“AMY MESSED WITH CHANDLER’S COMPUTER” Jason’s voice was much too loud for the tiny office all of Happy English’s staff were crammed into. My first thought was Jason hates fun. Ten minutes later the situation escalated even more as Jason marched around claiming loudly that AMY had lost Happy English two customers. Let me tell you it was … More Don’t pull pranks on day 2.
Suddenly the city buildings came to an abrupt end and we found ourselves standing in ruins. It was our first day off, and we were on a mission to climb the hill that jutted out behind our apartment. We’d followed a colleague’s rambling directions to get this far, but now we were on our own. … More Fresh Water Jellyfish
BOOM BANG BOOM! “Are those fireworks?” It was the middle of the day, on our first day working for our new school, Happy English. I was sitting in front of a computer borrowed from another English teacher (as we had not been assigned our own yet), my boyfriend Nate was in the seat next to … More Fireworks? In the day!?
Day 147, Saturday May 03 2014 There are two times you do not want to be touring China: weekends and holidays. This was both. Today we set out for a brutal climb up Hua Shan, one of China’s legendary mountains. The main appeal for Nate and I was a plank walk that you could do at … More Climbing Hua Shan/ Mountain Hua
Day 32, Monday September 30 2013 It is now National week, so we have no work until Saturday. We were talking about going traveling for the week, but because of lack of funds we have decided to stick around Jinan and explore the area. Trip number one found us reluctantly rolling out of bed at … More Climbing Mountain Tai/ Tai Shan
Sonya and Rose had offered to take us to one of the main tourists attractions in Jinan called Thousand Buddha Mountain. They told us that if we went before the first tour at 6:00am we could get in for free. Nate set the alarm for 3:30am! Even though we’d discussed setting it for 4:00. “Huh, … More FINDING A RHYTHM: Day 25, Monday September 23 2013 Thousand Buddha Mountain