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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!

My First Chinese Dragon!

26 Sep

School Dances to “筷子兄弟 小苹果” (My Little Red Apple)

18 Sep

“筷子兄弟-小苹果”, sound recording administered by:
Prodigee Media Sdn Bhd (Music)

SIAS International University’s Freshman Candle-Lighting Ceremony was the other night. This song is very, very popular right now at weddings, clubs, parties,etc. So the university clubs, students, and workers got together and put together a dance video to welcome in the Freshmen. So Awesome!!!!

Program picnic!

21 Aug

Yesterday we were invited to attend a picnic hosted by the new University president at her home. Since she is still remodeling, wasn’t that lovely of her?  We had pork sandwiches, Cole slaw and a baked potato dish.  Delish! 🙂



Book Review: “A Cheap Ticket For Student Travel”

21 May

“A Cheap Ticket for Student Travel”

by Gary Chen

A small little guide for the average college student on saving while they travel.

Gary Chen’s new book, “A Cheap Ticket for Student Travel” is a great, yet short, read for college/low income students interested in traveling (especially traveling abroad).  At only 23 pages (in PDF form), you can read through it pretty quickly, but it offers some great insights into how you can travel even on a college student’s budget.  

He opens with a pretty strong argument for traveling while you’re young ~ time, energy, and lack of ties.  This is something I wish a lot more students would keep in mind; by the time you have jobs, families, and other demands on your time and attention, traveling becomes less and less of a likelihood.  Since traveling can significantly add to both your accomplishments and the broadening of your experience, taking that awesome trip now is a pretty good idea.

Most of his advice officially starts in Chapter two, where he begins with the important saving tool – Planning.  This carries through the next two chapters during which he discusses how  even little things like grouping nearby locations together can save money on costs.  Chapter 5 is where he really gets into precise methods of saving as opposed to more general recommendations.  He also has a really great form on pages 17-18 that helps you list out your expected expenses and likely total.  I think filling this out is a great way of reminding yourself precisely how much this might cost you and what you need to save. Throughout the book, he offers some great means of saving and I like the main message he communicates — traveling doesn’t have to ruin you financially!

Writing style: Some of the writing could use some editing and there were a few choppy areas, but overall I found it to be a quick and easy read.  A great addition to the ebook is the number of internal links Chen offers his readers–he frequently links to relevant and interesting articles relating to the subject of discussion.  Particularly helpful are the links to discount sites and saving tools; I might even use a few of these!

If you are interested or thinking about traveling, I recommend checking his book out.  You can find it on Smashwords as a FREE E-book (I like the free part, it matches his theme 🙂 )


No More Law School!!!

11 Dec

Celebrate my friends! I have just turned in my last paper for Law School. No more finals, no more law classes, no more laws school!

Yippee!!!!  I’m seriously so excited I might faint.

I Support the Liberty University Family

19 Nov

Many of you know that I am a Liberty University graduate, and a proud one at that.  After reading the articles and the comments coming out, I wanted to say a couple things.


We like to quote Bible verses and pithy sayings at moments like these, but none of that really meets this kind of situation.  Except one: “Jesus Wept.”  After what happened today, our hearts are breaking for both of you. Liberty is supposed to be a safe place, a home where people are blessed indeed.  Nothing like this is ever supposed to happen.  There are no explanations we can offer, no excuses, no reasons.  This incident is all the more horrific for that, and I have no idea how to even begin to express the strength of our sorrow for you.  Just know  that our thoughts and prayers go with you. I know this school; I know these students. They are good people, and they are thinking of and supporting you, even if you can’t see them.  I know that they are all praying (many on their knees) for you and for your loss.   As parts of the Liberty family, they are extended members of our personal families, and we grieve with you.  


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College Charm School

9 Jan

College Charm School

Interesting article talking about the move toward teaching college students manners.  Universities in the United States are beginning to offer lessons on charm for their students.  They’ll teach you everything from making a good impression to how to each a bread roll.  I think this is an excellent idea, manner are highly underrated in today’s day and age.  Considering the desperate need for jobs in the modern economy, students need all the advantages they can get, and this is a great way to get ahead of the pack.  Go colleges!

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