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About richard

Richard and Lisa are certified entrepreneurs and thrill seekers.

The ILP (International Language Programs) Selection Process

When Lisa and I decided that spending some time in China was what we wanted as our next adventure in life, we began the application process to be “accepted” by the International Language Programs organization as teachers.  As I mentioned … Continue reading

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An Introduction to Chinglish

While my wife and I lived in China, we had some very enlightening experiences discovering new ways to combine Chinese culture with the English language.  Some of the wordings we later realized were unusual to us because they were British, … Continue reading

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Letter home from China October 9,2004

Friday, October 9, 2004 Richard and I have had so much going on this week. First off, at the beginning of the week we had Mid Moon Day. During the three-hour lunch break (which we have everyday) on that day, … Continue reading

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Letter home from China September 28,2004

Wednesday, September 28, 2004 Last night, Richard and I went to a Mid Moon Day, or Mid Autumn Day, Festival. Today is actually Mid Autumn Day, but there were many celebrations last night to celebrate the coming of the holiday. … Continue reading

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Letter home from China September 22,2004

Richard and I have had an eventful week since we last wrote everyone. I guess the most exciting thing is that we went to a Chinese wedding on Sunday. We were invited to attend the wedding by our friend Nick, … Continue reading

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Letter home from China September 21,2004

Ok Everybody, Here are some of the pictures you have all been waiting for. We have had a good experience so far. There have been a lot of new things we have experienced crammed into just a few days. The … Continue reading

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Some background on our trip to China

While attending Brigham Young University in the spring of 2004, I attended a career fair for engineering and technical students.  As I went from booth to booth surveying what was available in the engineering career market, I was disappointed to … Continue reading

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Welcome to Discovering China

Two and a half years ago (September, 2004), a young couple from Utah wanted some variety in their life, so they determined to move to China to teach English for awhile in hopes of setting up a manufacturing and importing … Continue reading

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