My Trip Around SE Asia (Itinerary Included)

I’m baaaaaack! (À la Poltergeist II) Hey! Long time no see or talk. Read? I’m not sure. My last blog post came to you in December. Even though China doesn’t celebrate Christmas, it still turned out to be a crazy month! I know it doesn’t excuse me disappearing for the last three months, but life […]

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Cheng Did It: My Trip to Chengdu

Hello again! This post I will be talking about my trip to Chéngdū (成都) that happened about a month ago. Chengdu is a well-planned city located in the southwest province of Sìchuān (四川). There are three city rings and five metro lines connecting people to the center and train stations. The metro lines are well-maintained […]

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Thanksgiving in China

Hello again, everyone! A week ago, I spent my second Thanksgiving away from home. Thanksgiving in Chinese is 感恩节 (găn’ēn jié), if you were curious. It’s really easy to write about homesickness and how amplified it becomes around holidays (I usually celebrate Thanksgiving and my birthday with my family over the holiday weekend, so it’s […]

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14 Useful Chinese Phrases for Foreigners

I’m sure this list has been done many times – but I’m here to do it again (because I wanna). Congrats on making the decision to either travel to China or just learn a few words! Chinese has certainly been the most difficult language I have tackled (yet) and isn’t very user-friendly for those who […]

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National Day-Week-Thing

(Remember when I said I would post more regularly? Well between the VPN and my school filling my schedule, it hasn’t really been possible! But here I am. C’est la vie, amiright?) After returning back from Chongqing, Anthony and I both had to teach Friday and Saturday classes. We typically do not have Saturday classes, […]

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Nobody’s Rerfect (Yes, you read that correctly)

A street near our campus in Hechuan (I promise people actually live here) I ended my last post saying Anthony and I needed to lesson plan for the coming week because we finally started teaching. I forgot to mention that we would really only be teaching our Monday morning classes and then we were off […]

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So, I Live in China Now.

Along the river, in Hechuan. Holy cats, I live in China now. I’ve been here for about a month now, and life has been extremely busy since my arrival. We left from Chicago O’Hare on Saturday, September 16th and landed in Hong Kong at about 6PM on Sunday. The flight itself was about 15 hours […]

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