Monthly Archives: September 2009

another great morning

I had an outing without kids in tow! I went with some friends to the Pearl Market – actually a misnomer because they also have amber, jade, all manner of gem and glass beads, etc. I didn’t buy anything but … Continue reading

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An Exceedingly Productive Day

1. Jie-Jie’s school-mandated health check. 2. Set-up wireless router. 3. Walk to west campus for playground incidentally locating barbershop, used book store (lonely planet guide to HK& Macau, Lonely planet guide to southeast asia, pocket oxford english-chinese dictionary, a couple … Continue reading

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Thoughts and Observations

1. I had the idea that things were inexpensive in China. It turns out that is an oversimplification. Without a doubt there is a lot of cheap stuff available here, but for the most part, these things fall into the … Continue reading

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My First Class

Today was my first class at Sun Yat-sen University, teaching the undergraduate course “Introduction to the United States Legal System.” I took a bus at 9am from the old south campus for 45 minutes to the sprawling and new east … Continue reading

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Simply Unbelievable or Simply as Expected

In classic Fulbright and Chinese fashion, I learned yesterday that they changed my class days…I am teaching on Wednesdays (tomorrow) instead of Friday. I’m not at all shocked this happened (it’s happened to many Fulbrighters in China before), and I … Continue reading

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Walk the Line

Here in Guangzhou we are living in the residence for international faculty. We also have a fairly strong tie-in to the GZ ex-pat community, comprised of diplomatic service members, business people and their families, etc. I know about loads of … Continue reading

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As soon as I have some semblance of a routine in my life I will begin posting regularly. As it is now, we take each day as it comes. I am hoping to have Jie-Jie in Chinese kindergarten in the … Continue reading

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