Category Archives: Gail Sexius: Fall 2014

Gail Sexius: Communication Exchange – Are Hand Gestures Ever Really Enough?

Hand gestures are often looked upon as a universal language. I mean, it makes sense right? If you cannot explain to someone what it is exactly you want, pointing is definitely the easiest and most effective means of communication. If … Continue reading

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Gail Sexius: Irrigation Systems of Buddhas?

Ni hao from Chengdu. It’s official: I am half-way done with my study abroad experience, and it is truly bittersweet. On one hand, I am absolutely excited to go home and share my experience with my friends and family members; … Continue reading

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Gail Sexius: A Day in the Countryside – Planting Trees and Visiting a Chinese Family (郊外一日:植树与拜访中国家庭)

EDITORIAL: On October 1st, 2014, the Chengdu American Center for Study Abroad and Sichuan Equity Law Firm co-sponsored traditional Chinese farmhouse activities for a group of American students and faculty.  Under the coordination of Sichuan Equity Law Firm’s Director Li … Continue reading

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Gail Sexius: Food, Festivals, Bicycles, Parks: National Holiday Edition

Every year America’s Independence Day is celebrated on July 4th to celebrate the United States’ independence from Britain and ultimately the birthday of the country. During the week of October 1st through the 7th, China similarly celebrates their national holiday. … Continue reading

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Gail Sexius: Lost in the Ancient City Street Limits

Here in Chengdu, I often find myself getting lost in the beauty of the city and its surrounding areas. Its culture, history, people, art, food and basically everything, is unique to Chengdu. I mean, that’s probably why the motto of … Continue reading

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Gail Sexius: Dorothy Syndrome – Coping With Homesickness

The infamous character, Dorothy, from the classic movie The Wizard of Oz was once a victim of being homesick. She tapped her bedazzled red shoes three times and uttered: “There’s no place like home”, in hopes of being transported back … Continue reading

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