Davis, Johnny, Jack, and Alan acting out a graph segment.
(We get creative with our excuses for having class outside).
Alan teaching Mitch's visiting young uncle how to breakdance.
Stella and Cherry at the school talent show.
Stella acted as usher and Cherry sang a beautiful song about a grandmother.
Paul, Lewis, and Alan after their singing and dancing number in the talent show.
Tai shuai le!
With Sandy in a cafe after we had our hair washed at a salon.
Truly, it was barbaeric. Such a strange foreigner, doesn't want her hair dried!
Sandy, Luna, and Sandy's cell phone's dingle-dangle monster.
Luna eyeing over her desert.
With Luna, sweetly smiling.
Some people think this pouty scowling look is endearing.
Paul, Johnny, Davis, and Cindy at a traditional restaurant for a birthday party.
This is the professional way I act with my students outside of class.
Stephanie has a bowl over her face. She thinks it prevents her from being in the picture.
Sophie contentedly contemplates the sticky rice mystery meat balls.
Catherine and Shelly are so stylish! Maybe!
This is why we keep them safely in uniforms at school.
Awen and his little dog Qiou-Qiou who I insist upon calling Joe-Joe.
My goddaughter Kehan. She's starting to babble now.
Awen and Liqi with Kehan at dinner.
What is it that is so sexy about a man with his baby?
Friends Runar and Elin are an Icelandic couple who comprise Heima.
The band name is also the name of their home, cafe, and bar where many good times are had.
They are prominent in the Xiamen art scene, and are currently recording their newest album.
Runar is an amazing songwriter in conjunction with his wife and her searing throaty vocals, and
they get down with inspired Icelandic-Xiamen alternative folk.
Their songs touch me and sadden me sweetly, always causing me to remember
how we let go, and are constantly in a drawn out process of leaving,
and I would recommend their work to another listener.
Let me know before August if you would like me to bring you back one of their albums.
Here Jon adds his mellifluous touch on the base guitar.