Aging… I have been fighting it for years. Been coloring the gray for about 20 years and have been blessed with very little wrinkles. I had beautiful skin tone until about 3 years ago when I started noticing my cute freckles around my eyes and nose decided to begin merging into large colonies of discoloration. … Continue reading Aging

Must Read: Good Chinese Wife by Susan Blumberg-Kason

I recently had the privilege of reading an advance copy of Susan Blumberg - Kason's first book: Good Chinese Wife. I also was lucky enough to ask her a few questions about the book, writing and the pain of a relationship that you put your heart and soul into only to have it turn bad. … Continue reading Must Read: Good Chinese Wife by Susan Blumberg-Kason


Over the years I have accomplished many things that I am supremely proud of, and well, as many things I am not so proud of, but I don't have regrets. In my 43 years, I have crossed off all of the things I wished for as a child and even a few "bucket list" items … Continue reading Wishes

Where does the time go??

Has it really been 2 years? It is hard to believe that 2 years ago I was in China finishing my year of studying Chinese and began teaching children of migrant workers English. I drug out my departure to the very last minute. My visa expired July 20 and I left July 19th. I was … Continue reading Where does the time go??

Story in the Kaifeng News about me and my teaching

安霓珊:我很享受奉献爱心的过程 I was interviewed when I was teaching for a dear friend's school in Kaifeng. This is the article. It is in Chinese, but a friend translated it. I am extremely honored to be apart of this school, and would do it again in a heartbeat. For those that don't know Anni Shan is the … Continue reading Story in the Kaifeng News about me and my teaching

Moments in time…

Having recently moved into my own apartment, I’ve been unpacking my things and came across two boxes, one from my first trip to China and the second one from the most recent trip. Inside were momentos I had collected along the way. I took every scrap of paper and worn train ticket out and touched … Continue reading Moments in time…