• Sarah

    About Sarah

    Sarah grew up in Colorado but considers herself a Chinese-Malaysian-English-American. Her favorite thing to do is read in bed, or some sunny spot on a couch.

    Babies in Sanmenxia

    by  • December 13, 2011 • China • 1 Comment

    We’ll be sure to get a proper update for our highly enjoyable and fascinating time in Xi’an but right now we’re in Sanmenxia, a small city east of Xi’an which, surprisingly, reminds me of a mid-size city in North America. We’re here to visit International China Concern’s project, a joint project with the provincial government […]

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    Ad of the day

    by  • December 7, 2011 • China • 0 Comments

    toilet ad

    This was taken at the Chengdu airport before we boarded our plane to Xi’an. I don’t really get the appeal here, although I suspect there are two socio-cultural elements at play here: 1. Kids peeing in public is an everyday occurrence, and 2. European luxury is seen as the ultimate status symbol here (I’m guessing […]

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    Fiery Chongqing

    by  • December 4, 2011 • family • 1 Comment

    Floating up the Yangtze to our next destination of Chongqing was a great way to experience the changing landscape of China – from our familiar flat landscape of Zhejiang Province to the steep mountainous terrain of Chongqing. The layout of the city is so steep, actually, that bikes are a rarity (and the few that […]

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    Meeting and parting with friends

    by  • November 21, 2011 • China, travel • 0 Comments

    I’ve been here for less than 2 days but, upon stepping off the plane, have felt a curiously shock-free drift back into Chinese life. We’ve been taking it easy so far, just staying on the UNNC campus. Joel’s welcome gift: red roses wrapped extravagantly Chinese style Although my body clock is still adjusting, overall the […]

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    Reunion tour has begun!

    by  • November 19, 2011 • AAA_None • 0 Comments

    After a 26 hour journey from Vancouver to Ningbo, Joel and I are finally back together and ready to embark on our tour of China! This week we’ll be revisiting our old haunts where we used to live while I attempt to overcome jet lag quickly. I am particularly looking forward to a tofu dish […]

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    Leaving on a jet plane

    by  • November 18, 2011 • AAA_None • 0 Comments

    I have the somewhat dubious privilege of traveling for almost 24 straight hours to finally see Joel after a prolonged separation of 3 months! Thus begins the first leg of our 6 week journey that will take us around the world in 46 days. Now to try and get a bit of shut-eye before leaving…

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    Ways to bond with friends

    by  • September 2, 2011 • friends, Vancouver • 0 Comments


    Since, because of late, I’ve had a lot of time by myself in the apartment, I’ve started a girls’ movie night. Every Wednesday a group of friends comes over to share a meal and watch an episode of Downton Abbey, which is excellent by the way. It’s been fun so far! I also get to […]

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