• Shaoxing

    What we will be doing for the Olympics Opening Ceremony*

    by  • August 8, 2008 • China, Olympics, Shaoxing • 1 Comment

    posted by Sarah 5:30 p.m. Buy a few cans of American beer, either Budweiser or PBR and some Doritos6:20-7:50 p.m. (Joel) teach class7:50 p.m. Go to hotel room7:50-7:52 p.m. Kill any cockroaches that may have wandered in7:53 p.m. Turn on AC7:55 p.m. Turn on television to CCTV Olympics channel7:57 p.m. Settle in with aforementioned “American” […]

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    More Shaoxing

    by  • November 6, 2007 • China, food, Shaoxing • 5 Comments

    posted by Sarah This past weekend we hosted our friend SuJ’n, who’s travelling around China for a month before going on her way to teach English in Korea for about 6 months. It was a great time to relax and see an old friend, and get to see the touristy parts of the city that […]

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    Jesus in Shaoxing

    by  • October 1, 2007 • China, Shaoxing • 1 Comment

    Posted by JoelRecently, one of my students mentioned her Christian beliefs in an in-class writing assignment. I was a little surprised, since as an American I’ve been kind of conditioned to believe that here in Communist China, you’ve either gotta be hush-hush about religion or not practice it at all.So I was intrigued to see […]

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    It’s Joel’s Birthday!

    by  • September 28, 2007 • China, Shaoxing • 3 Comments

    Today marks the first time that Joel has celebrated a birthday outside of the United States of America. There are pros and cons to this: in China, a person isn’t given the same royal treatment that Americans get on their birthdays. On the plus side, since we’re 12-15 hours ahead of you people in the […]

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    We’re in Shaoxing!

    by  • August 28, 2007 • China, Shaoxing • 2 Comments

    posted by Sarah So, after 22 hours of travel through numerous airports we have finally arrived in Shaoxing, China to our new apartment and new lives. Here are some first impressions of China that have struck us: It is like a sauna anywhere outside. Walk outside and you’re immediately drenched in sweat.There are no old […]

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