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Up close and personal in Beijing Knowing what you want to say in Chinese can be easy.....but understanding what these people are saying back to me may be one of the hardest things I have ever had to do. Let the adventure begin!

Gallery: Tangshan and Qingshan Guan

CHINA | Sunday, 29 Jul 2007 | Photo Gallery

Great Wall Trip
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Trip to Tangshan and Qingshan Guan

CHINA | Sunday, 29 Jul 2007 | Views [3578] | Comments [1]

Hello Everyone! My month in China has flown by, and I have no idea where it went. I know, that is no excuse for the poor updates in the past two weeks. However, it just says I was out using my Chinese and seeing the sights rather then sitting inside ... Read more >

Tags: Adventures

Olympic Village

CHINA | Saturday, 14 Jul 2007 | Views [907]

Saturday morning took me on one of the most interesting adventures I could have found in Beijing. The intentions of the trip were to go check out how neat the new Olympic Village was and to see the finished Aquatics center, and the almost finished ... Read more >

Tags: Misadventures

Gallery: 2008 Beijing Olympic village

CHINA | Saturday, 14 Jul 2007 | Photo Gallery

a little shocked at the progress
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Gallery: Sightseeing in Beijing

CHINA | Saturday, 14 Jul 2007 | Photo Gallery

Yuan Dynasty Park
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Sanlitun Update

CHINA | Friday, 13 Jul 2007 | Views [783] | Comments [1]

Hello Everyone, Boy is Beijing keeping me busy. It is hard to find enough time to cram an entire city of history in with only a few weeks to do it in. Last week at the Kindergarten was good, but we had a lot of preparing to do for the Graduation Celebration ... Read more >

Tags: Laughter

Gallery: Night at Sanlitun..."Bar Street"

CHINA | Friday, 13 Jul 2007 | Photo Gallery

Margherita's and nachos!
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The Dinner Show!

CHINA | Wednesday, 11 Jul 2007 | Views [1044]

Hello Everyone, It has been a few days since I created a job in China.  I thought I would give you a little time to let that story set in, because I am still laughing about it. Ok, ok, maybe it isn't that funny. However it is one of those things that ... Read more >

Tags: Laughter

Making a job in China!

CHINA | Monday, 9 Jul 2007 | Views [1541] | Comments [1]

Today was just another ordinary day in Beijing. I woke up and 5:45, went for my morning run, showered, dressed, ate, talked to mom and then went to work. Nothing unusual yet. However I haven't told you that I have created many jobs in this area since ... Read more >

Tags: Laughter

Gallery: Hong Qiao Shopping Experience

CHINA | Sunday, 8 Jul 2007 | Photo Gallery

Bargains by the bagfull.
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Gallery: Badachu

CHINA | Saturday, 7 Jul 2007 | Photo Gallery

Hiking Trip
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Badachu Hiking Trip

CHINA | Saturday, 7 Jul 2007 | Views [1626]

I want to apologize for not being better about updating my stories online. This past week was extremely crazy considering it was my first real week of teaching, but I managed to survive and I have never been so excited about the start of a weekend ... Read more >

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Gallery: Watermelon Museum

CHINA | Friday, 6 Jul 2007 | Photo Gallery

Field Trip with Kindergarten
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Watermelon Museum Field Trip

CHINA | Friday, 6 Jul 2007 | Views [3726]

Watermelon Museum Field Trip                7-6-07 Today we went to the Watermelon Museum in the DaXing Province.   It was about a 1 hour drive from the Kindergarten.   I once thought it was a bad idea to put about 12 people in our 7 passenger ... Read more >

Tags: Adventures

Gallery: Swimming Time!

CHINA | Thursday, 5 Jul 2007 | Photo Gallery

Swim Lessons w/ my classes
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Kids say the Cutest Things

CHINA | Wednesday, 4 Jul 2007 | Views [1226]

Kids say the Cutest Things…..                       7-4-07   So it isn’t everyday that you get the chance to hear a baby’s first words. This is kind of the situation I have here in China.   The children say new English words everyday ... Read more >

Tags: Work

Gallery: Only in China would you see....

CHINA | Wednesday, 4 Jul 2007 | Photo Gallery

Some quick shots I've gotten!
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The Shopping Experience of a Lifetime!

CHINA | Tuesday, 3 Jul 2007 | Views [1252]

Shopping Trip to Remember So when I last wrote I left out one slight detail that actually has probably been the ultimate language experience of the trip. It all started when I had to go Grocery Shopping last night. There is a store within ... Read more >

Tags: Shopping

Gallery: The Kindergarten

CHINA | Tuesday, 3 Jul 2007 | Photo Gallery

My Classrooms and students
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Into the Working World

CHINA | Tuesday, 3 Jul 2007 | Views [602]

Into the working world…..                      Day 8 + 9              7/2/07 So I know if has been awhile since I have written but the past few days have been extremely crazy.   Sunday evening ended with a great barbeque. Basically ... Read more >

Tags: Work

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