Now, I warn you, I am not a film maker but I wanted to share some of the "from my perspective" video footage I took in China. Some are me riding around in cars, taxis and buses and videoing the surroundings. Maybe you won't get what I am doing in the videos, I guess I … Continue reading My YouTube Channel
2012-6-2 On Saturday our class took a trip to Luoyang, a historic city about 3 hours away from Kaifeng. I was really looking forward to this trip for several years now and couldn't wait to see the Longmen Grotto's. I really wanted to see first hand what I was drooling over on travel shows and … Continue reading Luoyang（洛阳）
2012-6-1 One of the first reactions of all Americans entering China is how dirty everything is. Not just the pollution, but the trash on the ground, the dust everywhere, and the lack of what they feel are necessities in their modern life in America. Their first instinct is to apply tons of hand sanitizer on … Continue reading Are Americans too safe and sanitary?
I can tell that I have begun to heal the whole I have in my heart after leaving China because I am finally sharing pictures with Johnathan. Many he has never seen from either trip. For once looking at them doesn't make me cry but instead I am happy and grateful for the chance I … Continue reading Healing heart
2012-2-9 As yet another night turns into day and my 4 hours of sleep then 2 hours of awake pattern continues, I began thinking about goals. I have only 10 days until my next semester begins. Last semester my only goal was survive. But not that I am neck deep in life in China, I … Continue reading Night and day
2012-2-10 They said it the other night on gLee and it got me thinking about the mysterious man. I recently had the honor and privilege to help so middle and high school students with their English. During that time I let them pick the topic for the next day. Unanimously chosen was the King of … Continue reading WWMJD?
2012-2-5 Well, for some reason, today I have been totally bummed. Not sure why. Usually I can shake it off pretty easy but today I couldn't. So I turned to the one sure fired cure for glumliness(yes it is a word because I created it) watch a marathon of Sex and the City. No matter … Continue reading What Would Carrie Do?