WEEK 10 – Huangshan Travels aka 黄山旅游

I have never been a nature lover. Partially because I have not been to places with an awesome scenery that I found it worth spending an enormous amount of time and effort to say...

China Week 6: The Origins of 六

Being in a new country and environment for more than a month, one can slowly start to immerse themselves in the various cultures of that new environment, and learn more about themselves through the...

Week 5: CIP at 湖墅学校 and visit to Yamaha factory!

This week has been pretty eventful - we visited 湖墅学校 twice, and I also got the opportunity to visit the Yamaha manufacturing factory for pianos and guitars! We visited 湖墅学校 on Monday and Friday. On...

ALP Week 12 – 黄山

Another adventure towards the sky. Though torturous, I dare say it was pretty worth it. Here are my poor companions. This is the entrance where we faked that we are ZJU Students so we could...

At Hu Shu Special School: Paper plane folding and Dancing the 海草舞

In just one week, we visited Hushu Special School twice to conduct activities for the students. On Monday, we had a paper plane folding and competition for 一到三年级 students. I interacted with 3 students: the...

MIT WEEK 7 – Whatever floats your boat & Acadia Road Trip

This is the point where everyone switches from counting the number of weeks here to the number of weeks left, and thats 3 more to go so LETS BEGIN! As all 4 groups gear up...

Week 8 – Bayberry (杨梅) plantation visit

We went to a bayberry plantation as a theme excursion. It was a long bus ride to and fro the plantation located around Ningbo. When we arrived, we were free to climb, pluck and...

快乐,美好,幸福。

This summer, the ALP-TFI students (Justin, Melissa, Spencer, Jing Ren, Daniel, Marvin, Grace, Gio, Keith and myself, Joel) were on a mission to bring smiles to the special-needs students of 杭州市湖墅学校 (Hangzhou Hushu School), in...

ALP Week 9 – 上海 Round 2

We went back to Shanghai, this time not for frisbee but for fun, peace, laughter and joy. Meet the good men, plus a few others. This involves Regan taking a photo of me taking a photo...

ALP THEME I WEEK 1: 这样INZHEJIANG

*Theme meetings have not really begun so this post is more of a personal post rather than a theme heavy one!   Week 1 So it’s our first week in Hangzhou and the weather is around 20Deg!...

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