Anonymous asked: what type of camera do you take all your pictures on? and what type of program do you use to edit them?

I shoot with my iPhone, and use an app called Camera+. Hope this helps.

Wonderful Thanksgiving night at the Ma’s house. We feasted on duck, dumplings, mashed potatoes, smores, donuts, and beer. It was quite a fusion of East and West. Our history teacher Sam joined us and I got a shot of him sharing what he was thankful for. Don’t worry, he was using the wine bottle as a microphone.

Xi’an Forest of Stones. You could say it is China’s Library of Congress, only, all the great writings in China’s history are etched in stone. Found a few stones that had characters scratched out. Our teacher Yiling and I guessed these words were deemed inappropriate by the government during the revolution. Just a guess.

Terracotta Army. Another one of those “I can’t wrap my mind around it,” sites. 

The wall surrounding ancient Xi’an City. We rented bikes to ride on the wall. Road was a little rough, tush is tender.

Xi’an, at Asia’s largest fountain. Pretty big.

Part of the school that Andrew and I visit every Monday. It is surrounded by a scrap yard. The school’s normal home is under construction, so they are stuck out in the boonies. 

Skyline view of Shijiazhuang. There are building projects all over the World that are on hold because China has all the cranes, seriously. 

Buddhist prayer beads.

This is some rough video of my appearance on Chinese television. Not going to say I totally dominated the field, but… Haha. Maybe this wasn’t on my bucket-list, but it definitely was one of the most unique experiences I’ve ever had. Probably will be making a call to Wipeout when I get home.

Last Tuesday Ruddy, Andrew, and I took part in a Chinese game show. The winners each received 1,000 yuan, needless to say the Nebraska boys may have bankrupt Chinese television.

The scary monsters that we get to visit every Monday. It takes about 4 hours to get to the school and back, but it’s worth every minute. 

Tiananmen Square, you could feel the weight of the history in that place.

Our resident beat boy Rudy, “freezing” the dance floor all over Beijing