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Location: Shenandoah, PA / Suzhou, China, Pennsylvania / Jiangsu, China, United States

I am currently working as a certified ESL teacher at a private school in Wuxi, China. I have also taught Primary School, Middle School, and High school in Suzhou, China. I am now currently a High school Teacher in Wuxi, in the Jiangsu province. I am also tutoring older students who are planning to travel to English-speaking countries. Some of my older students that I am tutoring are preparing to take their entrance exam for various Universities. I also volunteer for our school’s summer camp program. It is something I enjoy doing and at the same time the students learn a great deal about the western culture. I also worked at the SMIC summer camp in Shanghai in July of 2010 and 2011. During the last nine years I have been a volunteer teacher for the iCity charitable organization in Suzhou, China. I also have been doing a lot of volunteer work to promote our School.

Tuesday, February 20, 2024

Don’t settle on being someone else’s imitation -- be the original you truly are ❤️










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Wednesday, February 14, 2024

Happy Valentine's Day ❤️


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Saturday, February 10, 2024

The Lunar New Year is the biggest, Celebration in Asia. This year marks the year of the Dragon 🐉


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Monday, January 01, 2024

Another year is over, and a new one has just begun ❤️

 Another year is over, and a new one has just begun.    

January carries symbolic significance in many spiritual and religious traditions as it marks the beginning of a new year. The spiritual meaning of January often revolves around themes of renewal, new beginnings, and setting intentions for the year ahead. It is a time for reflection, introspection, and spiritual growth. 

In various belief systems worldwide, January may be associated with rituals, ceremonies, and practices aimed at letting go of the past, seeking forgiveness, and embracing hope for the future. For example, it is common for individuals to engage in prayer, meditation, or other spiritual activities as a way of aligning themselves with their deeper intentions and aspirations for the coming year. 

The symbolism of January often extends to concepts such as rebirth, transformation, and the potential for personal and collective evolution. It is seen as an opportunity to cultivate positive change, deepen one's spiritual connection, and embrace a sense of purpose as the year unfolds. 

The spiritual meaning of January can vary widely depending on individual beliefs, traditions, and cultural contexts. Still, it generally represents a time of spiritual significance and an opportunity for inner growth and renewal. 

The New Year of 2024 is now upon us, with new hopes and resolutions. It is now out with the old and in with the new; may you be happy the whole year through. 

Let this new year be filled not just with warm wishes and new hopes but with joyful hearts. 

From my heart to yours, I wish all of you a promising and fulfilling New Year !!!!


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Saturday, December 23, 2023

Have yourself a Merry little Christmas 🧑‍🎄🎁 with many more to come 💗

I have to say I love this time of year 🎄🎅🤶🎁




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Thursday, December 21, 2023

Goodbye Autumn, Hello Winter ❤️🎅


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Sunday, December 17, 2023

Be Happy 🎅


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Thursday, November 23, 2023

Happy Thanksgiving, everyone ❤️

When I taught High School in China I loved teaching my students about this special Thanksgiving season, it's the season of giving in America. The world can learn a great deal about the value of being thankful for what we have in life and the special people in our lives.

I conducted a lesson every school year about the history of Thanksgiving and its meaning and importance for us Americans.

I liked explaining to my students that being thankful is a powerful affirmation it brings more of what we want into our life. When we are thankful for the things, we have, we will attract more goodness into our lives and the lives of those around us.

I am one of those people who simply enjoys the sharing and giving thanks for the special people in my life. That truly makes this time of year special for me because I surely have plenty to be thankful for. Throughout my life, people have gone out of their way to be kind to me, and I liked telling my students in class when you care for others you are cared for, and when you love others you are loved. This special season of giving should reveal our love for one another through kindness because loving kindness gives this special season its true meaning.

There was a time though when I felt the season of giving was simply a common courtesy to receive and provide our significant others with material gifts. I now understand more clearly that this special season is for heartfelt acts of gratitude for having people in our lives. When keeping the true spirit of giving close to our heart it enables us to give from the heart all year round.

