With school starting the last day of this month, I spent most of my time teaching summer school, enjoying the last days of summer, and meeting new colleagues. We celebrated being in China for a full year and still can't believe how much has changed and how many adventures we have already been on. Calvin … Continue reading Beijing Expat: August 2020
Beijing Expat: July 2020
This July has been an amazing start to our summer! Each week has been filled with friends, outings, and vacations! It has been both happy and sad as we said goodbye to amazing friends that were leaving Beijing for other opportunities and welcoming the new ones that are going to become part of our family. … Continue reading Beijing Expat: July 2020
Beijing Expat: June 2020
This month has been full of ups and downs as schools opened and then closed shortly after. Our family, as well as others have fought to remain positive as we entered our first summer in Beijing, China. Is it safe yet? The month of June was off to an extremely good start because all of … Continue reading Beijing Expat: June 2020
Beijing Apartment Hunt 3.0
If you read our last apartment blog from November, you know that we were forced to sign an 8-month lease in an emergency to get housing. Now, that 8 months is almost up and we may have to move for a third time in less than one year. I say may because even though our … Continue reading Beijing Apartment Hunt 3.0
Beijing Kaiwen Academy- Back to School After the Epidemic!
With most schools closing for the year due to the pandemic, Beijing Kaiwen Academy in Haidian is back! After so many months of uncertainty, the Beijing Education Commission has allowed grades 6-12 to return back to schools (with other grades soon to follow). I know that every parent, teacher, and student has a vested interest … Continue reading Beijing Kaiwen Academy- Back to School After the Epidemic!