Good News of Great Joy

27 12 2016

We decided to do a service project at a local school with some friends, and we got to present the Christmas story and sing some Christmas songs. It was so fun, albeit a little crazy because we only had 20 minutes to practice.

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Glass Bridges

18 09 2016

 

After the wedding, we got to tour Wuyuan, where one of my friends is from. It is an incredible place in Jiangxi province (about 4 hours west of ShaoXing), and we came to this famous scenic spot.





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.





Escape!

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.

 





Tutoring the Tutor

11 03 2016

With shaking hands and a piece of paper to read off of, one of my quietest students approached me after class today. She told me that her dream job was to teach foreigners the Chinese language. It so happens that I needed to learn Chinese, so thus began language lessons with my student.





An Elephant in the Room

28 12 2015
Celebrating Christmas with white elephant gifts.

Celebrating Christmas with white elephant gifts.

Christmas at our apartments was quite an event, as we had lots of friends to celebrate with, and lots of white elephant gifts to go around.

My friend trying out the gift she got: new headphones.

My friend trying out the gift she got: new headphones.

In China, people celebrate Christmas by giving each other apples, sometimes with strange designs on them like these. We were given lots of apples this week both from students and friends.

In China, people celebrate Christmas by giving each other apples, sometimes with strange designs on them like these. We were given lots of apples this week both from students and friends.





The Advent of Our King

20 12 2015
We lit advent candles because it is almost Christmas time!

We lit advent candles because it is almost Christmas time!

Our time in Hangzhou was limited, but I still got to see a lot of my friends there and get a Secret Santa gift.

This is my good friend whose house I spent the night at. She has these pink slippers that are much too small for her feet, which she is wearing in this picture.

This is my good friend whose house I spent the night at. She has these pink slippers that are much too small for her feet, which she is wearing in this picture.

These shoes are supposed to help you with posture or something. I thought they were great.

These shoes are supposed to help you with posture or something. I thought they were great.