This GORGEOUS piece of art was created for me by my beautiful and talented friend and former Tianjiao colleague (boo hoo! :()Diane. It is a Fu--good luck symbol and it is hung upside down at Chinese New Year.
Par-TAY! And.....another trip to Piano Island November 10th 2011 Sunday, November 6th, 2011, was bitter sweet. That was the day I taught my last class at Tianjiao and also hosted a terrific birthday party for me and Rich. Rich had turned 65 on November first and I turned 45 on November fifth. I thought it would be grand to have a combined birthday party at our apartment which would sort of double as a going-away party, too. Joyce and Charles were flying awa ... read more
Asia » China » Fujian » Xiamen For centuries China stood as a leading civilization, outpacing the rest of the world in the arts and sciences, but in the 19th and early 20th centuries, the country was beset by civil unrest, major famines, military defeats, and foreign occupation. A... ... read more