Category Archives: Shaka Lemoniaus: Spring 2013

The writings and musings of Shaka Lemoniaus from Fairleigh Dickinson University (Spring 2013 Cohort – Chengdu American Center).

Shaka: It’s Show Time!

The Office of Foreign Affairs has done it again! I was pleased to be surprised with tickets to a marvelous Sichuan Opera. I have personally never attended an opera in America, but I can now check that off my hidden … Continue reading

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Shaka: Farm life – g-MEO Students Go to Work

China is all about exploring for me. Being open-minded is the key to all of the events here in Chengdu.  This weekend I experienced otherwise. Thanks to FAO, I visited the city of Peng Zhou which was about 2 hours … Continue reading

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Shaka: QingMing Festival Water Releasing Day!

Being an American exchange student with g-MEO has provided my classmates and me with so many lovely opportunities that we would have otherwise not been given. Somewhere between the many connections of our staff members, the connections of g-MEO as a … Continue reading

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Shaka: China in Real-Life — Dinnertime with Locals

There are many ways to learn about a countries culture and how the people in it live their life. Many remain in their native countries and study other cultures. Some people actually visit the country for a short period of … Continue reading

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Shaka: Casual Update

Ni Hao readers! This week officially marks one month since I have been here in Chengdu and I cannot believe it! It feels as if I have been in China for about six months already. As expected, China is very … Continue reading

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Shaka: The Happiness of Tea Culture

Bringing happiness to someone by simply being yourself is such a joy. Visiting the middle school near the tea plantation this weekend was a humbling experience where I was lucky enough to experience that type of joy. Upon arriving at … Continue reading

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Shaka: Experiencing China’s Lantern Festival

We all have dreams and we all makes wishes. I have never believed that a dream of mine would come true more than on the night of the Lantern Festival. For those who may not know, the Lantern Festival is … Continue reading

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Shaka: Despicable (Flight) Delays

Ever since I was a kid, I have always loved traveling. I have family all over the United States so my parents would always gather my siblings and I to make monthly trips. This is the main reason I believed … Continue reading

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Introducing: Shaka Lemoniaus — Fairleigh Dickinson University

Hi, I’m Shaka! I am currently a sophomore at Fairleigh Dickinson University in Teaneck, New Jersey. I knew that if I wanted to study abroad in my college career that FDU was the school for me. After studying at the FDU Wroxton … Continue reading

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