One Night in Beijing

19 06 2016

I actually spent four nights in Beijing (the above title is a reference to this song), but during my last week in China, I was able to visit some friends–including my old roommate from Wales–and get lost on my way to the Great Wall.

Dragon Boat Festival

9 06 2016

Dragon Boat Festival is one of the most well-known festivals in China. The most popular legend of this festival includes commemorating a famous poet named Qu Yuan for drowning himself in the river. People remember his legacy by eating rice dumplings (zongzi, the steamed glutinous rice wrapped in bamboo leaves) and holding dragon boat races.

Instead of riding the river, my friend and I spent the day cruising on the new e-bike and catching everyday life for the residents of ShaoXing on film.

Rain, Rain, Go Away

5 06 2016

The spring in ShaoXing brings lots of rain and unpredictable weather. Chinese people don’t like to get tan in the sun, and they are told that they will get lice if they get rained on, which makes for people who find umbrellas more necessary than their school books.

Park & Ride

31 05 2016

Change is a regular part of life in China. It is not uncommon to move or change housing each year. Moving takes time and effort, but often is a big blessing, as we get to clean out and appreciate everything we have been given in China.

Wed-Ding Dong

28 05 2016

I felt blessed to be able to see two weddings this semester!

We’re All in This Together

25 05 2016

Students do a lot of studying. They are given a break from studying by doing things like organized competitions (tug-of-war) or putting on performances like these.


21 05 2016

Some of our friends runs an Escape Room, which basically is a room that you must figure out how to get out of in one hour via clues and puzzles. We had some friends over to try it together.

Unfortunately, we were not that great at it (it didn’t help that everything was in Chinese), but it was still a good time.