Dec 22
Dec 22

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All Good Things, As They Say...

I apologize for not writing last week, but I got pretty busy with finals and the end of our program. I spent last weekend writing a paper for my music class, and this week was full of closing activities.

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Dec 08

The Countdown. And the Smog.

So the semester is winding down, as we only have two weeks left. TWO WEEKS!! That's insane. This Friday we are retaking the entry placement exam to see how much progress we've made, and next Friday we have our final exams.

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Nov 30

The Leftover Woman Phenomenon

In China, once you hit your 20s, there is no such thing as dating for fun. Any dating that you are doing is in the interest in finding a marriage prospect.

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Nov 23

Tips for Travel

Hey everyone! As of this week I only have a month left on the Beijing program, and I've now been away from home for a little over 6 months. Crazy, right?! I can't believe it's been so long!

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Nov 17

The Exportation of Racism and Stereotypes

On a different note, one of the things I have noticed while I am here is that racism and stereotypes are not just something that the US struggles with. Being a more homogeneous society, racism in China is definitely less obvious, but it is very much there.

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Nov 09

Taking It Easy

This past week was very, very cold. We've had some rain on and off for the past few weeks, but this past week we finally ended up with some snow. It wasn't much, but it was wet enough that using my umbrella in the snow didn't feel as weird as it should have.

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Nov 02

Walking the Wall

On Saturday we (finally!) made it to 長城 (chángchéng, the Great Wall). Even I'm impressed that we have been here for over two months and have just made it to the Great Wall!

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Oct 27

Minority Indie? I'm Down!

This past week was the week of midterms, so it was filled with lots of late nights (later than usual, that is). Also I will admit that there was the normal obligatory last-minute studying involved.

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