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Short Stories November Edition: Election, BSB, Black Friday


(Early November, in class 3)

Me: so you have all read what Mr. Trump had to say about women, Mexicans, immigrants, and Muslims. 547 more words


Chasing FengShui: YanTan Bird, Fish, and Flower Market

A while back I wanted to bring up the Feng Shui level in my apartment- the living room was a bit drab- and could use the lift that only live plants and goldfish could provide. 463 more words



Teacher Cheng is GOING BROKE.

More accurately, I’m extremely illiquid at the moment, as one of my American bank cards expired and it’s no longer capable of pumping out a waterfall of pink 100 RMB bills on command at the local ATM. 898 more words


Weekend in HeZuo to see Milarepa Monastery

Last week, Zhang Ze (café owner) says he’s going to Gannan and invites us to join him. He is a quarter Tibetan, and he makes an annual pilgrimage to HeZuo to pray at the Tibetan monastery complex there. 884 more words


Super Trip Japan

I expected a lot out of our trip to Japan. We planned our days in hours, chose all the spots we wanted to experience and eat at and meticulously routed our path through each POI. 64 more words


China my home, sorta

I’m Chinese.. I’m Canadian, but I’m actually Indian. And, a long time ago, my great great grandparents were English and Japanese. More importantly though, I grew up in a typical Hakka-Chinese household that had curries on Mondays, Wednesdays and Saturdays, and in-between we’d have stir-frys and steamed goodness. 71 more words


Short Stories: October

a collection of some of my other favorite moments from this past month, many of which took place in the classroom:


I’m doing a lesson on types of meat that we can cook, and for fun ask the kids to draw some interpretation of the animal it comes from. 745 more words