When I lived in America to say I was burned out of the holiday season would be an understatement. I was tired of the consumerism, tired of the holiday pressure and tired of feeling like a total glutton eating all the delicious food that was laid in front of me.
Today is Dragon Boat Festival, one of the few official holidays’ here in China. Curious at what that means? Well read this post that I wrote last year about the history and culture behind it. We are right in the thick of finishing up our final exams (Thursday will be
We don’t get many holidays in China, so you gotta make the most of them when they arrive. Today is Qingming Day (also called Tomb Sweeping Day), an ancient holiday in which you are meant to remember, and pay respects to, your ancestors. It’s getting harder and harder to do
Well, it might not look like much, but I am pretty darn thankful for it! A friend was kind enough to send us everything we would need to make our own thanksgiving dinner. (The non perishable version of course.) She sent us a few other things, like a can of
Foreign teachers usually have a hard time with the Chinese yearly school calendar, and not without good reason. The schedule here is crazy, complex and changes every year so that even the students and Chinese teachers have different stories. Take, for example, today. It is Sunday, normally a day off.
To get an idea of how big Chinese New Years you need to roll Christmas and Thanksgiving together. Add a pinch of Valentine’s Day (as they are on the same day this year) and multiply by 1.5 billion people. Then, replace each and every pine needle from the average numbers
We’ve done a lot of fun stuff over the past few weeks that I haven’t mentioned in my blog. Not only was it the holiday season, but it was the end of the semester as well. So I thought I’d do another picture post to keep you updated!
60 years ago today Mao Zedong stood in Tiananmen Square, raised the national flag for the first time and declared the founding of the People’s Republic of China. They say there were 300,000 soldiers and spectators there that day. Well, that’s nothing compared to how many people are expected to