Wednesday, March 4, 2009

Meet my Chinese roomate: Lei Heng!

Lei Heng is awesome. She grew up in rural Shaanxi province, and is currently working at the Xi'an office for the ngo International Bridges to Justice (IBJ -- -- IBJ is actually how Katie & Lei Heng met, as Katie's affiliated w/ IBJ for her Fulbright). Every night Lei Heng sits at the kitchen table & studies for the bar exam, while I run around setting turtles loose or picking up cookie & cracker crumbs. Here's Lei Heng giving us another cooking lesson. Just another reason why she rocks. I've learned a lot about Chinese culture from her, whether it be helping with my Mandarin, or sharing her point-of-view on various topics (dating, family, politics, etc.)

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