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January 2012 Blog Posts (4)

More than concrete and skyscrapers!

I`ve just spent a couple of days travelling and walking in Anhui. What a beautiful place! Home to the famous Huang Shan (Yellow Mountain) and scenery that will take your breath away.

 I began by taking the bus to Taizhou to meet up with the people i`d be going with, we then drove to Anhui taking in the sights on the way including Hong Con, a World Heritage site ancient Chinese village. Our destination would be a further 150 kms away in the heart of some snow capped, mist enveloped…


Added by Ed Sutton on January 30, 2012 at 7:54pm — 1 Comment

Things I Wish I'd Known... Part 1

I've been asked to write a series on things I wish I had known about living in Shanghai before coming here... and I'm going to start with the thing that made my arrival here pretty stressful: I didn't know that I should have had my American cell phone unlocked before moving here.

When I arrived, I immediately wanted to contact my family and my boyfriend back in the states to let them know I'd made it safely to China.  They were all staying up late to wait for my call.  I…


Added by Rose Connally on January 14, 2012 at 9:29pm — 1 Comment

The DOS can sing

Skinny, as WE like to call her, used to be the soft-spoken, fragile senior teacher at PSQ. She was like a kitten-- the kitten that most of our male students would avoid talking to but would stare at for hours. 

Sylvia recently became the DOS of Hongqiao Center. And now that she's DOS, she's shed her kitten fur, and the claws and fangs are out!

Nobody knew she could sing! And to see her on stage  singing and dancing (and hogging the mic), was just mind-blowing!…


Added by Catherine Cayaba on January 12, 2012 at 1:53pm — 3 Comments

Andrew Pybus: not just a hot teacher

Our very own EF Smart teacher (and my good friend), ANDREW PYBUS gets his share of well-deserved The Guardian fame. :)

Andy teaches in our XinZhuang- Shanghai center. He's not just a remarkable teacher, he's also a very talented photographer. I don't understand his subjects and the photos themselves, but maybe it's just me. :)

For more of his great, critically-acclaimed pictures, go to…


Added by Catherine Cayaba on January 10, 2012 at 12:30pm — 2 Comments

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