 📅 His bedside manner was great!

All in all, thanks to my Awesome students and the very professional &
helpful staff at the hospital. . . It was a relatively painless!!🎉🎉

Total Cost: $206
Membership Card (for VIP service with a Professor doctor): $4
X-Ray: $2
Root Canal: $100
Crown: $100

SO CHEAP!!!🤑

Final Exams!

6 Jan

​For the week when you have:

  • 200 📑#ESL Essays to grade
  • 310 📊 #Economics Exams to give & grade
  • 162 🌎 International #Business Exams to give & grade
  • 500 🖥 Final Scores to enter

all before the week is done. ✍💼

We need #Cola,  #Coloring Pens, and #Chocolate!!!  Bringing out the big guns! 

Jaiyou*! 

*(means #Fighting! in #Chinese)

China #Book Art

19 Dec

​Awwwww, my #student got me this beautiful bookmark for #Christmas. It looks like the Traditional Chinese cut-out #art – with #bamboo leaves and simple window pane style. Love it!

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! 

Snickerdoodle #Treats!

31 Oct

Making yummy #Snickerdoodles for the 8 #proctors of my #exam today 😊  320 students, 4 classrooms, one exam.  Go #microeconomics students!!!  Fighting!!  Jiayou!

#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

#TBT – #China Style

6 Jun

This is how we do homecoming in China! We go WAY back to the ancient alumni era 😜

#Teaching Success

16 Mar

Happy St. Patricj’s day from #china!  Starting off well! One if the #students was asking a friend to translate what I was teaching them about the holiday.  He calledme ‘Beauty Teacher’. 👸 MADE MY DAY! ❤  I obviously got some #goodluck somewhere today! 🍀

Chinese Dragon & Lion Dance

21 Sep

The Traditional Chinese Dragon & Lion Dance! Part of a show performed by students at the University for the “Welcoming Freshmen Candlelighting Ceremony” #ChinaTravel #LifeinChina #ChineseCulture

I Have Great Students

17 Feb

It is seriously unfair to other teachers that I got the best students in the world. 🙂 Remember I love each of you and I believe in you! You deserve the best this world has to offer, thank you for being so amazing!

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