October 2011 Blog Posts (9)

In Memory of Halloween in New Orleans 2009

They were my Jack-o'-lantern! Best (and the sweetest) memory ever...

I was the cat!…


Added by StellaZ on October 30, 2011 at 12:47am — No Comments

be a hooligan in mind, and a fair lady in reality


Added by Iris魏 on October 28, 2011 at 11:18pm — 1 Comment

You want an accident? I will give you one!

You all know about that chinese child who got overrun by a car and those people who saw her and didn't try to help her.

One reason that they didn't try to get involved is that there are many cases where someone acts like he is injured and when you try to help him, he will sue you and claim that you have hurt him. For example an old man has fallen on the ground, after you help him standup, he will again (intentionaly) fall and claim that you have pushed him. And then you will get into…


Added by Amin on October 28, 2011 at 6:15pm — 3 Comments


I really enjoy teaching.  I am still trying to figure out how to get the students to understand - if it is not your's, don't touch.   

Added by Santiago on October 28, 2011 at 12:30am — 1 Comment

I Like For You To Be Still

one of my friends share this beautiful poem with me. the original poem is Spanish, but a Chinese lady had translated it. both English and Chinese are translations...ok, in this cooler autumn weather, share this poem with you. goodnight^^

I Like For You To Be Still

@by Pablo Neruda

I like for you to be still: it is as though you are absent

and you hear me from far away,and my voice does not touch you.

It seems as through your eyes had flown away

and it seems… Continue

Added by Wendy Wei on October 23, 2011 at 11:28pm — 2 Comments

The destination I'm heading to

Textbooks taught me how to distinguish right from wrong, but life taught me the other way around. I do right things that make people laugh at me or blame me, wrong stuff make others feel i'm sophisticated and smart. it seems like holding on to what you believe and going after what you want is just...naive and stupid. I was told you have to be picked by society before you earn the right to pick what you want from the society. 

i kept on thinking about the first day i know what i want…


Added by Angela on October 8, 2011 at 9:48pm — 7 Comments

Steve Jobs dies

  • Jobs had battled cancer for years
  • Jobs founded Apple when he was 21
  • He developed the concept of the personal computer and mouse
  • He oversaw the launch of the iPod, iPhone, and iPad

(CNN) -- Steve Jobs, the visionary in the black turtleneck who co-founded Apple in a…


Added by Hali on October 7, 2011 at 7:00pm — No Comments

Writing Chinese: A new web based app

A shameless plug for a paid service, but this is really neat.


Check out http://www.skritter.cn/demo


It's a web-based service where you can learn Chinese characters by drawing them on the screen. Includes stroke order and stroke directions. And the price is quite low (60rmb a month)


I've been living in China for three years and have learned more characters in 30 minutes. No talk on an…


Added by Tom Enns on October 5, 2011 at 11:07am — 1 Comment

Crowne Plaza Xi'an

Teaching English In Xi'an


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