Story of King of Kids
My name is Craig Richard Fromel, from the US. To be frank, I never imagined I'd be a teacher, let alone be an English teacher in a city in western China.
But now I like my job, teaching English at kindergartens and primary schools in Chengdu. Now they call me the "King of Kids", though I knew very little to get along with kids at the beginning.
Gradually I learned how to be a good teacher, with the help of local teachers and friends, and I have developed trust and friendship with my kids. I play games and do sports exercise with my pupils and they teach me Sichuan dialect, and that gives me a great pleasure and fulfillment.
Walking in the city, I can hear the soft, melodious Sichuan dialect, smell the fragrance of Hotpot. I notice the harmonious coexistence of tradition and the fashionable. I love the city, and I love my kids. I will probably live here forever.
New economic powerhouse
Chengdu is one of the most vibrant regions in China and shows a powerful momentum of economic and social development, which is changing the look of the city and the life of its residents.
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Teahouse and leisurely life
An old Chengdu saying goes, “Sunny days are rare, but teahouses are abundant”. Teahouses have played diverse social roles in the history of Chengdu. Locals are passionate about going to tea houses — not only for tea, snacks, and entertainment, but also for social gatherings and business meetings
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Traditional Chengdu Life at Teahouses
Teahouses and theaters are favored by those who’d like to experience traditional Chengdu life.
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Chengdu: A City of Couplets and Poetic Life
The fact is that at most of the historical sites and tourist attractions you can find famous couplets, some of which are often-quoted lines…