Scrabble Night!

Scrabble night at the #university!  The #Chinese students first time ever – we hosted a big #competition! 😃 They had a ton of fun – one group earned 38 points in a turn!

Singles Day


Apparently I spent ‘too much time #shopping’ according to my #Huawei mother phone. Over 3 HOURS. Well, no duh! Silly!

November 11 was #11/11! #SinglesDay in #China and a very big Shopping day. #Shopping around for great #sales is a must! Here are some of my #hauls yesterday!

1. A #JYJ pillow ❤️ (25% off)
2. A new #bed frame (25% off)
3. A meat grinder for #cooking (40% off)
4. A #nut gift set (50% off)
5. Set of Glass Jars for #homedecor (80% off)
Did you go out and #shop? What did you get!?!

#PumpkinCarving

#Pumpkin Carving!  Ee have a large #German supermarket called #Metro in #Changchun.  Last weekend, this guy was there #carving pumpkins for buyers. So Awesome! 

Snickerdoodle Treats

Making yummy #Snickerdoodles for the 8 #proctors of my #exam today 😊  320 students, 4 classrooms, one exam.  Go #microeconomics students!!!  Fighting!!  Jiayou!

#Halloween Haunted House!

Totally awesome haunted house tonight.  So proud of my juniors!  All by themselves, they planned and put the party on. The 3rd and fourth floors had been transformed.  Piles of leaves all through the halls and rooms, scattered chair overturned for the ‘abandoned effect’!  The classrooms were amazing – evil butcher room with the creepy guy chopping bloody stuff; creepy dead bride in her red wedding dress, ghosts everywhere including up in the window ledges – they’d jump from the ceiling to scare people. 😱👻 People hiding under tables or in fabric screens would grab your feet 😂  I loved it!  Such a great job!

Fied Pork and Apples

#Pork and #Potatoes with #fried lotus root in a sweet and sour Sauce at a local #Korean Restaurant.  Yes, That’s the root of the #lotus flower (water lily) -very delicious!!

Door Warmers

#Changchun (my home city in #China ) just started putting up these red ‘door’ warmers for the winter.  Supposedly, it’s so that our hands don’t freeze to the door handle. 😱❄  If your doors need anti-freeze mechanisms, It’s time to just give up, bury yourself in a blankie, and hibernate until Spring comes next JULY! (**Apparently, I moved to the frozen tundra 😭)  
To be fair. . . . We’ve been wearing heavy winter coats, hats, Thermal gloves, scarves, and breathing smoke signals since mid-October
😜😂