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From my blog BigDanInLittleChina while I was living in China for 10 months teaching ESL.

The Final Stretch…

The Final Stretch…

During the morning of July 1st there was a short graduation ceremony for the Japanese students, it was small and pleasant, and I understood about a third of what was being talked about. Afterwards eight of us ate lunch together. My boss gifted me with a few postcards with some pictures of the school to remember the place by. Then a few of us went to Jinci, I think they said it was one of the most ancient little towns….

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One Week Left

One Week Left

One week left… I changed my flight for two weeks earlier. I had purchased my ticket a few months ago thinking things were ending later, then figured I’d travel a little and see the sights in/around Beijing with my extra weeks like the Great Wall and Forbidden City, but… I’m really just ready to go home. I’ve been in China for nearly a year and as much as I had wanted to travel and explore when I got here, now I…

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Getting close…

Getting close…

Nothing of consequence happened during the first couple weeks of May… Day in, day out, things have been pretty much the same. I lead a simple life here… Beginning around mid-May my motivation levels around interesting things spiked. I’ve been doing lot of research, thinking about grad programs, learning new software, started reading a book, been watching more talks and tutorials, started a website (http://thedepthsofdan.com/welcome), been reading articles in my fields of interest, been trying to keep up with the currents in…

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Happy May, May You Be Happy

Happy May, May You Be Happy

SO! It’s May… I can’t believe how fast it feels like these past several months have gone by, and the last few feel like they will take forever, as long as I anticipate their arrival… I’m currently on a short vacation, class starts Tuesday. It’s the May Day holiday. On Wednesday, Thursday and Friday the university had a sports meet. They had us parade in the International Education department around half the track Wednesday morning, and the rest of the day…

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April, Seriously

April, Seriously

I don’t do April fools, I try to avoid all things April 1st, like people, the internet, anything else that isn’t people and the internet, seriously… not my thing. SO, now it’s over and I can write something… The weather keeps getting nicer, and the air cleaner, and the sky clearer. I’ve been more energized recently and more organized, however my diet is in need of an adjustment toward the healthier spectrum of foods… Yesterday I spent the evening rollerblading…

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