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A Conversation

19 year old student: I like your hair. I like your hair color.
Me: How kind of you to say that!
19 year old student: I want to make my hair that color when I'm 30.
Me: (thinking) ?!?
19 year old student: My mother likes only black hair, so I wait.


To add to my list of cultural musts for class, including Star Wars, Star Trek, Back to the Future, and Wizard of Oz... indeed, must not leave out Monty Python...


A mask one of my students painted for me. I put it on my fake mantel. The idea that one of my students took the time and effort to make this for me (she had told me weeks ago that she would), definitely helped to cheer me up from the sad week it's been for my family.

Nice Note

Not to brag, but I've got some sweet students. And by the way, I have never been accused of not wearing enough clothes:

Hi ******,

Thank for your help of my midterm exam even i did not perform well,i will practise more in the rest time.

And i noticed that you did not wear enough,i have no idea whether you kown that the winter in Hangzhou is so cold!so you maybe need prepare some warmer clothes,such as down garment or tweed coat,to get through it.

Thank you again for your help,and i hope you have a great time in Hangzhou!!!