So, this post is about goodbyes. This is my last week at Roots & Shoots, and I’d like to say a few words. First of all, goodbyes are hard. My first time in Beijing as a foreign exchange student, most … Continue reading
Author Archives: Nina Geller
Last days in China
I have not posted in a few weeks, since I was busy either site seeing, trying to stay cool in Beijing during this incredible heat wave, or super busy at work. This post, I’ll catch you up on some of … Continue reading
The Yin and Yang of Translating
So, I haven’t written in a while because I’ve been a little sick, probably because of the weather changing from super hot and 90 degrees (Fahrenheit) to rainy and 70 degrees. Beijing is more humid than I remember. The positive … Continue reading
Beijing: the scary and the rare
This week’s blog title refers to the infamous air quality in Beijing. This past week, the air quality was atrocious. What I mean is the PM 2.5 index, which ranges from 0 to 500, and hopefully is under 50 or … Continue reading
Translations, Wetlands, and Beer, oh my! Weeks 2-4 at Roots & Shoots
Now, I will update you as to my work at the NGO. In the past 3 weeks, I have done a lot. Let me break this posting into three sections: translations and office work, the wetlands field trip, and another … Continue reading
Chinese Dragon Boat Festival and Exploring Beijing
Howdy all. I know I haven’t written in a while, but just settling down after the holiday. But, a quick story before I get to my holiday time. While coming home from the Jaws movie event, I was figuring out my … Continue reading
First week at Roots and Shoots: Sharks, translations, and beer, oh my!
So, I survived my first week! Yay! Here is what I learned in my first week: 1. Roots and Shoots is a cool organization that has very few staff, but most staff usually have a single project, and that is … Continue reading
Beijing Welcomes Nina!
Welcome to my first blog! The name of my blog comes from a relatively new Chinese pop song for the Beijing 2008 Olympic games, titled “Beijing welcomes you!” The link is below: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zbiVoSYeKc4 Instead, this summer, Beijing is welcoming me a … Continue reading