The yuletide season should be a time when our love comes to call because that love gives this time of year its true meaning. I have found over the years, though, that it's not the material gifts that count in life but rather it's the unrecognized, undetected, and unremembered acts of loving-kindness that are our greatest gifts and achievements in life.

If we truly want to see a world of loving and joyous people, we must be loving and joyous toward the people in our own lives. That potential is part of our humanity.

When we reach out and touch others, we touch a part of the humanity that is within us. When we enhance the life of another in need, we, in turn, enhance our own lives.

Objects gift-wrapped in shiny paper can be forgotten over time, but kindness whispered to those in need will echo endlessly throughout the community. Those small acts of kindness resonate with the giver and the receiver because they are gifts from the heart. Such priceless gifts can never be measured monetarily though because how can you put a price on love?

From my heart to yours I would like to wish all of you a very joyous holiday season.



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Saturday, October 14, 2023

Joyful hearts ❤️

We may not have the power or control to prevent the unexpected. What we do have, though, is the power to maintain a joyful heart, and what follows will always be goodness ❤️

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Thursday, September 21, 2023

Goodbye Summer, Hello Autumn ❤️

We can put Summer in our rearview mirror because the fall season is again upon us. For many people, the months of autumn symbolize change. Like the falling leaves from the trees, life must take a new course by shedding off the old to usher in the new. This part of the season’s cycle stretches to winter, which spiritual gurus say provides time for people to absorb and accept the ongoing change in one’s inner self. Like the cycles of death and rebirth, leaves will eventually grow back into branches, and flowers will once again set to bloom.

Soon, autumn colors will fade and be replaced by the bleak tone of chilly winter. Be that as it may, the world is always ready to welcome the changes and cycles of the season because these are the principles on which life basically rests.


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Monday, September 11, 2023

We must never forget ......... 🦅

We should put aside the political ideologies that divide our nation and remember the events 22 years ago, on September 11, 2001.

When I taught in China, none of my students were born 22 years ago when the tragic event of 9/11 occurred. But that didn’t stop me from taking a moment to speak about it in my classes.

Every year around this time, I always took a moment to tell my students about the event or, should I say, the attack on our country on September 11, 2001.

Four years ago, one of my students said her parents watched the event unfold on CCTV in China, and they were just as shocked by the attack as we Americans.

Every American should take a moment to reflect on this moment in American history, especially on its 22nd anniversary ......... 🦅


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Friday, September 01, 2023

Where has the summer gone? ❤️

 Where has the summer gone?

September should focus on finishing those uncompleted tasks, rectifying and improving your current situation because we all need self-improvement. So, find some uninterrupted time to search within, look at who you are now, take note of what still needs healing, and most of all, find forgiveness in your heart for yourself and others.

We should also take time to put ourselves in another person’s shoes rather than being overly judgmental. In doing so, you will relinquish your selfishness and move closer to recognizing the universal love that encompasses us and everything around us. Self-tune yourself to the world and usher in love and healing. This is the core meaning of the number nine, and September is the ninth month of the year, symbolizing a spiritual awakening, enlightenment, and the fulfillment of our divine purpose. September also marks the end of a cycle and the beginning of a new one.

Let your September revolve around service, responsibility, and self-sacrifice. We will now witness our summer fade and autumn begin, a cycle of life and death in nature. So, let us encourage one another to let go of the old and welcome in the new, both in our external environment and within ourselves.

September comes from the Latin root septem-, meaning “seven,” because, in the original Roman republican calendar, September was the seventh month of the year rather than the ninth. The Roman calendar was only ten months long and included the following months: Martius, Aprilis, Maius, Junius, Quintilis, Sextilis, September, October, November, and December ....... 🦅



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Tuesday, August 01, 2023

Hello August, Goodbye July ❤️


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Tuesday, July 04, 2023

Happy Birthday, America, and many more to come ......... 🦅

Our freedom does not come easily, and we are all indebted to those heroes who made our country what it is today. As patriotic citizens, let us put extra effort into our civic responsibilities.

