Category Archives: Back to China

Back in China 7: Weaving, Cooking, Laughing, Digging

Tuesday, July 5th, 2011 Weaving In China one does not so much cross the street, as weave one’s way through it.  This is because there is an anything goes attitude as far as traffic is concerned. For example on any given day … Continue reading

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Back in China 6 : 100 Jouzi, Opinions, Laughs, & Tears

Monday, July 4th 2011 New School/Subway When I got up this morning, I realized it might be a rather different 4th of July.  Our dear friend and maintenance/construction manager, Mr. Guo De Hai permitted us to tag along with him and … Continue reading

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Back in China 5: Cynicism, BBQ, & High Fashion

Back in China 5 Sunday, July 3, 2011 Sundays in China mean less traffic than during the week. You can ride the bus to the local fellowship with a pretty good chance of getting a seat. I say local fellowship as … Continue reading

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Back in China 4: Old Friends & Childhood Memories (If the Nuns Could See Me Now.)

Back In China   Day 4   Saturday, July 2, 2011 Liu Fang/Papa John’s/Catholic Church This was our day to meet Liu Fang, our former housekeeper and more importantly, good friend.  A housekeeper is called a bao mu, but in our community … Continue reading

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Back in China 3: The Zebra Are Nabiar.

Back in China 3 Day 3   Saturday, July 2, 2011 Today began with our usual coffee and Internet time at the Harvest Cafe, and led to an all day outing that made us so happy to come home at 9 p.m., … Continue reading

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Back in China 2: Bad, Mad, Sad & Glad

Day 2   Friday, July 1, 2011 When I taught high school English I used to tell my students that English has so many wonderful words that they should try to refrain from using bad, mad, sad, & glad. But sometimes, … Continue reading

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Back in China 1: What’s a Nice Italian Girl from Canonsburg Doing in a Place Like This?

I wrote these a while back, posted them, removed them to clean them up a bit, and now they are back. There are 9 in the Back in China series.  My friend’s posting of the zebra crossing prompted me to … Continue reading

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