Kai’s Diary September 26: Wedding Bells

Kai’s Diary September 26: Wedding Bells

It’s been over 20 months since the pandemic started, and there seem to be two worlds: those that don’t want COVID and those that can’t seem to be bothered either way. Or to be fairer, perhaps, those who believe hard work today to attain 0 cases is...
August 31: Back to School- Kai’s Diary

August 31: Back to School- Kai’s Diary

The Year of the Metal Ox is a year in which hard work can bestow great success, and I’ve been busy this summer. China’s been busy, too. In our efforts to wipe out the Delta outbreak caused by the Nanjing protocol breach and the Moscow flight that contained...
July 31, 2021 — Life is the Greatest Vacation

July 31, 2021 — Life is the Greatest Vacation

Tragedy without empathy sounds like comedy. I realized this painfully one Saturday afternoon in July. Xiaolin and I were tutoring a young kid’s early learners class when Xiaolin got a phone call. I kept up, but her surprising gurgling made the children laugh. It...
April 28 – Lack of Trust

April 28 – Lack of Trust

Year of the Ox, Day 75. In a post-truth world, how can we relate to each other when we suffer from a lack of trust? Enjoying the beautiful scenery of downtown Chongqing on the top of Nanshan. The year of the Ox, Day 75. The ox, in Chinese culture, is a hardworking...