Who is Frank?


Don't exactly know what we are doing here...

Important Information about me:

– 23 years old.  24 according to Chinese people.  That means I am year of the tiger.  It is currently the year of the tiger–yesss.

– During the academic school year of September 2009 – June 2010, I taught English at a high school in Cili, Hunan, China.  It was the #1 high school both in name and status.

– In late August, I will go to Changsha, the capital of Hunan, and teach at a small business college.  Teaching English again…duh.

– A Senior 3 student just told me that I look very cool when I play basketball.  I think that’s important to know about me.

– I did not make my students pose like that around me in my header picture on the main page.  It was their idea.  Although, it is something I would possibly ask them to do….maybe.

– I love being around Chinese people who I can’t communicate with for some weird reason.  I think they like me more than the ones who understand me, also.

– I initially went to China with very little knowledge of China.  Oh, and I couldn’t speak a word of mandarin.

– I still don’t understand Chinese and China, in general; although, I do try.

– I will write more as I think of it.  I’m not too complex.

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9 thoughts on “Who is Frank?

  1. Loved reading your blog. It is so alive with your impressions and observations of your experiences there. Keep up the spirit and keep on blogging on !

  2. I am very happy to hear that you love it in China so much. It is great when you love what you do. I am sorry that I didn’t realize that it was you when I passed you the other day. I was about a block away when I realized. What can I tell you, I am getting old and crazy. Come and visit me when you get time before you go back.

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  4. I just read about your blog in today’s (9/12/2010) Scranton Sunday Times; so I’m checking it out. I’m glad I got the information and was happy to converse with you on the bus from NYC a while back!

  5. Just stopped by and enjoyed reading of your experiences here in China. Found it interesting that you’re from Dunmore as I’m actually from Wilkes-Barre! Enjoy your days of teaching! 🙂

  6. Frank, is it me or is it weird that China only has one time zone. China’s land mass extends over 5 time zones but the gov’t decided that one would suffice based on Beijing time.
    Also, how do you keep track of time out there? I was told when in the Sechuan Province that clocks were signs of bad luck so there were no clocks in any public places.

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