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Censored Democracy: You done fu**ed up China

It’s evening here in the SouthEast part of China, a small city in the Guangdong广东 Province,  Zhongshan中山 (middle mountain). The day is heavy in heat, the sun out, not a cloud in sight but a never ending fog of pollution that results in high humidity and scorching 36 degree (celsius) weather making today a great day to be indoors and on the computer. 787 more words


My Chemical Romance

I just finished guiding my students; it is a national holiday, yet there I was making the sweet Yemeni child who was obviously bigger than me comprehend the first subtopic of Chemistry.   251 more words


National Holiday and Kyoto

Yesterday was a national holiday (September equinox) so we decided to make a trip to Kyoto to visit a Temple. We made our way to  492 more words


秋分の日- Autumnal Equinox

Went to the onsen in Oguni on the first day of fall. This picture is on the way down to the outside hot spring. Great way to spend the national holiday followed by a homemade chili dinner.

buying train tickets for the national holiday: nanning to guilin & onward to yangshuo

Saturday, September 20:  My student assistant, Angela, goes above and beyond the call of duty this morning when she offers to help me get train tickets from… 1,181 more words


Good heavens, 中秋节 (Mid-Autumn Festival) 很快到了!

The Mid-Autumn Festival is almost upon us! This year, the Chinese national holiday will fall on September the 8th or, the 15th day of the eighth month of the Chinese calendar. 665 more words


Brazil's Independence Day

Today we celebrate Brazil’s Indepence day.  The date celebrates Brazil’s Declaration of Independence from the United Kingdom of Portugal, Brazil and the Algarves. On September 7, 1822, after receiving orders from the Portuguese parliament limiting his powers in Brazil, Dom Pedro I declared Brazil’’s independence near the Ipiranga River in São Paulo. 143 more words

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