Megan Goodman

June 17, 2013

Home at Last

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I arrived at Newark Airport on Saturday, June 8th after a long, 16 hour flight and found myself greeted by my Mom, 2 sisters, and a Dunkin Donuts iced tea and a bagel. To say I was ecstatic would be an understatement. I now write to you from one of my favorite places in the […]

A Chinese chiropractor cracks Megan Goodman's back

May 24, 2013

Chinese Medicine 101

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Today my study abroad program took us on a field trip to learn about Chinese medicine. It was here that I learned about the Chinese philosophy surrounding yin-yang and traditional Chinese medicine practices. Many Chinese people believe that the yin-yang represents men and women and their inner energy. They think that the yin-yang represents how […]

May 14, 2013

M is for Meow

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Thousands of undomesticated, stray cats roam around China every day. They are homeless, mangy, and sad, except for this one little gem, Meow. Meow is a cat that lives outside our apartment building. When we got here in February she was just a couple of months old, a tiny orange kitten. Without fail Meow was […]

May 12, 2013

The Land of the 20 Dollar Bill

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This weekend was by far my favorite weekend of the semester. I traveled with 4 friends, 2 from the U.S. and 2 from Germany, to Guilin, China, for a once in a lifetime experience. We were all very excited to travel to Guilin because we heard it was China’s heaven, and China’s heaven it really […]

April 27, 2013

Matchmaker Matchmaker

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I write to you today, on Saturday, April 27th, after having a long day of classes. Yes, you read that right, I had class this weekend. Here in China one never really gets a day off class or work. This Monday-Wednesday there’s a holiday break in China, therefore people are to make up their work/class […]

April 17, 2013

Welcome to the Lafayette Family

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Today I had the unique opportunity to have a little taste of Lafayette in Shanghai. I was invited by one of our admissions directors, Eugene Gabay, to an admitted students reception, my favorite! (I’m not being sarcastic). I think it’s safe to say that I’m Lafayette’s #1 fan. I applied to Lafayette and only Lafayette […]

April 11, 2013

Dialogue in the Dark

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Greetings from Hong Kong! This week is my spring break and my program has taken our group on a week-long trip to the great city of Hong Kong. Although Hong Kong is technically a city in China, it’s nothing like the China I know. The people of Hong Kong refer to their city as “one […]

April 2, 2013

How the other half lives

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It’s been a while since my last blog post and I apologize for that. My Internet has been down, so brace yourselves because we have a lot to catch up on! Last week my Chinese class took a field trip to the Luxun Park in Shanghai. We were given a picture of where we needed […]

March 24, 2013

A little taste of home

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Easton, Pennsylvania, is home to the longest-running farmers market in the world. For the past 258 years it has served the needs of the Easton residents through providing access to freshly baked goods, fruits, vegetables, crafts, and fun. It is conveniently located in the center of the city and runs from May-November. This weekly ordeal […]

March 18, 2013

Po the Panda

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This past weekend I learned that pandas have three wishes, to lose weight, to see color, and to get rid of the bags around their eyes. Tony the tour guide taught me these fun facts this past weekend when I traveled to Chengdu, China. I journeyed to this fine city of roughly 11 million people […]