Reflecting 100 Times Over

Happy 100th post to this site,!  It’s hard to believe that I’ve written 100 entries, but it’s been a wonderful ride.  Writing these posts has been like a multi-media journal for me, and it’s an excellent way to process my experiences.

I’m finally home from China, after many hours of traveling.  Coming back from a long trip always makes me appreciate Massachusetts even more. For this special post, here’s a tribute video which shows highlights from my time in China. Enjoy!

Note: Most of the footage here shows places and activities shown in other posts. So, if there’s something you’re interested in, you can probably find more on that topic in an old post. The soundtrack is a Chinese song that Stanley introduced me to.

11 replies »

  1. Okay, I’ll try as soon as I can to visit that website…Plus Those temples are SOOOOOO amazing!!!!

  2. Welcome Home, Ms. Krakauer!!

    Where do you think you’re going next?
    Is this really your 100th blog post?? That’s amazing!
    How are you right now? Are you getting over your jet lag? I hope so!
    I thought the video was really cool! It reminded me of many early China blog posts! I like the last part where you said Good-bye to China. The music was great, too!
    Just asking, but did you see the Kung Fu performance at the Acrobatics place? Also, did you pay your respects to Buddha with the incense? What restaurant were you in, in the video? I’m assuming the X-rays on the subway were when you were leaving for home?

    Have a good rest!!
    😉 ~ Anna

    • Hi Anna — I am working to get over my jet lag, but it’s hard. I’m very tired during the day and often wake up in the middle of the night. Thanks for all your feedback. To answer your questions… I saw the Kung Fu show at a different theatre. I didn’t get any incense, but wish I had. I don’t remember the name of that restaurant but it was in Fangshan. And the x-rays are actually on every subway in Beijing and Shanghai. They check your bags every time you ride! I go back to IACS on Monday to do prep for school. Can you believe it’s almost September?

      • Your welcome, Ms. Krakauer!!
        And no, I can’t believe it’s almost September; the days pass by fast!

        I also found 2 links on how to get over jet lag:

        For the first link above, scroll down a few times, and you’ll find the advice there.
        I believe the second link has some info that the first link doesn’t have.
        Finding the links took some time, because some websites had advice that seemed to only help you before or during the flight.

        Hope it helps!!
        😉 ~ Anna

  3. i can’t believe its already 100! And.. Ive read all of them! What was the prayer wheel? It looks cool. Also, you should make a documentary of your travels using your blog posts, and some stuff you maybe didn’t write here. You could publish it online somewhere like LuLu ( and add it to the library, your book on LuLu comes with a working bar-code too!

  4. Congrats! That is an amazing accomplishment! Hope your start to the year goes smoothly! Talk with you soon.

    Sent from my iPad

    On Aug 14, 2012, at 10:06 PM, Innovation

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