1. Reflecting on my time abroad


    January 1, 2014 by SMalaske

    Potala Palace

    Now that I’ve been back in America for almost exactly four months, New Years’ seems to be the perfect excuse …
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  2. Caution: Actual Landslides

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    September 3, 2013 by SMalaske

    Mt. Gongga, the Himalayas

    I know what you’re all thinking, I can see the headlines now “Blonde young foreign girl goes hiking in Sichuan …
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  3. Going… going… going…

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    August 23, 2013 by SMalaske


    Almost gone?! I’m shocked that my time in Chengdu is coming to an abrupt end! Friday is my last official …
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  4. Bring on the Hotpot

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    August 7, 2013 by SMalaske

    Classy Intern Night

    To be honest, I’m sitting here wondering what to blog about because I can’t recall where the week went. It …
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  5. The Halfway Point

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    July 27, 2013 by SMalaske

    Sunset in Chengdu

    I’m not sure what’s more crazy to think about – that I’ve been here for 6 weeks already, or that …
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  6. China Logic

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    July 21, 2013 by SMalaske

    My hot water situation, demonstrated by my highly talented Paint abilities

    I realized I hadn’t blogged in a while so brace yourself for a novel. Things are going swimmingly. Literally. Given …
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  7. Independence Day 在中国

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    July 8, 2013 by SMalaske

    I had the unique opportunity to MC the Consulate's 4th of July celebration

    I have to admit, I had nearly given up on American holidays in China, especially after taking finals on Thanksgiving, …
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