Monthly Archives: November 2010

Thanksgiving

On Friday evening, Olivia and Nate hosted an American Thanksgiving, seating 12 people in Olivia’s bedroom. Chinese and American friends savored the diverse menu including egg and banana soup and other Chinese dishes I can’t name, fish, turkey drumstick, stuffing, … Continue reading

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Nokia

The Nokia class ended today…a sad thing. They are funny and bright people. They love working for Nokia and want desperately to improve their English. What a delight to teach them!

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Student Activities

One of my favorite parts of the stay here is attending the student activities. One student got my phone number and now it has been passed around. I got a text Monday inviting me to a singing contest in the … Continue reading

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Almost Full Moon in Hangzhou

Last night I was riding a bus home from the bookstore. Suddenly, the bus stopped and the passengers lurched forward roughly. A car had cut off the bus in traffic and our driver became enraged. He followed the car and … Continue reading

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The Grand Canal

One of my favorite parts of Hangzhou is the Grand Canal. I have often walked sections of the canal since it is not far from my apartment. The views along the canal are ever-changing. Cruise boats and barges share the … Continue reading

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Sunflower Exhibition At Zhejiang Art Musuem

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Difficulties Overcome

With technical assistance, I am able to access my blog again. You never know when a site will be blocked…or why. The weather continues to be beautiful and amenable for adventures. Last weekend Canadian foreign teacher Myles and his roommate … Continue reading

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