I got stuck in a food coma after my last two food-related posts. My apologies. Instead of writing a new post today I decided that I would just recommend a few other blogs that are worth checking out.
Glen is one of Eric’s friends from college. After graduating from Elon, he worked a few odd jobs, but then Eric convinced him to come live in China. He’s been living in Dalian since February and teaching at a private English school. His recent post about hiring English teachers in China is absolutely hilarious…. (see below)
I met Daniel when he slept on our couch for a night in January before taking off with Margaret for their trip to Seoul. He is one of Margaret’s friends from college, and currently teaches English at a university in Taigu, China. He is an excellent writer and his blog is pretty much a collection of short stories that could be published into an award-winning anthology. His latest post about failing students last semester captures some of the emotions associated with being a foreign English teacher in China.
Diana is one of Matt’s college friends and a current PiA fellow in Wuhan, China. During our recent, two-month long holiday, Matt, Eric and I traveled with Diana and Kat (another PiA fellow in Shenyang, China) through Thailand and Laos. Her post about our stay in Vang Vieng is spot on. I would put a quote here, but every sentence is so well-written, I can’t decide which is the best to quote. Therefore, you’ll just have to go read it all yourself.
So, hopefully that reading material will make up for my lack of posts the last few days. Also, you might have noticed a trend in the above recommendations. If not, let me recap the three people’s blogs I mentioned: Eric’s friend from college, Margaret’s friend from college, Matt’s friend from college… So UVA peeps, where you at? Hmmm? China is calling!