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China Team Journal for Friday October 23, 2015 Message of the day:  “Give me the ability to see good things in unexpected places and talents in unexpected people. And give me, O Lord, the grace to tell them so.” (excerpt from a 17th century nun’s prayer) The unexpected discoveries and unanticipated experiences of the past […]

China Team 218 Journal for Monday October 19, 2015 by Jo Carol Message of the day: “I have always been delighted at the prospect of a new day, a fresh try, one more start, with perhaps a bit of magic waiting somewhere behind the morning.” J. B. Priestly After six days of teaching my Chinese […]

China Team 218 Journal for Saturday and Sunday, October 17 & 18, 2015 Message of the Day: Treasure family & friends, respect everyone, work for harmony and peace.  Anonymous Saturday:  Carolyn & Jo-Carol departed with their High Tech hosts to visit the site of the tomb excavation of Emperor Qin from whose name CHINA is […]

China Team 218 Journal for Wednesday October 14, 2015 Message of the day: “Don’t judge a man by where he is because you don’t know how far he has come.” C.S. Lewis I see China and my students through virgin eyes. This is my first trip to China so all I have known about this […]

It’s the Duanwu or Dragon Boat Festival in China on June 20 this year. The festival is celebrated on the 5thday of the 5th Chinese lunar month and has a history of over 200 years. The festival commemorates the life and death of the famous Chinese scholar Qu Yuan, who was a loyal minister of […]

Team Journal for March 31, 2015 Message of the day: “Success is not final, failure is not fatal.  It is the courage to continue that counts” Winston Churchill Today was overcast and cooler than predicted.  We met Phyllis in the lobby at 7:20 for a quick ride over to the branch (old) campus of Shaanxi […]

Team Journal for March 26, 2015 Message of the day: “You’re just jealous, because we act stupid in public and people still love us.” -Unknown The morning classes went like usual for Montana and LuRue doing their normal competition games. The kids started out shy at first, but by the end, the kids were jumping […]

Team Journal for March 22, 2015 On Sunday, Montana skipped breakfast while LuRue went down for her usual egg, bread, juice, and tea. Don happened by, having already eaten and been up for hours, of course. The two discussed a trip to the Shaanxi History Museum. Montana was ready to come, so the three took […]

Team Journal for March 21, 2015 Message of the day: “We live now in a global village and we are in one single family. It’s our responsibility to bring friendship and love from all different places around the world and to live together in peace.”  Jackie Chan  The weekend was rather low-key for the members […]

Journal for March 19, 2015 Message of the day: “Coming together is a beginning. Keeping together is progress. Working together is success.” – Henry Ford Don, being the early morning person he is, was already up and about as Montana and LuRue went downstairs like zombies to go get breakfast. They all met up with […]