Photographic Stories from China - Beijing, Nanjing, Shanghai, Wuhan, Tianjin, SuZhou, HongHuI hit the roof, called my coordinator who informed me that this indeed was correct. Spitting chips and ready to knock off the first head that spoke an ill timed word, I graciously kept the car waiting at the gate for another 10 minutes or so before deigning to appear. I was greeted with profuse apologies for having failed to "ask" in advance for my cooperation.
Stories Written in Hong Hu City, Hubei Province China 2003 - 2004
No. 26: Season's Greetings & Farewell. Many are growing up feeling the heavy burden that has been placed upon them, resenting their responsibilities and longing for "real freedom". This is not a political ideology, but a personal one. Dec 23, 2004
No. 25: Interview with Judy - A Chinese American Foreign Teacher. Now, most of my kids do come in the same shape and color. He's an Asian kid, about yeah tall, black hair, brown eyes, you seen him? Dec 16, 2004
No. 24: For the Hong Hu Adoptees. And like Cinderella, you had a fairy godmother named "Mom" who made it possible for you to meet a charming prince named "Dad." OK, maybe he isn't that handsome or charming, but he did whisk you away from a life of poverty to a land of opportunity. Dec 10, 2004
No. 23: Part.2 YiChang. The people in the immediate vicinity fled their seats, and as the ship continued reversing, the window buckled and smashed, sending shards of glass everywhere. Dec 3, 2004
No. 23: Part. 1 YiChang's Three Gorges. Instead of the 2000 yuan and more fee, we paid only a modest 500 yuan each, and despite all the regulations in China that are designed to keep track of the movements of foreigners, the agency neither recorded my name nor took any information from me whatsoever. Dec 2, 2004
No. 22: Down on the Farm. Being Chinese, his first words were not a welcoming greeting but, "How much is she charging you?" He flipped out when I told him the price and began to argue with her, but I told him to put a sock in it, because I was glad to have arrived in one piece. "Thirty yuan is too expensive," he said. "For that price you could have taken a taxi!" I could have taken a taxi? If I had known that I would have. It would have been worth Thirty yuan to ride in comfort instead of this bone shaker! Nov 25, 2004
No. 21: A Birthday, a Brief Holiday and a Show Pony! I hit the roof, called my coordinator who informed me that this indeed was correct. Spitting chips and ready to knock off the first head that spoke an ill timed word, I graciously kept the car waiting at the gate for another 10 minutes or so before deigning to appear. I was greeted with profuse apologies for having failed to "ask" in advance for my cooperation. Nov 18, 2004
No. 20: Eating out in China. When they tell you that the meal is "fresh," you know they are telling the truth. If it is fish that you want, it will either be swimming around in the tank just inside the door, or floating "belly up." Nov 11, 2004
No. 19: Women in China. Chinese women and what every woman should know about 'Glass Ceilings' in the workplace. Nov 4, 2004
No. 18: TianJin. I've had this type of argument so many times with so many Chinese people, and I'm not sure exactly what their stubbornness is about. It may have something to do with the Chinese dislike of asking questions, or of losing face, or the Chinese mentality that foreigners are all stupid. Oct 28, 2004
No. 17: Stories from China: Parenting Joys. When I asked QC why he didn't tell me when I got back, he said, "I was meaning to send you an email about that, but every time I went to use the computer, you were on it!" Oct 21, 2004 No. 16: The New Semester in Hong Hu, Hubei Province. Naturally I did draw to their attention to the absurdity of their actions. "GET OFF MY BLOODY CLEAN FLOOR AND WIPE THAT DAMN MUD OFF YOUR SHOES!" But I did scream it in a nice way! Oct 14, 2004
No. 15: Another BS Day in China. "Is this a Television interview?” They do this you know! They don't tell you about it, they just do it! They get all dolled up and you turn up to face a television crew dressed in whatever! Oct 7, 2004
No. 14: Wuhan Part 2. While these temples look really great, given China's past repression of religion, it is difficult to say how many temples were originally on this site, but I do intend one day to talk to the monks and find out. Sep 30, 2004
No. 13: Wuhan Part 1. 'Free Time?' - What's that? Sometimes, I just need to escape, and my refuge is the Qin Chuan Holiday Riverside Inn in HanYang Wuhan! Sep 23, 2004
No. 12: Entertainment in China. And forget the feminist concern for 'masculine violence' and the banning of toy guns etc. Train 'em while they are young! Sep 16, 2004
No. 11: PuQi Adoptees - Stories from China. I raised the issue of the PuQi adoptees with them, and they informed me that while they were aware of the situation, they doubted that the records still existed concerning individuals and the identities of their parents. Sep 9, 2004 No. 10: Food. As for me, I looked at the Chicken's feet and couldn't help wondering where they had been walking just 15 minutes earlier. Sep 2, 2004
No. 9: Summer Camp - 2004. Anyone can teach a bird to speak, but that doesn't mean the bird understands what it says. I refuse to have parrots in my class, nor infants for that matter. Aug 26, 2004
No. 8: Teaching in China. "Yes Ma'am!" I replied with a salute, and returned to sit in silence on my desk. I have never so much enjoyed being put in my place. Aug 19, 2004
No. 7: Bus Trip to Wuhan. That will be the last time I put my bag in the stowage compartment of a Bus during wet weather. Aug 12, 2004
No. 6: Trip to Chibi. Throwing the 10 yuan at the Taxi Driver, we escaped before the altercation escalated. Aug 5, 2004
No. 5: The Funeral. But you know, sometimes in China you just have to find your amusements where you can. Jul 29, 2004
No. 4: My House. I just walked over, went in, did a quick about face and walked out. It was a while before I realised it was the ladies toilet. Jul 22, 2004
No.3: Hong Hu. The little country town of Hong Hu is located on the Banks of the Yangtze River not far from Chibi, the site of the ancient 'Battle of the Three Kingdoms'. Jul 15, 2004
No.2: Arriving in Hong Hu. Two Aussie 'Oral English Teachers' discover Rural China and are introduced the world of the Chinese Senior Middle School. Jul 8, 2004
No.1: My First Article about China. The first in a series of photographic articles entitled: Special Edition of 'Stories from China' by Australian Oral English teacher, and author of 'The King's Calendar: The Secret of Qumran'.Jul 1, 2004
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