Jason Sheng

August 12, 2012

Eating at a Home Away From Home

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One of the joys of traveling is the ability to enjoy a new cuisine. In America, we pride ourselves on having food from many cultures from around the world, but it is never comparable to the real foreign cuisine. In China, I learned what my Chinese friends had already described to me. There are big […]

July 27, 2012

Xi’an: An Ancient City of China

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My summer is like the movie Inception. I keep falling deeper into travels and farther away from my reality at Lafayette. I will make my way back, but Xi’an is the farthest I will go. From Easton to Lancaster to Conifer to Dalian and finally to Xi’an, I have traveled around the world and back […]

July 18, 2012

Chinese Cultural Immersion

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After three wonderful weeks in Colorado, Helen and I are continuing our BOMA project. We came to my home, Dalian, China!   We took an airplane from Denver to Los Angeles then to Seoul and then finally to Dalian. The airplane from Denver to Los Angeles was three hours late. We were running late for […]

July 11, 2012

Dalian: a Modern City of China

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Sometimes I forget that I am in China. Dalian feels western to me from the architecture to the cars on the street to the shops that I see. The fact that I am in a city often feels like a bigger difference to me than the fact that I am halfway around the world from […]

June 24, 2012

If American Kids Finished Digging a Hole to China

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They are all asleep! I thought that Jason was going to take me to the best high school in his city. I was never expecting to find all the students sitting in the dark with their heads down and sleeping at one o’clock in the afternoon. I haven’t had nap-time since first grade, and neither […]

June 24, 2012

Living Ranch Style

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  Before I came to Colorado, the word “ranch” meant the salad dressing to me. But then I knew “ranch” also means a farm for horses when Helen told we were going to live on her grandma’s ranch for 3 weeks. Helen’s grandma Karen lives on an eleven-acre ranch that includes a house, a barn, […]

June 16, 2012

First Impressions of China

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I close my eyes for a moment. I hear the rush of a waterfall and smell the fresh spring air: perfectly humid and not yet too hot. I feel the sun on my skin and relax into my surroundings. Then a car horn sounding through the waterfall reminds me that I am not at home […]

June 10, 2012

Water: The Lifeblood of Colorado

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  Water is such a simple thing that we think so little of back east, but water in Colorado is one of the most precious commodities. It is scarce. It has rained for only four days of our three-week stay here. The air is dry, like the middle of winter back east. Water is rationed […]

June 7, 2012

Colorado: A Gorgeous and Healthy State

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After Helen and I spent a great week in Lancaster, Pennsylvania, we took an airplane and arrived in Denver, Colorado. Colorado is the second stop of our BOMA journey. I have been living here for two weeks. Colorado is so different from Easton. Colorado has beautiful and comfortable weather. There are green mountains, clear rivers, […]

June 1, 2012

Rocky Mountain High

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Circling in the plane over Denver on the second leg of our BOMA journey, we got our first glimpse of the Rockies over the city. Every year I wait for this moment. Lancaster is my home, but my grandmother’s horse ranch in the Rockies is where my heart lives. I’ve been coming here every summer […]