Duolingo... if only you knew... do we ever really learn Existence?
My mom is hereeeeee!
Objects Discovered in My New Apartment - A collection.
Ceiling light, typo curtain, Western themed shell animals, SC tacky souvenir. How could I not choose this apartment?
The year of the dog is here. And I am ready. 🐶
新年快乐! Flower market in Tianhe and fireworks from my house in Luoxi!
In my new neighborhood, motorbikes are taxis. Efficient and terrifying.
Valentine's Day = celebrating my love of friends, ice cream, and sunny days.
Chinese New Year's Eve!
Hey, Panyu! My new rooftop view.
Winter camp is over but it was a blast! I'll miss all my little spidermen and my furballs!
My method of cooking soup is usually throwing everything in my refrigerator into a pot with broth and boiling it. Chinese soups, on the other hand, are intentional and multi-stepped. Fish maw and dried mushrooms had to be soaked for hours, there are dried berries I had to search for in my local market, and I'm cheating a little using chicken legs instead of a whole chicken. 😂
Supposedly this soup is good for warming the body in the winter. The fish maw is believed to be good for women's skin. We'll see.
Had to run out of theatre camp for a meeting and forgot about my character card. Hello, Chinese officials. I am Bird. #teacherlife
Moving day was a little stressful. First moving company tried to up the agreed price. Second moving company was one guy with a van but he did the work of three men, strapping huge boxes together and carrying them on his back up 8 flights of stairs. After several trips up and down from van to apartment, we had a big appetite and had some delicious noodles and dumplings. Then there was a run to the foreigner registration office where they asked so many questions and asked for so many documents my head was spinning. But I'm settling into my new place and am looking forward to making this place my home. Couldn't have made it through the day without Mama Hen.