Category Archives: Shari Piontkowskie: Fall 2013

The writings and musings of Shari Piontkowskie from New Jersey City University (Fall 2013 Cohort – Chengdu American Center).

Shari Piontkowskie: Life in Chengdu

I find it hard to believe that there are only six weeks left. I know some people are counting down the days, but I have a feeling that if I do that, it’ll just make me sad.  This semester has … Continue reading

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Shari Piontkowskie: Advice Blogging

It’s weird – prior to leaving home I had this idea that I’d be homesick from being away from my family for such a long period of time; I honestly didn’t think I could handle it. But now, almost two … Continue reading

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Shari Piontkowskie: Chinese National Holiday

Chinese National Holiday begins on October 1st and ends on the 7th. Initially, my only plan was to sleep in for the week, but a few days prior to the holiday my friend Fiorella approached me about going to Beijing … Continue reading

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Shari Piontkowskie: Sunday Events in the Park

In my experience, Sunday is the most dismal day of the week. It can’t compare to the excitement of a Friday or Saturday night, and it isn’t as demanding or active as the regular work week. Sunday is the day … Continue reading

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Shari Piontkowskie: Sichuan Cuisine

Let me start off by saying that when it comes to food, I am not the adventurous type. In fact, I’m the type that when I find something I like it will be the only thing I order for months, … Continue reading

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