Weekly Photo Challenge: Simplicity

I’ve discovered Wit’s End – Travel‘s Weekly Photo Challenge via Sonofabeach96.

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Suzhou Museum

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Jinan, China

Shrine in Kyoto

Heian Shrine, Kyoto, Japan

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Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge: Bridges

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Jinan

Each week Cee of Cee’s Photography challenges bloggers with a fun prompt. This week we’re to share photos of roads, boulevards, avenues, streets, alleys, you get the picture. What delightful photos will you share?

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From the Tavern Club at 333 N. Michigan

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Sydney Harbor Bridge

If you want to see more fun fotos of  signs, click here.

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Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge: Bikes, Etc.

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Chicago 

Each week Cee of Cee’s Photography challenges bloggers with a fun prompt. This week we’re to find photos of bikes, tricycles, motorcycles, and wagons.

If you want to see more fun bike, tricycle or wagon fotos, click here

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Jinan

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Taipei

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Which Way Challenge

 

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The Which Way Challenge, that Cee began, has been picked up by the Sonofthebeach69 blogger.  The beauty of it is that it’s very free form. You can include images of doors, gates, roads, streets exits, signs, paths, waterways, you name it.

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A furrow is a “way”

Painting by Edwin Hopper

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Seoul, South Korea

I really miss Miniso and can’t wait for them to open more stores in the US.

Which Way Challenge

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Avignon, France

The Which Way Challenge, that Cee began, has been picked up by the Sonofthebeach69 blogger.  The beauty of it is that it’s very free form. You can include images of doors, gates, roads, streets exits, signs, paths, waterways, you name it.

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Bali, Indonesia

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Jinan, China

Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge: Happy

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Subway, Taipei

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Jinan, Silver Plaza

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Renoir, Art Institute of Chicago

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Pearl Market, Beijing

Each week Cee of Cee’s Photography challenges bloggers with a fun prompt. This week we’re to find photos of subjects that depict. the concept of happiness.

If you want to see more fun photos, click here.

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Pretty Late in the Game

I just was job hunting on tesol.org and saw that my former employer is hiring English teachers. Mind you, they’re supposed to start teaching next week. This ad went up yesterday!

I’ve learned that now teachers will pay about 47% in Chinese income tax and currency exchange fees. So English teachers, who usually put in 50-60 hours of work a week, will earn about $9.60 per hour for all their hard work. Baby sitters make more – some nanny jobs come with housing.

Clark is the ONLY foreign university in China doing this. Rochester Institute of Technology, NYU, University of Toledo and ALL the American and Australian universities I know of don’t have these high taxes.

I pity anyone who takes these jobs. I loved my students and even little Jinan (the other city Hefei is the pits), but the pollution, mold in the apartments and the utter lack of resources makes this job highly undesirable. What a pity.

Part of the reason for this, I suspect, is that I prevailed in my claim for unemployment. Clark lied when they told the Unemployment office that I quit and in the hearing last month, that was confirmed. What their aim is to prevent their employees from getting the protections US labor law affords. Talk about disrespect and hypocrisy since the school purports to be “progressive.”