First Tutor Meeting – 03/04/2015 I met with the young woman who will be my Chinese tutor this semester. She is a post-doctoral student and seems nice thus far. This […]
Lesson #5 – 3/5/2015 There are no secrets on study abroad. A few nights ago, some girls and I went to a local noodle place for dinner. While waiting for […]
Lesson #3 – 3/3/2015 Squatter toilets paired with being a woman is a difficult combination. Lesson #4 – 3/3/2015 Weight has different connotations here. I got my roommate assignment today. When we […]
Current Status – 3/01/2015 Accomplishment #1 – 3/01/2015 I successfully ordered my first meal in Chinese today, and the man didn’t even look confused. 青菜拉面 Examination and Class Prep – […]
This piece was originally published in an anthology titled Home. … It was late February, and I stood perched at my kitchen window, welcoming the sun-streaked curtains, the slightly rising temperatures, […]
Lesson #1 – 2/28/2017 Never take hot showers, drinkable water, or fast internet for granted again.
Originally published in Gazillion Voices Magazine, 2014 […]
Touch Down – Nanjing Airport – 2/27/2015 My feet touched the ground, and my heart knew it was home. This is the story I want to tell.
Flight CA1503 Pek-Nkg – 2/27/2015 Unlike my last flight, I was not in business/first class, but that’s fine. I’m used to economy class. This short flight was particularly memorable for […]
Beijing International Airprot – 2/27/2015 I followed the professor for a while. He was a determined walker with significantly longer legs than me. He veered left, into the men’s room, […]