Grandma’s Hometown

Grandma Yao turned 95 this week, so we ventured out to her village to celebrate with her. Despite her grand age, she still grows her own fruit and vegetables in …

Garden Update – DIY Stepping Stones

My class made their ‘secret path’ through the flowers, but quickly discovered that it was too muddy to use. They came up with the idea of a path. We discussed …

School Garden – April 2019 Update.

I’ve been neglecting this blog of late – testament perhaps to how much work we have been doing in the garden! Since the last update, the garden has expanded into …

Plenaries.

The most important part of any lesson. An outstanding lesson can so easily be ruined by a lack of a strong plenary. I’ve been working hard to ensure my lessons …

Pothos – Epipremnum Aureum but not as you know it!

Pothos. Devil’s ivy. Jade pothos. Golden Queen. This popular hanging plant goes by many names and comes in a plethora of varieties. It is often seen in offices, schools and …

Lingnan Flower Market – 岭南花卉市场

Quick details: Lingnan Flower Market 岭南花卉市场 Address: 57 FangXingLu ( near JiaoKou metro station ), Guangzhou, China 芳兴路57号(近窖口汽车客运站) I haven’t added to this blog in so long, as I didn’t …

Chinese Pokémon Cards 宝可梦集换式卡牌游戏

Contrary to popular misconception – not all Chinese Pokémon cards are counterfeits. Though many fake cards have been produced over the years, officially licensed products were released in Taiwan and …

A field Guide to Guangzhou’s Fruit Shops

A Field Guide to Guangzhou Fruit Shops by Nathan Rioux In China, there is a strong emphasis on physical health and maintaining a proper diet. Part of this regimen is …

National Day – trip to Conghua

国庆节快乐!guó qìng jié kuàilè! It’s National Day here in China! This marks the 68th anniversary of the founding of the PRC, kicking off one of China’s two Golden Weeks. We …