Free Teacher’s Apartment in Beijing

In this post you can see my new apartment in Beijing, China.

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”

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”