Saying My Final ‘Zaijian’

Saying My Final ‘Zaijian’

I’ve turned in my Independent Study paper, said goodbye to my host family and the Kind Man Who Sells Dumplings Down the Road, and reunited …

 

Happy Birthday to Me

Happy Birthday to Me

A few weeks ago I celebrated my big 21st birthday. In the US, this occasion is marked by a chance to consume alcohol, legally. …

 

While there are wondrous parts to living or staying for a period of time in a country, undoubtedly there are some unpleasant aspects. We have just finished up …

 

The Woman in Charge: Popo

The Woman in Charge: Popo

I finally had to admit it to myself that I caught a cold. I pride myself on my ability to stay healthy, even during exams …

 

Yunnan Exploration Project

Yunnan Exploration Project

Sorry to my loyal blog followers (aka Mom and Dad) for my 3 week blogging hiatus. I have been feichang mang 非常忙(very busy)with classes, a …

 

Exercise

Exercise

I was realistic about my expectations for working out in Kunming and Yunnan in general. I figured I would have limited time, but I thought …

 

Christian Village

Christian Village

After whipping around hill after hill, clutching my two friends’, Mackenzie’s and Pak’s, hands for dear life, we finally arrived to a small Miao minority …

 

A Little Mid-week Adventure

A Little Mid-week Adventure

Our last activity of orientation week was “drop-off”. This is a project that all SIT programs throughout the world do. The 14 of us in …

 

Tonghai: a Few Pictures

Tonghai: a Few Pictures

Here are a few pictures from our orientation trip in Tonghai. Tonghai is a small remote village about two hours away from Kunming. We were …

 

Welcome to Kunming

Welcome to Kunming

Last night, I arrived in Kunming unscathed. In contrast to what people who know me and my tendency to lose everything feared,  all my belongings made it …

 

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