Jiaozi parties are the best parties.

This evening a group of students came over to my house to make some delicious dumplings, consisting of pork, mushrooms and onions.
The chef of the night, my male student Xavier, made undoubtedly the best dumplings I’ve had since being in China. This noted, I made sure to tell him he could come back to my house and cook for me anytime, which gave him a good laugh.

While we ate we had a great time together talking about the cultural differences between America and China, sharing stories of our hometowns, and teaching each other jokes in Chinese and English.

It’s nights like these which remind me of my purpose here in China. To learn, to teach, and to laugh. With everyday my love for China continues to grow, and it becomes more and more my home.