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<p>I have just returned to America after 5 1/2 years of teaching English in China. It was a great experience but I'm elated to be home. (Yippee!!) America, even your dirt is clean and your beauty a feast for my eyes. (Our area of China was arid and somewhat barren.)<br /> <br /> It is so great to be near family again! I could hardly recognize my grandchildren as they have grown up while we were away! It was so wonderful to see our first great-grandbaby for the first time!<br /> <br /> We are busy re-establishing a life here after being away for so long. It isn't easy in our current economic situation. My life isn't as busy and full here as it was in China but I now have time to catch up on things that have been on hold for so long.</p>

Stories by Martin's Tai Tai Robinson

After moving to Jiuquan and beginning our new jobs there teaching in the Jiuquan Vocational College, we began brainstorming about ways in which we...
When our friend Lucy was hired to teach English at a college, it was her first job out of University so the salary was low. That was okay with her,...
Before we signed a contract to teach at the Second Hospital of Lanzhou University, we told them that we do not work from sundown Fridays to after...
When we first went to China, we often asked young people what they wanted to do when they grew up. They would look at us with blank expressions on...
As I’ve said before, when we first arrived in China I had expected to see a strong and forceful military presence on every street corner, and...
We had sandwiches for lunch. They weren’t selling baozi today. I finished my lesson plan before I had to go back to school at 2 p.m. Class was...
In January 2008, we moved from Jiuquan, Gansu Province, China, to the Xigu District of Lanzhou, Gansu Province, China. Our teaching contract in...
Jan. 3, 2005 arrived with icy rain, sleet! The roads were treacherous! But God is good! Doug got us to the airport in Omaha safely, parked at the...
A dentist friend in Rapid City told us if we would come up he would do any dental work that we needed to have done at no charge before we left! So,...
As mentioned before, we were deeply in debt and the Worker’s Comp. Insurance Company bought out my claim. However, the promised check did not...
Rick was a smart, good looking, sixteen-year-old high school student when he attended my evening English class at the foreign language school where I...
Well, we’re back in Lincoln! Praise the Lord! And have been extremely busy and worn out and sick! Yes, it all happened very quickly! We made...
We have new jobs about 600 miles away. The moving truck came and loaded our belongings and was gone. We had to go overnight by train. We had been...
When we first arrived in China we taught English for a private English training school. Our boss wanted to open many English training schools in our...
The traditional food for Chinese New Year is Jiaozi, or dumplings. They are like little pillows shaped like an ear. The filling for the dumpling is...

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