Teaching in a primary school and living in such an enchanting city, with mountains, rivers and the world famous cuisine, is a wonderful experience in my retired life.
I have found that, in my teaching in Chengdu, it is not uncommon that Chinese children are shy to speak English. However, starting a controversial topic is an efficient way to encourage them to speak English, and my students and I cooperate incredibly well in the class.
I always believe that a friendly interaction with locals is a great way to get the best of living in Chengdu. Having lived here for seven years to see the growth of my students, make friends with local folks and witness the development of the city makes me unwilling to leave this "Hibiscus City".
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.
May 20, 2014
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
May 20, 2014
Traditional Chengdu Life at Teahouses
Teahouses and theaters are favored by those who’d like to experience traditional Chengdu life.
Apr 19, 2016
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…