Great Christmas Eve! 🎅 Went to breakfast and shopping with mom. Saw totally cute gift ideas!! 😊 Then my friend Harry came by and we made peanut butter and ritz cookies, had delicious dinner, walked the river looking at the lights, saw the fireworks, etc. ❄ Even saw an electrical fire! 😱 Then the lovely cafe owner’s wife gave me a cupcake for Christmas 😍 Even though China doesn’t really celebrate Christmas, lots of locals stopped to wish me Merry Christmas. Then woke up this morning to awesome gifts, delicious breakfast treats from a friend, and a spa day. Tonight I party with some friends here at the foreign housing. A real wonderful life!
My Student Serena made me this wreath – isn’t it adorable?!
These are my amazing students! As part of our Business Negotiations class, I asked them to prepare a group dance. They had to work together and we voted on who had the best dance. There were some GREAT ideas here, and I was really proud of them. Make sure you watch the last dance!
Found this while wandering down Tianzifang in Shanghai. Tianzifang is a maze of buildings in the old French Concession area.
Did you ever read one of the old books where someone got lost in the streets of China? Going farther and farther back into the twisting buildings built one overlapping the other, up and up and up. And below it all, the stranger moves deeper into an under-land of small one room stores and little, elderly artists and laborers selling their services? Tianzifang is one of the magical places, full of mystery, history, and a touch of the mystical.
Because my friends and family rock – they sent me these pictures!