Author Archives: Casey

About Casey

Casey arrived in China almost by accident in the fall of 2009 to teach English. Since then, he has enjoyed a new-found respect and interest for its people, food, and culture. He returned to teach English this fall and will provide a layman's impressions of everyday life in China.

Smoke and Mirrors


…continued The center stage of my life in China so far had been the 60th Anniversary Talent Show and students who made efforts to be taught and those who gave me no reason to, but the sights, sounds, and tastes … Continue reading

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Celebration with a Dash of Breaking and Entering


Casey’s story is continued here. Honoring the glorious 60th National Day with song and dance was winding down and the obligatory speeches were beginning.  My co-teacher and I had grown weary of sitting in front of what we thought was the entire … Continue reading

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In Praise of the PRC – My talent show debut


The following chapter follows Casey’s story in the fall of 2009, continued from here. The whole week, maintenance men had been erecting banners throughout campus.  Each banner reflected on the upcoming day of celebration with phrases such as Honor the Fatherland … Continue reading

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