Shortly after receiving that sweet email from a student, I messaged him saying thanks. After a short conversation, he asked for the email of another foreign teacher, and I gladly obliged. The next day, she posted the email on Facebook and it was the exact. same. message… -_______- GG students.
教师节快乐！ (Teacher’s Day in China!)
Today is Teacher’s Day! This has resulted in various greetings and messages from ex-students.
The following was a message written in an e-card from one of the best students I’ve ever had:
I still remember that your smile was as warm as the sunshine. Thanks for your hard working. You are one of the best teachers I have ever met Sincerely wish you a happy Teacher’s Day!
I cry everytime.
What does it mean to be unfortunate looking?
You’ve reached the point of no return…
Farewell My Concubine (霸王别姬)
I’ve finally watched one of the highest rated Chinese movies ever - or at least according to the Internet - and I LOVED it. My boyfriend, who is a Chinese national and knows I have a lot of criticisms of China, will probably make fun of me for writing this. I’ve read some criticisms of the film. For example, some felt there was more emotional depth in the beginning of the film when they were children, and it all went downhill from there. In my opinion, the beginning just has more tragedy on a micro-scale because it looks at individual problems. The film gets more and more political as it goes on.
The film has left me with a lot of questions… So if anyone out there has seen it, I’d love to discuss with you. :) It’s now one of my favorite movies, as sad as it is.
Being good to each other is so important, guys.
A couple months back, I got a comment when I was applying to a nonprofit that I was too privileged to understand other people’s sufferings. Meaning that my privilege would make me unqualified to help others. If we have similar goals, why don’t we just work together?
I look terrible with Peter Pan collars because they make me look 5, but I love this dress.
Today is a happy day!
I guess purple will be my new color. :)
153. MAYA ANGELOU: Phenomenal Woman
Maya Angelou (1928-2014) was a modern day Renaissance woman – author, poet, activist, dancer, singer, director, teacher and hero. After her death last month, I was flooded with submissions from you…
Needed some inspiration today.