Category: Chinaventures

My Life as an Illegal Alien (pt1) – Go Directly to Jail

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If this article happens to go online with this introduction still attached, be aware that something may have gone wrong and I might be in need of assistance. Please contact

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Chinese Teachers Despise YOU. Why? – Clash of Cultures II

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Hear ye, hear ye. Stand and be judged, barbarians!   A while ago, you may remember, Mike’s Guide to China published (we hope) a frank and informative synopsis on ways

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The Top 5 Students Teachers Hate

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  Make no mistake, we don’t hate children. Nor do we condemn them for bad behavior –kids will be kids. But in any given ESL classroom, there are those bundles

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Top 11 Tips for Avoiding China Rage

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Today is China Raaage! Without getting into specifics, the following formula can pretty much sum up the stages of life in China for an expat: Honeymoon Period (1-2 months after

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Clash of Cultures: Top Reasons for Despising your Co-teacher

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All good things. All good things.   No hateful diatribes here. Chinese co-teachers, don’t forget, have also joined us in that holiest of holy fraternities: educators. Education is the silver

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Adventures in China: An Empty Chair Interview with The Premise

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Is it really that time on the month again? If my mood is any clue, then I think it must be. It’s time to sit down once again for another

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