Friday, October 8, 2010

talking to my mom from China for her birthday, via video Skype call

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

just returned from the holiday party here in China,,the songs were a big hit! :)))

Thursday, September 16, 2010

Monday, September 13, 2010

watching World Economic Forum's "Summer Davos" meeting, Live from Tianjin China on CCTV

Wednesday, September 1, 2010

at Shanxi University foreign student Welcome Ceremony and Welcome Dinner!

Monday, August 30, 2010

met a very nice of group of 20 cultural exchange students from Armenia,,travel/study in China for 30 days, stayed at my university 1 wk
Dare to think--Dare to do!

Sunday, August 29, 2010

Joined Harvard Club of Beijing

Friday, August 27, 2010

Personal Invite to New HOT China Networking Site:

Thursday, August 26, 2010

Tuesday, August 10, 2010

now pursuing Master's Degree in Mandarin Chinese Language, Shanxi Province China

Monday, August 2, 2010

Save Sakineh Mohammadi Ashtiani from stoning death in Iran,,,

Thursday, July 22, 2010

working summer teaching job in China during university break,,,,
guess whos back!!!!

Saturday, July 3, 2010

Happy Birthday America!!!! :))
don't quit--add!

Monday, June 28, 2010

its official! i can't read a CAPTCHA--so i am not HUMAN! :))

Friday, June 25, 2010

playing with Google Earth! hehe

Tuesday, June 22, 2010

saw Gong Li's new movie "Shanghai" ,,,with American Actor John Cusack,,,pretty good flick!

Sunday, June 6, 2010

soaking my feet and practicing Mandarin Chinese,,hehe

Wednesday, June 2, 2010

out of commission,,good nite!

Thursday, May 27, 2010

got my Crackberry unlocked in CHINA now,,wwoooohoooooo

Wednesday, May 26, 2010

bought 300 American movies for about $15 :))

New Blog

Wow I have not been here forever! Just making a test run to see if I want to use this site during my summer travels here in Asia. In only a few short weeks I will be on yet another 2 month university holiday! Unbelievable!

hhhmmmm,,,,wow this site looks pretty cool! I have actually only used it for status updates in the past! Here is a pic of one of my first trips in China! Taken right down in our very own Pinyao, old city of my Shanxi Province. Not to be confused with Shannxi, location of Xian and the famous Terra Cotta Warriors. That province is about 6 or 8 hours south of me and I hope to swing thru there on my way to Tibet this summer!

Wednesday, May 19, 2010

bought new Liu Ruo Ying CD today (Together),,Chinese Singer,,,
at market buying lots of veggies to cook,,,

Monday, May 17, 2010

Planning Tibet 西藏 (pinyin Xī Zàng) Trip

Saturday, May 15, 2010

watching Zhang Yimou movies (Chinese Director)

Tuesday, May 11, 2010

saw Iron Man 2,,i could actually understand most of the high brow conversation in Mandarin after a year here,,scary! haha Day 1 I understood zilch!

Monday, May 10, 2010

great night out for Hot Pot! going to have to work that one off tomorrow! hehe

Sunday, May 9, 2010

oohhh Saturday Firecrackers was big Spring Wedding Day here in China,,,not holiday,,,hehe

Saturday, May 8, 2010

practicing my Mandarin & writing brush (Mao bi 毛筆) Hanzi Characters (Calligraphy) simultaneously--sensory overload! hehe
has no idea why firecrackers are going off again??? maybe for Mother's Day! hehe

Friday, May 7, 2010

studying my "Pu Tong Hua" (Common/Standard Language aka Mandarin Chinese)
awoken by the sound of Firecrackers--almost a weekly occurrence here in China,,,hehe
cooking Italian spaghetti

Tuesday, May 4, 2010

Happy Cinco De Mayo!!!

Monday, May 3, 2010

making a western omelet for dinner! hehe but eating with fork & not chopsticks this time! :)
at Wal Mart buying new frying pan, shower curtain, food, and computer speakers! :))

Sunday, May 2, 2010

on Wu Tai Shan (Mountains), Shanxi China,,temples, warm w/ snow covered peaks! absolutely beautiful!!

Friday, April 23, 2010

Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Whenever I catch sight of others,
By thinking, "It is through them,
That I will reach awakening,"
I'll look with sincerity and love.

- Shantideva, The Way of the Bodhisattva

Monday, April 19, 2010

“It was a high counsel that I once heard given to a young person, “Always do what you are afraid to do.”
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Sunday, April 18, 2010 Friends China Travel Blog
"Die when I may. I want it said by those who knew me best that I always plucked a thistle and planted a flower where I thought a flower would grow." -Abraham Lincoln
Sail away from the safe harbour. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover. - Mark Twain

Thursday, April 15, 2010

My Visitors from Poland left for Henan Province,,Wish them Well!!

Wednesday, April 14, 2010

My heart goes out to Western China for their losses,,,
My friends from Poland,,so sorry for your loss,,,

Tuesday, April 13, 2010 Blog/Pics from Travelers I hosted this week from Poland

Friday, April 9, 2010

Welcome to Shanxi, Taiyuan, China!
new VPN! back on Facebook!

Thursday, April 1, 2010

China, Ancestors "Tomb" Day Holiday Weekend,,No University Classes
My Facebook Blocked Again,,,need new Proxy!
How far down the Rabbitt whole do YOU want to go!?!??!

Monday, March 8, 2010

guess whos back,,,with new proxy,,,
Can't Access Facebook-Got a Good Free Proxy for me? Last few stopped working,,,,

Saturday, February 27, 2010

Happy Lantern Festival China

Thursday, February 25, 2010

Help my friend Ripley Davenport in his trek across Mongolia for Charity:
already planning summer trip :) Tibet, Nepal & India perhaps
back home in Shanxi Taiyuan, China after 2 months traveling in SE Asia,,,

Sunday, February 14, 2010

heading to Northern Vietnam and Southern China in few days,,,
new travel pics:

Saturday, February 13, 2010

celebrating TET/Chinese New Year in Hanoi Vietnam
cruising Ha Long Bay Vietnam

Wednesday, February 10, 2010

heading from Laos to Hanoi, Vietnam

Friday, February 5, 2010

in Luang Prabang Laos, heading to Vietnam in few days,,,

Monday, February 1, 2010

on way to Luang Prabang, Laos

Friday, January 29, 2010

in Vientiane, Laos (Capital)

Thursday, January 28, 2010

motorcycling thru so. Laos, dodging water buffalo, pigs, cows, goats, chickens & people ,,,so beautiful here,,saw amazing waterfalls today!

Tuesday, January 26, 2010

down Mekong River to island of Don Khong Laos

Saturday, January 23, 2010

arrived in Pakse Laos from Siem Reap Cambodia
new pics on:
heading from Cambodia to Southern Laos,,, 4,000 Islands

Tuesday, January 19, 2010

at Angkor Wat, Siem Reap, Cambodia,,,awe inspiring man made wonder!!

Saturday, January 16, 2010

heading to Siem Riep Cambodia & Angkor Wat

Thursday, January 14, 2010

Green Day, Bangkok Thailand, Front Row! Great Show!

Tuesday, January 12, 2010

in Bangkok Thailand from Phuket

Thursday, January 7, 2010

riding Elephants, ATV's, Diving, & Rafting in Phuket Thailand,,,