Beijing – Month 10 – Global Wellness Day

It’s hard to judge how good an event will be before you’ve attended it. Little did I know that Say Yes To Global Wellness Day 2018, held on June 9th, was going to be fantastic! Organised by Growthbeans Coaching Circle, Say Yes To Global Wellness Day is an annual event, coinciding with Global Wellness Day,Continue reading “Beijing – Month 10 – Global Wellness Day”

Beijing – months 7, 8, and 9

I’ve lost three days of my short, in comparison to the age of the universe, life to a cold-stroke-flu. But I wouldn’t have it any other way. It’s these mini-tragedies that remind me to value each day. Who am I kidding! I’m furious. I had things to do, people to see, and places to go!Continue reading “Beijing – months 7, 8, and 9”

Beijing – months 2, 3, and 4

Not to disappoint my legions of fans, I’m answering their deafening cry – “What have you been doing since October?” Good question. Here’s my answer: I’ve completed two Toastmaster speeches My first speech was a general introduction about myself and my second speech was about why time flies! I’ve been elected VPE of my ToastmasterContinue reading “Beijing – months 2, 3, and 4”

Beijing – Week 4

Hello, This week was my first week teaching. I taught eight classes (four writing and four speaking) in three days (Monday to Wednesday). To say I was tired by Thursday is an understatement. In fact, I was so tired on Thursday that I had to quit my Chinese class – the one I only joinedContinue reading “Beijing – Week 4”

Beijing – Week 3

Nothing was going well last week so I refrained from writing a blog post. This week thankfully things are going much better and as of Wednesday 13th September I started to enjoy living in Beijing. I joined a speech club, started Chinese lessons, won a free ticket to a Pizza Festival, and got an airContinue reading “Beijing – Week 3”

Guizhou | Second semester teaching English in China

This week there’s a two-day national holiday in China so what better time to catch up with my blog than now! I’m condensing February and March into one post as most of February was my winter vacation which I talk about in these posts: Guide to Kunming – China’s city of eternal spring; Sanya – China’s Hawaii; YuanYangContinue reading “Guizhou | Second semester teaching English in China”

Guizhou | Chinese Tea Art

I don’t need to tell you that tea is an art in China and like building great walls they know what they’re doing. Today I visited my friend’s tea shop and she demonstrated the basic steps and let me, Aimee and James have a try. 1. Wash the bowls Using boiling water (100 degrees centigrade) theContinue reading “Guizhou | Chinese Tea Art”

TRAVEL: GUIDE TO KUNMING

Kunming is the capital city of Yunnan province in Southwest China. It’s famous for having a relaxed atmosphere and warm temperatures all year round (earning itself the title “City of Eternal Spring”). I spent 10 days exploring Kunming and these are the activities I recommend: Cui Hu Gongyuan A big park filled with beautiful ponds, pavilions andContinue reading “TRAVEL: GUIDE TO KUNMING”