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For those who don't know, this week is a big week in China. Schools are out, a lot of places are closed down, and people are free to travel, celebrate Chinese nationalism, and eat moon cakes all week.
For us foreigners, however, it's definitely a "stay indoors" type of deal.
Tara, my friend, and I learned this the hard way this past Sunday. When we travel, we are generally stared at quite a bit, and it is socially acceptable to spit here upon seeing a foreigner.…Continue
Posted on September 30, 2012 at 7:48pm
Being an American in a foreign country is seriously a pain in the butt sometimes. And not because of ethnic or political disagreements. I completely understand the prejudices and sometimes outright anger expressed at us for our foreign policies and ways of life.
I'm talking about the math side of it.
Learning a language in a classroom that is being taught in said language is challenging enough, but today we began discussing the weather and how to set up comparisons. Needless to…Continue
Posted on September 20, 2012 at 1:00am — 1 Comment
Oi... How to start this? This is the problem I have when beginning new blogs or social interaction sites: the first entry. Never know how to begin it or what to talk about.
I guess I can start by saying this weekend is going to be pretty busy. In about an hour and a half, the group of students I am traveling with is going to head to Hangzhou, an area southwest I believe of where we currently are (Shanghai, China). We have planned two tours of the area today, one in the Linying Temple…Continue
Posted on September 14, 2012 at 6:50pm — 1 Comment