Our diversity should not be seen as a weakness but as our greatest strength. Only by working together can we build a resilient and thriving nation.

Our contribution to moving our great country forward is significant. We must be mindful of how our actions and inactions affect our nation's well-being.

Let us celebrate the contributions of the greatest nation on earth on this special independence day. 



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Sunday, July 02, 2023

I was recently on the Sam Lesante ......... 🦅

I was recently on the Sam Lesante show with the host Sam Lesante. We discussed the pros and cons of both the American and Chinese education systems.

You will find this show interesting.  


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Saturday, July 01, 2023

Well, the month of June has passed us by, and the month of July is now upon us ......... 🦅

Well, the month of June has passed us by, and the month of July is now upon us.

July symbolizes true ambition if you have ambitious goals, this month will take you closer to what you truly desire, and that, of course, will accentuate your inner power. Good things will take time to manifest this month, but this is your chance to make ‘July’ a greater source of inspiration. If you believe in your inner power, all your potential will manifest for all to see. 

If you were born in July, this is even greater because your life will be full of opportunities. Equally, you have no excuses [not] to become successful because you can inspire yourself to become the person you ought to be ......... 🦅


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Sunday, June 25, 2023

Her Education is the passport to her future ❤️

Her Education is the passport to her future; her brighter tomorrow belongs to her because she prepared for it yesterday and today ❤️



 

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Wednesday, June 21, 2023

Summertime is here ❤️

Fabulous things can happen in the months of June, July, and August. So take off your shoes, let down your hair, and plunge into the magical season of summer ❤️


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Sunday, June 18, 2023

Happy Father's Day ❤️


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Sunday, June 11, 2023

Good educators do not fill young minds with mundane facts; they open their minds to new ideas ....... 🦅


















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Thursday, June 01, 2023

Well, goodbye, May, and Hello, June ....... 🦅

 Well, goodbye, May, and Hello, June ....... 🦅 

The month of June is named after Juno, the Roman Goddess of Marriage (and equivalent to Greek mythology’s Hera and the Celtic region’s ‘ultimate mother’, the Goddess Danu), June is said to be a good month to get married. 

Jolting with joy and Sun, June is associated with equally radiant symbols, including the rare and highly valuable semi-precious stone Alexandrite. 

This stone varies, depending on the light it is exposed to (i.e. natural daylight, different types of artificial light) in color from yellow and red to green and purple hues, all symbolic of energy, growth, and vitality. Said to draw good fortune, Alexandrite is also a stone to attract & keep love in your life. 

Other gems associated with June include: 

Moonstone – Opalescent and moon-like in appearance, this stone brims with lunar energy. Connected to dreams and emotions, moonstone is said to relieve depression. This stone’s energy is also believed to be primed for love, protection, and receptivity. 

So, May has reached its conclusion, so let us now reflect on June. 

I can assure you this month shall bring you laughter, joy, and most certainly excitement. It shall also be a time when the energy integrates toward unity and compassion. 

This special month also signifies the end of the first half of the year and when the earth shares its bounty ....... 🦅


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Monday, May 29, 2023

Remember and Honor ....... 🦅

 Memorial Day is more than just a great excuse for a cookout and a day off from work. The holiday was created to honor the many American men and women who died in military service. Focusing on those who made the ultimate sacrifice sets it apart from Veterans’ Day, which honors all military veterans, living and dead.



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Sunday, May 14, 2023

Happy Mother’s Day ❤️

                               


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Sunday, May 07, 2023

The children of the world are our future ❤️

The children of the world are our future, so teach them well and let them lead the way. Show them all the beauty they possess inside and help them heal the world through their inner love and understanding ❤️









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