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Leisure in China: KTV and Ma jiang

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8th Annual Hangzhou International Cartoon and Animation Festival

Jesse and I attended the Cartoon Festival, courtesy of one of my students who got us VIP passes. We didn’t know most of the characters but we enjoyed the color and activity.

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Titanic 3D

Jesse is visiting me for three weeks. We’re not touring so much as we are just living the Hangzhou life. One of my students gave us a gift of Titanic 3D movie tickets. As we were waiting for the movie … Continue reading

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Lei Feng Day

Lei Feng was a soldier who died in an accident in 1962 at the age of 22. Mao memorialized Lei Feng as a symbol of altruism.  The term “活雷锋/Huó Léi Fēng” (literally “living Lei Feng”) has become a term for anyone … Continue reading

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Hangzhou Marathon

My friend Ken ran the Hangzhou marathon. I came along as the friendly cheerleader and photographer.  The spirit of runners is the same all over the world.        

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Shengsi Island

In the late summer, I took another teaching trip sponsored by the Provincial Education Department. Four foreign teachers visited Shengsi Island to talk with Chinese English teachers about teaching and learning. We also gave demonstration classes to students. Some of … Continue reading

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Sunday Morning Card Game

This is the view outside my window on Sunday mornings.  (Money changes hands.  😉 )

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