Monthly Archives: September 2010

An uphill battle…

Today was the first day of lessons at Vermont Chinese School. After our registration session a couple of weeks ago we had pretty high hopes. We arrived at the school and met the principal. We spoke to him in Chinese … Continue reading

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Discovering the China in New Haven

I am in New Haven t0day. It is amazing how just a little bit of Chinese is enough to make me feel happy, a bit teary and homesick – but not really homesick. It is a strange kind of feeling, … Continue reading

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American Kindergarten and Chinese School

The kids start Chinese School in Burlington this week. We’ll see how it goes. When we went to register them we were pleasantly surprised to be the only non-native-Chinese-speaking parents. I get the sense that Saturday classes are more likely … Continue reading

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