Monthly Archives: May 2013

Emmanuel: The Ancient Terracotta Warriors

Hello from Lintong! Here, in this picture, I am in Xianxi Province where the world famous Terracotta Warriors are from! A very special place with A LOT of history and A LOT of foreigners! This place is bustling with all … Continue reading

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James: Leshan Part 2 and Happy Valley

            Last weekend for the May Day holiday I went to Leshan for the second time. I had yet another great adventure exploring even more of the city and trying out even more food there. This past weekend I also … Continue reading

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Alexis: One or two not-so-pleasant things

So up until this point I’ve tried to the best of my ability to write to you about the various reasons for why you should come to study abroad in China. But like my mom always says in Spanish, “not … Continue reading

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Emmanuel: A Modern Day Chinese Wedding

Hello all! My new destination has led me to a wonderful Chinese modern day wedding in the beautiful Henan Province. The newly wed couple invited me to their wedding a month prior and I finally got to go to their … Continue reading

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James: Co Co and Co Co

         This week I had some more interesting experiences. I have tasted what is now one my favorite drinks and once again ate some interesting food I’ve never tried before. Also on my way up to Leshan again I got … Continue reading

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Alexis: Internship Joys

For a long time, I’ve been very interested in teaching and on academia.  This has been crystal clear to my friends, who hear me using words like “pedagogy,” “exegesis” and “empirical” in a colloquial fashion.  Moreover, one of my personal … Continue reading

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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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James: Trying ever more new food, doing ever more new things

This week I ate even more new things: new dinners, new dinner experiences, new novelty flavored chips, some new healthy food, and much more. It’s a shame I ended up not doing too much this weekend due to the earthquake, … Continue reading

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Emmanuel: Daoism – The Way

Ni hao from Han Gu Guan! The home of Daoism; or more commonly known in America as Taoism! The start of a philosophy! The introduction of Qi (chi’i)! The beginning of the yin-yang, Feng Shui, and many more ideas that … 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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