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A China story soon to end

CHINA | Saturday, 19 Apr 2008 | Views [398] | Comments [2]

What is there to say? China's been great, I've been learning so much, enjoying my life here, and staying thoroughly occupied - as the lack of journal entries might have already indicated...but when it's time to go home, it's time to go home. I will ... Read more >

Gallery: The Panda Flop

CHINA | Sunday, 23 Mar 2008 | Photo Gallery

These are the floppiest, laziest, cutest freakin' animals on the planet.
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Gallery: My Place

CHINA | Friday, 21 Mar 2008 | Photo Gallery

Notice the sticky notes on everything. Yup, evidence of my attemps to learn Mandarin.
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China Update, Part 2: Communication Foils

CHINA | Friday, 21 Mar 2008 | Views [405] | Comments [1]

Chinese is not easy. In fact the very idea of it makes my head spin. It’s the tones. And the characters. And the classifiers. And the pronunciation of ‘ü’ and ‘r’ and ‘e’ and the nasal ‘n.’ And those damn tones. Case in point: today I ran out ... Read more >

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Gallery: Chengdu

CHINA | Saturday, 15 Mar 2008 | Photo Gallery

My new home
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China Update, Part 1: Toilet Adventures

CHINA | Friday, 14 Mar 2008 | Views [1197] | Comments [2]

So I live in China. That might be a surreal statement coming from a shy and anxious blue-eyed art dork, but it feels completely perfect and natural. Well, maybe not completely...but to say, 'I'm making a seamless transition' might be a more appropriate ... Read more >

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Gallery: Macau and Coloane

MACAU | Saturday, 23 Feb 2008 | Photo Gallery

This city is one of my favorite's - as a travel companion so aptly described the rooftops: "It's quite picturesque."
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Airports and Taxis, China-style

CHINA | Saturday, 23 Feb 2008 | Views [787] | Comments [1]

To catch up on the past week or so.... From Tokyo I flew to the Guangzhou airport, where I spent a chilly night, that morning I journaled the following while waiting for the bus to Zhuhai: They don't heat the Guangzhou airport. Thus, it’s cold inside, ... Read more >

Tags: On the Road

I'm a Barbie Girl

JAPAN | Tuesday, 12 Feb 2008 | Views [1777] | Comments [2]

Tokyo has been fun. My first night here, my buddy and host, Travis, took me to hang out with a Japanese family. They first treated us to a ramen dinner, then we played with their two young sons in English to help reinforce what their mother, Shinobu, ... Read more >

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Gallery: Tokyo and Nikko

JAPAN | Tuesday, 12 Feb 2008 | Photo Gallery

A selection from the 300+ photos I've taken in Japan. Yes, I'm that girl. Enjoy!
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international travel...or not.

USA | Tuesday, 5 Feb 2008 | Views [602] | Comments [3]

*Sigh* I was so close. I had boarded the plane, settled and buckled myself into my ridiculously small seat, taken out my Chinese character study materials, ignored the flight attendant as he gave his usual instructions, and had just obligingly turned ... Read more >

Tags: Airports

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