Fall for Hanover

Just about a week ago, I was complaining to my friends about how it seems this fall is not as pretty as last year. I still remember my first fall here at Hanover College. All the colorful leaves just amazed me so much (Especially for someone who used to live in Texas where everything is gray). If you ever want to…

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Oh my HC

After an almost 16-hour, extremely long flight from China to America, Hanover, here I come. I could not fall asleep for days before I came back. One reason is that I would be able to see all my Hanover friends. The other one is that I had to say goodbye to all the delicious Chinese food…

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Going international

The past days have been full of news and changes. In Italy, the two presidents of the houses of Parliament were finally elected after weeks of indecision. The chimney of the Vatican spread white smoke in the air, and Queen Elizabeth II has healed from a bout of stomach virus. The next few days will…

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Chinese New Year Part I

Unlike westerners, most Asians celebrate their new year according to the lunar calendar. This year, the first day of 2011 is Feb 3rd, and I’m really excited to celebrate my second new year here at Hanover with other wonderful Chinese students! In Chinese culture, Year is a monster which can destroy everything, and ancient Chinese…

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Back to school!

Last Christmas, I went back to China to meet with my families and friends. Since I hadn’t come back for one year and a half, I defintely have been Americanized. I planned to eat different kinds of food for each meal so that I wouldn’t regret not having eaten certain foods. However, when I landed…

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Thanksgiving and my first Black Friday Part II

Finally, it had passed midnight. Four of us (Megan, me, Megan’s sister Shaina and Shaina’s friend) started to get ready for our three-hour waiting period, as planned. Each of us got super thick clothes on, since it was only 34° F (about 1° centigrade) outside. I had two down jackets and two scarfs on and…

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