Bali part 3 – Thank you Ubud

My favorite time of year is here! Living abroad and away from my immediate family makes Christmas time a little different and sometimes difficult, but each year I enjoy recreating old traditions and developing new ones with Amaury and friends. I'm almost to the end of my sweet time in New Zealand with my family. We're putting... Continue Reading →

I said a “Boom Chicka Boom!”

Summer is in full swing, and the days are hot, humid, and stormy with daily torrential rain showers that cool off the city and people. I'm spending my week days working as a Lead Counselor at Camp Canton Academy AKA summer camp. I think this is the third year we've organized a camp. It was initially... Continue Reading →

Rebalancing

It’s been a few weeks since we got back to China, and I admit I’ve be avoiding sitting down to write about our time in the U.S. for a few reasons. One, I’ve had lot to process and take in; two, writing about it seems like saying it’s over, and I’ve wanted to hold on... Continue Reading →

Yes, that’s a camel

I had planned to write to you all last week, but ended up in a grief-filled haze for a few days. Suffice it to say that our little household found the past week hard, as I'm sure many of you found it too. Always tying things back to tales of my language wins and mishaps, I'll say... Continue Reading →

Mmmm tastes like pumpkin

The weather has started to turn cooler here in Guangzhou - meaning the temperature has occasionally dipped below 80 degrees Fahrenheit - and we've had a lot of rain lately including narrowly missing torrential downpour from Typhoon Haima. It doesn't exactly feel like autumn here, but prepping for an upcoming Halloween party, wearing my wellies... Continue Reading →

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