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, […]
Departure Day – 2/25/2015 My mom and dad woke me up early in the morning in order for us to arrive at the airport in time. I’m not sure if […]
I was recently asked to write about my time abroad. Since coming back to relationships and cities that seem relatively unaltered, it has been easy to pocket my experiences […]