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Why You Should Visit Taichung: An Underrated City Full of Surprises

Hello everyone! I'm finally catching up on my blog after a short hiatus. It was an unintentional break -- I've been busy adjusting to my new job as a kindergarten classroom teacher at a bilingual school. Basically, I've found it hard to muster up enough mental energy to write, or do anything productive after a… Continue reading Why You Should Visit Taichung: An Underrated City Full of Surprises

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Fostering a Puppy in China!

Hi all! The summer holiday in Shenzhen is in full swing! School's out, the sun's out, my air conditioning unit is working overtime -- and I on the other hand am taking some time to relax in our lovely new apartment. Well, I've sort of been relaxing anyway. Tim and I have been surprisingly busy… Continue reading Fostering a Puppy in China!

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8 Ways that Living in China Has Changed Me (For Better or Worse!)

Hey guys! I can barely believe that there's less than a month left in the school year, which means that it's also coming up to a year of living in Shenzhen! Summarizing the year in short would be difficult -- there have been so many ups, downs, twists, turns, and moments of complete bewilderment.  It's… Continue reading 8 Ways that Living in China Has Changed Me (For Better or Worse!)

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How to Spend One Day in Guangzhou!

Hey all! It's been a while since I've posted, the past little while has been even busier than usual! Before I delve into the travel talk, here's a little personal update: Tim and I have decided to stay in China for (gasp) another year! Okay, that's not technically accurate... The truth is, I've officially signed… Continue reading How to Spend One Day in Guangzhou!

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The Philippines: Where Everything Went Wrong (But We Loved it Anyway)

Hey all! As you might be aware, China has just celebrated its Spring Festival, better known as Chinese New Year. Since Shenzhen is such a young city, most of its residents clear out in mid February as they travel back to their hometowns to celebrate with family. Another large group -- the foreign teachers --… Continue reading The Philippines: Where Everything Went Wrong (But We Loved it Anyway)

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Dongmen Market, Shenzhen: A Hectic and Sprawling Consumer’s Paradise

Hey all, Hope 2018 has been treating you well so far! For me, it's mostly consisted of counting down the days until our Winter term break, and daydreaming about sipping a fruity drink on the beach in the Philippines. That being said, we also wanted to make the most of our free time in Shenzhen… Continue reading Dongmen Market, Shenzhen: A Hectic and Sprawling Consumer’s Paradise

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December Recap: Christmas in China, a Vegan Yoga Picnic and Ringing in 2018 Shenzhen Style!

Hey all! So I am feeling a bit guilty about not having written this post yet, seeing as it's January 8th. Not that anyone else is keeping track, but it's mainly become a personal goal to write a monthly recap. The time is flying by so quickly that if I don't stop to reflect on… Continue reading December Recap: Christmas in China, a Vegan Yoga Picnic and Ringing in 2018 Shenzhen Style!