Monthly Archives: September 2011

Foreigners

A casual observer of this blog might infer that I live in a totally random town in rural China. But this hypothetical reader might be surprised to learn that Rebgong, in all its filthily chaotic glory, is a major Tibetan … Continue reading

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A Little Adventure

I was sitting in the square in front of the monastery yesterday morning, talking with students and trying to get used to the cold weather, when my colleague, friend, and fellow only-Laowai-in-Rebgong Brooke arrived. When the electricity had gone out … Continue reading

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Teaching

I just learned that the two new ETP classes, the first-years who will make up the majority of my teaching hours, will not start class until after the National Day holiday. This is because the school has not yet constructed … Continue reading

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Comparisons

Not the least because I had to do a short review of comparisons and superlatives for my students last week, I’ve been thinking of the various farflung place I’ve lived over the past two years in comparison with each other. … Continue reading

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Moving in

School just started, but I still feel as though I haven’t completely moved in to my new life here in Rebgong. Part of it may be my temporarily minimal teaching schedule – the school has cut the number of weekly … Continue reading

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