Tag Archives: chinese

Waiting for the Tide

With the new campus opening and everything that goes with it, I’m only teaching two classes right now. That combined with the clinic hours means I’m working about half as much as expected, so I fill my days with Chinese, … Continue reading

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Posted in 2017-10, Lanzhou, Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Chengdu

Whatever my expectations here were, it’s really hard to say. I didn’t know what I would find, but it’s not really like I would have guessed. The city of Chengdu, at least in the area we are in, reminds me … Continue reading

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Posted in 2017-06, Chengdu, Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , | Leave a comment

A Letter from Felix

I’d like to introduce you to my new friend Felix. My nephew couldn’t stuff himself in an envelope and still get through customs, so he sent Felix instead. Felix is a rabbit who travels the world and brings back stories, … Continue reading

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Posted in 2016-12, Taiwan, Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

Catching Fragments

I just realized something that makes Mandarin a much harder language to pick up. I understand Spanish. For the most part, the language is similar to English, and I can pick out words to figure out what is going on. … Continue reading

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Posted in 2016-11, Taiwan, Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment