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Thursday, August 29

RELATIONSHIPS. THEY ARE NOT ABOUT ATTRACTION, THEY ARE ABOUT VALUES



Yes. all of them. Physical attraction is a value. so it can be categorized under them. Ever wonder why some relationships don’t work, or some never start because you can’t see anything wrong with your self but the person doesn’t show interest in you?

Correct me if I am wrong, but I feel like people try to match up with others who do not share the same values they embody. What are values? values are the concept of worth. Things you embody. things you find important, things you put first. They could be personal, cultural, ethical or religious.
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Wednesday, July 31

LAST WEEK, PARTY AND BACK TO US

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This was my last week in China and was very funn!
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Tuesday, July 30

DOWNTOWN FUN IN KUNMING II

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Saturday, July 27

DOWNTOWN FUN IN KUNMING

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We headed down-town for fun and explored the area!!
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EXPLORING THE AREA AGAIN

There are times we had free-time or went to visit other schools, these pictures are about exploring different areas of town, out of town, in nearby towns….

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Tuesday, July 16

MINORITY VILLAGE PART IV

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more of the  butterfly studio…………..
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MINORITY VILLAGE PART III

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Victor trying to chew off a bamboo stick…………….
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Sunday, July 7

I DON'T THINK SOME PEOPLE GRASP THE CONCEPT OF GIVING



Whenever I give something to a person I lose all mental attachment to that item. Before handing it to the person, in my heart, it is decided that the owner is no longer me. I honestly think that’s the best way to give carefree-ly because you don’t even remember to keep track of what u gave or to feel like you lost something etc.
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Thursday, June 27

MINORITY VILLAGE PART II

Took a LOT of pictures that day at the minority Village, had to divide em’ in little parts……
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Tuesday, June 11

VISITING THE MINORITY VILLAGE

Towards the middle of the week, we all visited the Minority village to look at the Different ethnicities in Kunming, their traditions and practices.
It was a nice day, and we saw pretty interesting stuff and took a lot of videos 
Thank you for taking the time to read and view the pictures, I have about a few more albums coming soon…
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Sunday, May 26

VISITING THE CHURCH AND PRAISE CONCERT

So we visited a government church downtown, and I was kinda surprised it wasn’t as I expected, they were lively and in-fact, the person who preached the sermon was female. Which is surprising for a very conservative culture as compared to the United States where some churches wouldn’t even let females be in leadership positions…
the sermon was good, she preached on JOhn 15. It was in Chinese but I recognized a few words and kinda followed through a bit. O the days when I used to understand fluent mandarin….
they made us perform and sing, it was fun doing such and I also had so much fun with Chinese praise and worship (check the videos section to see the ones I manageably recorded while jumping in excitement lol).aKEVIA CHINA 778
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Monday, May 13

KARAOKE FUN

Karaoke. The place where you share your social awkwardness and skill with your friends We spent this day with a presentation on music and arts by one of the students and then headed downtown to karaoke together…it was overall, fun!! I love karaoke…with less people of course lol
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Friday, May 10

SOMWELL'S TEASHOP PART II

Part two of the Tea Shop excursion!! we went there a second time! (cannot resist good tea…or coffee…)
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Wednesday, April 24

SOMWELLS TEASHOP AND NOODLES

while we were in China we visited a nice teashop and watched a ceremonial tea service
The Teashop was beautiful, we drank Puer tea, famous in KunMing
We also went to lunch for noodles which was delicious. They’re the best rice noodles I have ever had.
I’m gonna have to try to make them pretty soon.
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Friday, March 29

COMPETITIVE



So I’m not the competitive type….
I’m just too chill, my personality is A, of course, I plan I organize and I am on my feet when it’s dire but when it comes to competition and some other things, my mind just shuts off. But I also have that personality in which I would do anything to prove a point. SO that overrides my chill. Like I remember when I was in college and there was this cute guy and he was good-looking and fiiineee
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ARE WE CONTRADICTING OUR OWN VALUES?



A thought went through my mind as I had a nice heated discussion with a close friend. It is now a question which I cannot seem to push out of my very own mind. So distracting I have to put my books away and type this as I sort out my thoughts. I ask this question because it seems a norm for everyone to live their lives in cognitive dissonance. Many people in this world will do things that go against their value system and beliefs; yet are OK with it.
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Friday, March 22

CHILLING & EXPLORING KUNMING

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Once we got the hang of things, exploration was the next task. We attended classes in the morning then were free for the rest of the day to explore the rest of town with our partners…….
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Monday, March 11

CHINA, THE BEGINNING


hello all,
so I decided to revamp and reconstruct the China 2011 posts and pictures, expanded, sorted and edited for easy access and visibility, the next few posts would be about China, and omg there are so many many many pictures…..lol
enjoy!
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(left) the group at the first meeting with the professor. (right) filling out applications and passport info etc
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