Gateway to Your Heritage

I ❤ #China!  Driving down the street, ran across this gorgeous old #gate.  So beautiful!

Country Life

This sight will always remind me of my life here in #China.  One of the #values important to the Chinese is making sure everyone has access to a #job so they can survive.  So instead of using big machines to sweep the highways and streets, they pay the older people a small amount to do the job.  It’s not ideal, but it’s enough to live on.  They are very proud of the parts they clean. And the street sweepers are able to use empty plots of land by the roads to grow Food and Vegetables.  

So every day in my small village (Ok, 600,000 people- but That’s a Farming village here. . . .) you see the elderly driving by on these  tuk-tuks with brooms they made by hand.  Really sweet picture in my memory bank!

Baker & Spice

Beautiful, Peaceful #cafe in the heart of #Beijing! 

Had to visit the US Embassy (a mess – the guards don’t speak English and sent me through the mile long Chinese line getting VISAs.  The head guy found out and came to get me 😜 Soaking Wet!💦Gave them my appoinment sheet and it crumbled😂  Anyway, now just waiting before I brave the 1hr subway to the #train.  

Stopped at Baker & Spice here at Liangmaqiao station.  The #food is delicious!  So many choices and #bread loaves!  Got my mom a Walnut Bread and me a#Chocolate #cupcake.  The cupcake top inside was a surprise – completely filled with chocolate mousse!!!  So delicious!!! 🍴

Go to Liangmaqiao Station, Exit B.It’s right there. 

The Grand Summit, Club Building, 19 Dongfang Donglu

东方东路19号外交公寓B区会所

Last Day!

#LastDay at Hammond Hall (Building 15) here in my university in #Zhengzhou #China.  Taught here for 3 years – 8am Monday my first semester to 10am Monday my last semester 😭❤ I’ve had so many beautiful, kind, wonderful #students here and made the best kind of #memories.  

This summer, I intend to move to a new #province and a new university. 😃 Sadness today, but great excitement for the future!

#Emoji Economics!

Lol – explaining MRTS and upper level economics theories to a student via emoji and wechat messenger. 😂 

The ways we adapt to the ESL academic class!

#TBT  (Ancient Style)

This is how we do homecoming in China! We go WAY back to the ancient alumni era 😜

Door to the Past

There were a few hundred of these lovely doors (each painted a different way on top). The middle class and nicer neighborhoods in town are still in the old kinda #Traditional style with a big front Door to the courtyard and small rooms for the Family off the center. Very Awesome!  And Beautiful artwork!