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Hawaii

July 30, 2013
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After something like 36 hours of travel, I am in Hawaii.  People are speaking English.  I understand all of the conversations around me.  Well, not really.  A lot are in Japanese.  But still, it’s strange to be in America.


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Seven Misters for Seven Sisters

July 7, 2013
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For those of you who couldn’t make it out to the rural Chinese county of Xiuning for this monumental event, here is the video of my students’ performance of Seven Misters for Seven Sisters.  It’s got English subtitles to aid in yoru comprehension.  Enjoy, and as always, sorry about all the KFC ads.  By this point, you guys know how YouKu, the Chinese YouTube is.

Part 1

Part 2

Part 3


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Great city

July 4, 2013
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For the past week, I’ve been living the life of a retired person in Tunxi.  It’s pretty sweet.

I dance it the square in the evening.  I take the free bus to the super market and back.

This city is a lot of fun.  The public transit is great, plus, where else do you get to see sights like this on your way to the grocery store.  Probably a lot of places, but none I’ve ever lived except here.

River in Tunxi IMG_3404


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Penne Alfredo

July 1, 2013
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I made a batch of penne alfredo for lunch.  I turned around to get a bottle of water, and when I looked back, LJL had added a large glob of crunchy peanut butter to the top  of his and was happily devouring it all together.

“这样吃标准吗?” (“Is it standard to eat it this way?”)

I let my laughter be the answer.In his defense, I tried some and it wasn’t a bad combination at all.


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