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{ Monthly Archives } December 2007

Christmas in China

As the Christmas season comes to an end, I’ve had a few people ask about what Christmas in China is like. Here’s the short version of our holiday experiences. On the evening of the 22nd, English First had its children’s Christmas party. The basic idea was that the children were divided into groups, and the […]

Alex and Sam’s Excellent Adventure

Wednesday morning Alex and I decided to have a minor adventure. We headed out on our bikes (his pedal-powered, mine electric) with the stated goal of exploring some of the outlying areas around our city. It’s a trip we’d both intended to do for a long time, but we’d never had the motivation to actually […]


December 14 is Nichole’s birthday. To celebrate, we took a 3-day weekend in Hangzhou. For those who don’t know, Hangzhou is about 4 hours from Zhangjiagang. It has long been an important city, occasionally serving as the capital of China, and it has always been an important business center. It is said to be one […]