China

The Expat Life of Constant Goodbyes

Being an expat means your group of friends is constantly revolving. Being an English teacher means July is filled with tears and goodbyes and September is filled with hello’s. But in Xiamen, my friend circle includes more that just teachers which means they can leave at any time of the Read more…

By Becky, ago
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Missing the Blue Skies

I’m back from my month-long adventure in Thailand and I’m not too happy about it. China is cold and damp, and grey while Thailand was filled with amazing food, clear skies, green jungles and warm temps. Thailand is so close, and so cheap I can’t believe it took me so Read more…

By Becky, ago
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Please Help me by Voting!!

So I’m still in Thailand and I’m having a great time. But I wanted to break in here for a minute because I just found out that I have been nominated for a blogger award!! It’s the Lotus Blossom award and it is for bloggers who write about romance in Read more…

By Becky, ago
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Solitude and Craziness

So before I go traveling I have about a month of doing nothing. The first few weeks flew by, with lunch and dinner appointments, friends birthdays (In Shanghai and elsewhere), and hangouts with students and friends. But now everyone has gone back home, all the foreign teachers have left for Read more…

By Becky, ago
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Bird Flu Time!

If it’s not one thing in China it’s another. In the short time I’ve been here I’ve lived through swine flu, extreme pollution not to mention the hazards of daily life including fake eggs, gutter oil and, in general shocking low levels of food safety. Now I’ve got bird flu Read more…

By Becky, ago
China

Hot Pot–Perfect for a Cold Chilly Night

Here in Southern China, wintertime temps regularly get to the zeros. It wouldn’t be a problem, my hometown in America gets much colder than that, but things here are aren’t heated. Classrooms, restaurants and most public building don’t have heat. And even worse they like to open the windows or Read more…

By Becky, ago