Merry Christmas!!

Today is the third day of Christmas, so I guess my Christmas wishes aren’t all that late.

We spent Christmas in Beijing this year. Catherine and I were both hampered by canker sores, so we didn’t do much talking, but we had a great day. After sleeping in, she went to the dentist and I went to BTV to review the Olympic English episodes for the next two weeks. Then we went and got a Wii (more on that later), and got a late lunch/dinner of 粥 in Wudaokou before heading home.

Nothing terribly exciting (except for maybe the Wii), but it was great to have a day to relax together.

Join the Conversation


  1. Hello. My son, Reilly Coch, married your high school friend Flannery Hysjulien from Durham, NC. Reilly, Flannery, and Eleanor (Nora, age 4.5 months) and I will be coming to China in March with plans to be in Beijing around March 11 or so. Your TV show sounds wonderful. I taught English for a semester in the spring of 1998 at the Jingdezhen Ceramic Institute — and I’ve returned to Jingdezhen (and other places in China) 11 times since then. The website shows some images about Shi Yuren, a fine porcelain artist whose life and work I researched with an exhibition in Jingdezhen in Oct. 2004. Together with friends, students, and family of Shi Yuren (whom I never met — he died in 1996 in a bicycle accident, age 68), I’m working on an exhibition of Shi Yuren’s porcelain work to be held in Beijing for 2 weeks beginning Nov. 8, 2008 (sufficiently after all the Olympic fever has abated, I hope). I’m using our home computer e-mail to write to you, but you can also write at the yahoo address above. I’ve enjoyed reading your blog so far — hope your cough is history by now. Looking forward to hearing from you, Carla

Leave a comment

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.