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

Forward March

Forward March

I want to start off with something good here… Yesterday was warm with a light, cool breeze, and clear and sunny. It made me remember what it felt like to be full and alive again. I sometimes forget that I have seasonal depression (seasonal affective disorder). Having the warm sun against my skin was invigorating. I sat on the roof of my building for a couple hours looking out at the horizon and bathing in the sun. I felt the…

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新年快乐 & Mid-Vacation Update

新年快乐 & Mid-Vacation Update

Happy Chinese New Year! I hear it’s year of the Monkey. I don’t know what the significance is, but people are very excited about it. People have been setting off firecrackers for about a week now, but last night was pretty epic. The fireworks had been doing their thing and being loud for almost three hours by the time I cared to pay attention, which was around midnight. I made my way up to the roof and found the entire horizon…

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Out With The Old, In With The New

Out With The Old, In With The New

Happy New Year! I hope everyone enjoyed the holidays. There were a few holiday parties here at the university. I made my way to the “Christmas Party Show” which I was encouraged to attend. I was also encouraged to perform, thankfully I declined. I was severely under-informed yet again as to what this “party” consisted of…  So, I arrived and they told me to sit where I wanted, so tried to sit in the back where I wanted but they…

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The Dull Mundane

The Dull Mundane

Dull, mundane, boring… I’ve been trying to force myself to jot something down here, but not a lot has happened in the last month here. Don’t go getting worried about me now, I’m entitled to some boredom… This past month has been getting colder. We had a snow a couple weeks ago which turned into a sheet of ice that covered campus and it seems the Chinese haven’t learned that salt melts ice so they were banging shovels against the…

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Hallowhat-now?

Hallowhat-now?

Happy Halloween to all y’all in the states. I’ve been enjoying your costume pics on facebook this morning, my morning of Nov 1st, your evening of Oct 31. Halloween is not a thing in China, at least not on the university campus I reside currently, but I see enough masks and false personalities every day to make up for not having one. Also, someone please eat a Reese’s PBCup/York PPattie sammich for me. I moved into a new apartment. I’ll probably only…

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