Category Archives: Clairdanir Cazius: Fall 2013

The writings and musings of Clairdanir Cazius from Concordia University Chicago (Fall 2013 Cohort – Chengdu American Center).

Clairdanir Cazius: Dumplings

In a country that’s known to have a culture distinguishable from Western civilization, a country that has kept its tradition alive no matter the date or age, China has a prevalent history which has been recorded long before the establishment … Continue reading

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Clairdanir Cazius: Jiuzhaigou Cultural Excursion

A mountain filled with peace, a mountain that brings relief towards any frustration that one may possess. The connecting rivers formed by the mountains at Jiuzhaigou are known for being rivers full of colorful water. An environment that welcomes visitors … Continue reading

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Clairdanir Cazius: Half-way Mark

It’s been five weeks since I’ve arrived to China – five, long, difficult weeks of adapting and becoming familiar with navigating myself around town. Five weeks of struggling to communicate with local shops owner to order lunch or even to … Continue reading

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Clairdanir Cazius: Holiday Break

The National Chinese holiday vacation has nearly come to an end. Although the holiday ends on October 7th, it’s back to school and preparing final homework assignments mode for me. During my vacation, I had an extremely wonderful time exploring … Continue reading

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Clairdanir Cazius: National Holiday Desires

Finally, the historical holiday I’ve been waiting for has arrived. One of the most anticipated holidays that’s been on my mind since the day of my arrival to China has been the Chinese National Festival. The Chinese National Festival is … Continue reading

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Clairdanir Cazius: Pre-Departure Checklist

Studying abroad could be a difficult challenge to those who are not physically and mentally prepared to survive in a different environment. I could remember as if it was yesterday, searching through several websites just to get an understanding of … Continue reading

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Clairdanir Cazius: Cultural Observations

Living in the “resemblance” of my ancestors may seem to be unusual to others.  Living in a culture that resembles the past may certainly lead to uncertain opinion or thought! But for me, it leads me to believe that no … Continue reading

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