Monthly Archives: May 2012

Day 9 – Marketing in China, CSR Guest Speaker, Dumplings

Update — I am behind on my postings. We have a student who had to have her appendix removed. I am happy to report she is recovering quickly at the hospital. I will post more later. Just to relieve any … Continue reading

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Day 8 – Company visit to Gome, Forbidden City, Silk Market, Wangfujing Pedestrian Street & Night Life

As the title of the day indicates, this day was packed with the only down time being when we were on the bus. I did manage to catch up on a little sleep on the bus. The morning started by … Continue reading

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Day 7 – First Day of Class at Peking University

Wellness update — still very little voice. I remember I had Azithromycin with me and started taking this. It usually takes 3 days for it to begin to work. I really am trying to avoid visiting a Chinese clinic. Other … Continue reading

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Day 6 – Great Wall, Summer Palace & UVA Alumni Reception with President Sullivan and Dean Zeithaml

First an update on my cold–feeling better but I have lost my voice. Keeping my mouth shut is definitely not one of my natural characteristics and will prove challenging. Not only do I not speak Chinese, now I can barely … Continue reading

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Day 5 – Students’ Arrive

It official, I have a cold. I packed lots of different drugs to deal with stomach issues — nothing for a cold. One objective today — find a pharmacy. We also are preparing for all the students arrivals today. There … Continue reading

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Day 4 – Off to the Mall

Today I took it easy so the blog will be short. I believe I am coming down with a cold — not what I need. I learned that the area we are staying in Zhongghaucun is called China’s Silicon Valley. … Continue reading

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Day 3 – Exploring Beijing

Started the morning by checking out the workout area is the Crowne Plaza Hotel. I managed to convince myself to get on the elliptical for 30 minutes. During this time I watched various Chinese Morning News programs hoping to find … Continue reading

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Day 2 – Arrive in Beijing

I thought we would fly over the Pacific Ocean; however, the pilot thought differently and we flew over Greenland and Russia and landed right on time at Beijing Airport. After collecting my bag, I was able to locate my name … Continue reading

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Toronto Airport

Day 1 After a night of roaring thunderstorms and a morning of DC traffic (good reminder of why we left DC), I made it to Ronald Reagan Airport. Brought back lots of memories of starting my career with Arthur Andersen … Continue reading

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Day before departure

Can’t believe I will be leaving tomorrow.  Still have several items that need to be taken care of today.  I at least have my suitcase packed.

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