How to Apply for a Chinese Work Visa (Z Visa, 2018)

PLEASE NOTE: If you are working in Fuzhou, you need to follow the instructions for the notarization process very carefully. I wrote a guide that you can use here.  Apostille   Phew! You made it. Now on to the third step.   You need to contact an agency that can help you with the further steps in…

Me No English

“Me no English,” states the girl with enough grammar to ape Tarzan. She does this in spite of speaking full sentences and writing them in her book. I’ve heard her say fluent and complete ones before. She and the others use this as a joke. “I’m not asking you to speak English,” I growl. “I’m…

Teaching

“Can I tell you something?” I’m outside one of my toughest classes, having just been told that the kids inside are crying due to being (justly) scolded. “I’m so proud that you did your speech this morning. Remember how when I got here, you couldn’t read very much at all?” This is a student from…

2016: May All Years Be This Good

It’s been a long and crazy year. Let’s start with some basic statistics. Countries lived in: China, USA, Iceland, and Korea Jobs Held: Senior Teacher, full-time volunteer on a Scout Camp, cleaning lady, Teacher Toilets Scrubbed: More than 300 (conservative estimate) Pairs of Shoes Worn Through by Work/Walking: At least four (RIP leathers with the…