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Not So Subtle Differences in Cultures Having now lived in China for over a year. I am recognizing some of the subtleties that make American culture so different from Chinese culture. In many cases it is our perspective on life and the experiences we’ve encountered to form our beliefs in dealing with life in general.

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My Journey Not As I Planned   September 3, 2016, one year ago at this time (6:50 pm China time) my plane was descending for arrival at Longjia International Airport. It would be the start of a life of uncertainty, excitement, and trepidation as I entered a world so different from everything I have ever

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Chinese Life A Year Later  It is nice to see the sun rising a bit later these days. Back in May-June the sun was rising around 4 am. Which was so early. My body adapted to the early morning light and I would be up at sunrise. Of course I was in bed by 8

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My Chinese Life ONE YEAR ANNIVERSARY  I’ve been in China for almost 1 year now! I have mentioned a couple of times that the culture and style of living here is a step back in time for me. The simplicity and naivety of life in relation to other countries outside of china, I have found

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REVISED POSTING IMMIGRATION BOARD & PEOPLE’S SQUARE FROM NOVEMBER 2016 It is almost Thanksgiving and I am missing home some. The gathering of family and friends. More food than one needs, but it is so delicious. Since Thanksgiving is an American holiday it is just another day here in China. I am thankful for my