Taking Stock: 4/17

Making : crockpot chicken noodle soup – perfect for a rainy Sunday
Cooking : homemade granola
Drinking : water, tea & lots of it
Reading : The One Hour China Book & Daring Greatly
Wanting : a spring wardrobe update
Enjoying : the spring rain
Liking: new music out
Loving: the warmer weather
Bookmarking: nothing…
Watching: John Oliver via Youtube
Needing: nothing, wanting is another story…
Smelling: again nothing, see feel (i.e. a cold)
Wearing : sweats on the couch (see feeling)
Thinking: of all the things I’ll do once I’m back to 100%
Feeling : still a bit sick

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Recently

The long weekend  (for Tomb Sweeping) is too quickly coming to a close here in China. This week flew by too!

We are in Changsha this weekend and more to come soon. In the meantime happy April and some recent fun things:

An experiment with Cryo – a treatment of freezing (literally) temperatures at 7:15 in the morning. That was one way to wake up….

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A walk to a work event showed that Nanjing Xi Lu is ready for spring – flowers and birds in the trees – I’m ready too!

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My bike, the flying pigeon, getting a much-needed sprucing up for spring: Bike repair

Spring Days Ahead

It is slowly warming up here, although still grey-ish! As previously stated, I’m back in the swing of thing (for better or worse!). Here’s a few snaps from the week.

Guilin Noodles for lunch – 10 kuai (USD1.5) and I’m full.

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The local supermarket dog barking up a storm after receiving the worst animal haircut I’ve ever seen.

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Random Saturday leaf – it’s looks a bit fallish!Leaf

Towards the end & graduation

A few more snaps towards the end of training and the graduation ceremony.

A “The Beatles Cafe” enjoying the river and warm weather:

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A hidden path off a hidden path:

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Cool signs everywhere:

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Oooommmmmmm:

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Guruji, my legendary philosophy teacher, spouting knowledge (satsang):

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Thali (vegetarian delight) – one of my few meals out of the ashram:IMG_1958

A walk through town:

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Naughty ashram dogs:

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Colorful spice cart:

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My favorite drink: masala chai

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An exciting drive to the airport – 160 miles, a nine-hour trip on dirt roads.

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