Shanghai, 3 AM

The great Cathay Cinema, at night.¬† A city of 23 million people is curiously silent at 3 AM. Several of us went to dinner to celebrate the new job of a fellow teacher who is moving to Hong Kong next year. We met in Puxi (literally, “West of Pu [River]”) at a fabulous little restaurant…

Keurig: The Trials and Tribulations of

Some people have a little red Corvette. I have a little redKeurig! Considering all parts of my Keurig were made in China, it drove me mad that it’s taken me so long to get it up and functioning. Over a week ago, I did finally get my Keurig to work on another teacher’s transformer. What…

Frankensteinin’ It

IT’S ALIVE! No, it wasn’t what I tried to cook for dinner tonight. It’s my Keurig Mini. Keurig is bliss. It’s the individual serve coffee machine which everyone who loves coffee must purchase at some point. I had one back in the States for eight months before I moved to China, and I missed my…

Shang-Chi

Huge cities amaze me. The sheer history of how one place develops into a metropolis has always interested me. When you get into the bare bones of Chicago history, it’s truly fascinating. Dessert sampler¬†@ the Drake A walk around Chicago is never boring. Every building has a little piece of architecture that is special or…

GPS Signal Lost

Agora: Symbolizes the aimlessness of people.Where am I going?Where have I been? My makeshift pan of lasagna is in the oven, so it’s time to update my blog!¬† Well, as soon as I recovered from jet lag to Chicago, I reversed it and am currently struggling to throw it off now. I keep falling asleep…