September 2016

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The Coffee Incident

Coffee  and Cream There are many things similar in Chinese and American cultures. As well as known differences. As an example, Chinese are known for drinking tea while Americans have their coffee. As I learn about some of the Chinese customs Tai observes, she too will discover some of the American customs I practice. Going

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A Trip to the Supermarket

To the Supermarket we go It has been a couple of weeks since my arrival here. I am finally venturing out a bit. I’ve been to a couple of supermarkets, the post office and a shopping mall. One of the places Tai shops is located about a mile away by foot. It is amazing the distance she walks to go grocery shopping. And

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My Chinese Journey Begins    I am here! What a trip and a long one at that. I have never experienced travel outside of the United States. And to go it alone was not something I was looking forward to doing. But all is well. I survived the initial phase of my journey and now

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My China Love Begins With My Arrival at Changchun Airport

My Love Begins at Longjia International Airport The ground punched hard as the Air China Airbus A319 touches down at Changchun’s Longjia International Airport at 6:45 pm local time. After 23 hours, I am here. The flight from Virginia to Changchun gave me plenty of time to think. The three questions I kept asking myself were: