Monthly Archives: March 2013

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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James: Roaming the Valleys and Mountaintops

This weekend saw yet another exciting adventure for me. Last time I traveled horizontally across Chengdu, but this time I went vertically! I’m starting to discover that the way I spend my free time is mostly walking around and looking … 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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James: Off the Beaten Path

This weekend marked a plethora of new experiences for me. I tried some new things that I would have never gotten a chance to do back in the States, some of which I thoroughly enjoyed and others… not so much. … Continue reading

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Emmanuel: My First Whole Week in China

Goodness… I am currently sitting at my desk figuring out what to say first… There have been so many things that have happened since my last post that my mind is spinning like crazy… Welps… Maybe I will just describe … Continue reading

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Alexis: Tips for Maximizing Your Time in China

According to people who are wiser and more experienced than I am, the best way to learn about different cultures and peoples is by unreservedly submerging oneself within them.  While living within the territory inhabited by a particular people 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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James: The Joys of Chengdu

Only just three days in China and I can honestly say I feel extraordinarily happy here. Not only did it meet my expectations, but it also exceeded them. I had an idea of what life here was going to be … Continue reading

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Alexis: Layovers, Lanterns and Dragons

Ni hao readers!  A lot has transpired since my last post and I think it’s time I brought you all up to speed.  My flight to Beijing (even though delayed twice!) was the most comfortable long-distance flight that I have … Continue reading

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