Trip to Guilin and Yangshuo(桂林和阳朔)

On China National Day, our family joined a few friends on a trip to Guilin. It was one of the most beautiful places we have visited so far in China. The mountains all around were very dramatic limestone formations. The cave we visited took 2 hours to meander through, where we started at the bottom and gradually found ourselves high above the rock and formations we had just seen. I hope these pictures help to give some idea of what it was like.

 

Artist in Residence | Zestman 宅匠

As Artist in Residence at Zestman 宅匠, Glenis Paul is responsible for all of the art and sculpture shown to highlight their line of high end furnishings and flooring in 9 of the major cities in China.

Paintings, sculptures and custom made pieces  are all available for purchase at the showrooms.

For more information about the company visit www.zestman.com

Mother Sally-Brother Buddha

Laughing Brother Sally

November 1st-November 11th at the China Art Museum in Shanghai. Visual arts show “Magic and Reality”, part of the “Tour of the World” Exhibition. Pieces include oil painting, collage and watercolor, and the performance art piece “Mother Sally-Brother Buddha”.

Hangzhou City

Welcome to our beautiful city! The place we have called home for over 5 years. This enchanted city has been captured here in an amazing pop-up book my friend Shawn Wu. After the short AD you can see the original copy, and please stay tuned here to find out how you can help us get this book published!

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Double Q

Alemayehu Paul (博文)

Growing up in China from the age of 6 months, Alemayehu became interested in football at the age of seven, playing around outside with his parents. Since then a fire was lit, and for him football has grow into a life passion. He has become quite a formidable player in his own right, representing his primary schools both in Hangzhou and Shanghai, and playing with the regional teams in both cities at higher levels.

DOUBLE KILL ||  The Double Q Club

Fluent in both English and Chinese, you may have come to know Alemayehu through the character he plays, called Double Q, where he introduces Chinese language and culture with funny bilingual skits, often with himself.

His dream is to one day play football professionally. I hope you will check in with us periodically to watch us along this fascinating journey.

To learn more about our lives in China, click on Life Stories in the main menu.

 

Without further adieu, here is the premiere of the Double Q Series, Double Kill. We also have more videos posted on Youku.com and Youtube.com.


 

HERE are some more videos posted on Youku.com.
 
For those who can access it here are some pictures through the years.

Marketing Portfolio

Marketing, Promotion and Communications Projects

ZHEJIANG SHUREN UNIVERSITY, Hangzhou, China

In order to promote career development on campus, I worked  with students and staff to spearhead several projects:

        1. Creating advertisements to promote a product;
        2. Improving writing for speeches and television shows;
        3. A targeted career development curriculum;
        4. Creating an online advanced oral English lecture series;
        5. Delivering in-depth communications lectures.

 

Below is a sample of one advertisement created by the students in the Product Promotion program.

 

Below is a short preview of the first of 9 episodes in the Advanced Oral English web seminar series.

Alemayehu Paul Annual Spelling Bee Competition

2013 Spelling Bee ChampionSince the year 2010, the Paul family has sponsored the “Alemayehu Paul Annual Spelling Bee Competition” at ShengDa Unniversity in Zhengzhou, China. The fourth annual contest was held in November 28th, 2013. Over 150 students took part in the preliminary judging, with 60 students chosen for the second round. Students prepared word lists relevant to their studies with lists of words chosen from TEM4 & 8 examination vocabulary. We are very happy to sponsor this yearly event, and hope that it will encourage ShengDa students to always work hard! We would like to thank the staff and directors at ShengDa without whom this event would not be possible. We would especially like to thank Mr. Frank Zhang张保培 (Zhang Bao-Pei) for his tireless efforts, to stage this event every year.

Screen Shot 2014-02-28 at 1.28.36 PMCONGRATULATIONS TO THE WINNERS!
Pictured above is our first prize winner 杨培培 (Angel).

PRIZES
1st place 1000RMB and a trophy
2nd place 700RMB and a trophy
3rd place 500RMB and a trophy
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