Monthly Archives: April 2006

28 Apr

Vacation, Vacation, Vacation!

May Day is almost here. In the PRC that means a week long holiday! Incidentally, none of our students know about the Haymarket riots, or the role of the American labor movement in instituting an 8-hour workday. Josh tried to convince one of his classes that their International Labor Day originated in the United States. [...]

23 Apr

The Rip-Off

Yesterday Josh and I went to Liaoning Institute of Technology to have lunch with a teacher there. LIT is not far from the medical school, so we decided to take a tuk-tuk. A tuk-tuk is like a pedicab, but it is built on a three-wheeled motor-bike instead of a bicycle. To be honest, they have [...]

21 Apr

The Future Will Be Better!

When we heard that our medical shool was having an English Language Festival, we had no idea what a big deal it would be. The festival, which was called, “The Future Will Be Better,” surprised us in every way. Every week for the month of April, the students put on extravagant pageants featuring singers, dancers, [...]

17 Apr

Happy Christian Holiday!

I don’t know why, with the Passover celebrations and all, I hadn’t noticed it was getting to be Easter time. Perhaps it’s the fact that Easter, the holiday celebrating the rising sun and the end of death in the land, doesn’t seem appropriate to celebrate when it’s SNOWING outside. That’s right, this morning we woke [...]