#Cooking Excitement

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#cooking in #China πŸ˜„ When you live in a #itsybitsy apartment with no counter space and definitely nooven, you have to do a little engineering for #baking #chocolatechipcookies πŸ˜‚  So instead we use an old #target game board and a table oven. My life is so much fun!
#foodie #Cookies #lifeisfun #travel #lifeabroad #international 

The Other Mother – #Huawei


Haha! πŸ˜‚ I Love my #huawei Chinese phone. It has the best #English descriptions for things sometimes. Apparently our #Weather is ‘dreary and very unhealthy’ – you know, life just sucks sometimes 😜 I just got a Warning from the phone for Tuesday when it’ll get down to 21degrees!!! – so cold they asked me to check my ‘mouth muffler, ear mufflers, and gloves. πŸ˜‚ It’s like Having a second mom. 😝

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#lifeinChina
#travel #International #abroad #China #humor #funny #technology

Life in #China – Singing at #KTV is Awesome :)

I ❀ KTV and #music!! It’s the Chinese name for #Karaoke .  My students and I like to Visit this one because It’s cheaper during the day.  Usually in China, you can go during the day for a lot less than at night. Sometimes you can get a free room as long as you buy a certain amount of snacks πŸ˜„ It’s a great way for the students to practice their #esl πŸ˜ƒ This one just updated their pictures outside!

The #Chinese #Dollhouse πŸ˜‚

​I’ve been sick today so I was playing on Taobao and found these adorable/hilarious dollhouse items. If You’ve ever lived in China you’d know how accurate these images are πŸ˜‚ Down to the cheap Chinese prngle alternatives (they look exactly like that!), cooke tins, and Green tea Oreo knockoffs πŸ˜„. I’ve been Coke Zero free for more than a month, but those bottles are so funny.  And the fanta soda.  πŸ˜‚

#Dollhouse #Travel #InternationalShopping #Funfinds #Hilarious.#ThatssoChina #LifeinChina

Liquor for a dollhouse! πŸ˜‚

Happy Β Chinese #LanternFestival!

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Happy Lantern Festival!  Tonight is the night (15 days after #ChineseNewYear ) when the Chinese light paper lanterns and send them up to the sky.  
My picture wasn’t very good 😭 I’ll post a better one later. But the #moon sure was pretty! Here in Zhengzhou, we have the highest smog records for the country, so the moon is a rare night.  Today was perfect for the festival! Clear skies, brisk air, and a good wind. πŸ˜„ 
Wishing you all the best and a great upcoming year! πŸ€

#China #travel #festival, #traditions #lifeabroad #international

The New Hotel Security System

Haha!😜 Visited a 5⭐ hotel this weekend and found that the bathroom was entirely see-through.   Embarassing, no?!?  Asked my students why and got this lovely response ‘Many hotels in China do this. It’s very common.  Because sometimes the men, they come with a strange woman. Or two. Or different ones. And when they go to the bathroom, all their money is taken.  So this way they can see and be safe.’ πŸ˜’ πŸ˜‚ That’s hilarious.  A five star hotel arranges its bathroom around keeping rich men safe from their ‘women’.  Sad.  Very, very sad.   #lifeinchina #china #travel #humor #abroad, #whataworld

Real #American Breakfast

​A real #American breakfast!  πŸ΄  In #China, donuts that taste like real donuts and CHEESE! are so hard to come by. We’ll pay a fortune just for a good old-fashioned meal once in a while. The Chinese usually eat soup, dumplings, fried bread, or salad for breakfast, which isn’t my cup of tea. But we’re staying at the Hilton for a couple days – in China, the nice hotels have both an American and a Chinese buffet – makes for quite the array!  πŸ™‚ 

#LifeinChina #foodie #travel #ontheroad