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Day 31/100: my hard working and cute fifth grade students learning English — #100happydays #day31 #zhuanlong #yunnan #province #china #countrysidelife #villagelife #blessed #thankful (at Zhuan Long, Yunnan province, China)

Day 31/100: my hard working and cute fifth grade students learning English — #100happydays #day31 #zhuanlong #yunnan #province #china #countrysidelife #villagelife #blessed #thankful (at Zhuan Long, Yunnan province, China)

Day 30/100: missing my dogg, Shady. #100happydays #day30 #tbt in #thestates #fbf here in #china #dog #bff #Shady #loml #germanshepherd #rottweiler (at Home sweet home)

Day 29/100: 10 years ago I met the love of my life, my bestest friend, the most loving, kind hearted, and humble person ever on this planet. I can live without you but I choose not to and I thank God for bringing you into my life — I have learned to become a better person because of you. I am excited for what’s to come in the near future and pray to God to keep watching over us as we grow older together. I love you. And I miss you all the way from China. #100happydays #day29 #bf #loml #love #happy10yearanniversary #est072304 #youandme #rachandteng #kunming #yunnan #china #lalove #sdlove #calilove #countingdownthedaystilwemeetagain #ily

Day 29/100: 10 years ago I met the love of my life, my bestest friend, the most loving, kind hearted, and humble person ever on this planet. I can live without you but I choose not to and I thank God for bringing you into my life — I have learned to become a better person because of you. I am excited for what’s to come in the near future and pray to God to keep watching over us as we grow older together. I love you. And I miss you all the way from China. #100happydays #day29 #bf #loml #love #happy10yearanniversary #est072304 #youandme #rachandteng #kunming #yunnan #china #lalove #sdlove #calilove #countingdownthedaystilwemeetagain #ily

Day 28/100: so cute when kids pray — yeah close your eyes, leme help u — Amen! #100happydays #day28 #amen #kunming #yunnan #china #cutenessoverload #happymemories (at Kunming, Yunnan)

Day 27/100: happy locals playing mahjong — outside — in the rain — they don’t care, they play anywhere. #100happydays #day27 #mybackyard #kunming #yunnan #china #iloverainyweather #tropicalweather #theyletmetakeapic #pplherearenicer #happy #mahjonglife  (at Kunming, Yunnan)

Day 27/100: happy locals playing mahjong — outside — in the rain — they don’t care, they play anywhere. #100happydays #day27 #mybackyard #kunming #yunnan #china #iloverainyweather #tropicalweather #theyletmetakeapic #pplherearenicer #happy #mahjonglife (at Kunming, Yunnan)

Numbering 4.71 million, the Yi minority is Yunnan’s largest minority group in terms of population and areas of distribution. The Yi people are extremely well known for their singing and dancing, and are notably festive. #kunming #yunnan #china #culture #yipeople #dragondance (at Yunnan Nationalities Village)

Day 25/100: watching the quickest bull fight ever — #100happydays #day25 #bullfight #kunming #yunnan #china #culture #yunnannationalitiesvillage (at Yunnan Nationalities Village)

Day 24/100: Located in Yunnan’s capital, in downtown Kunming, the Trinity International Church was built in 1903. Despite issues of religion, the Chinese government uses its power to control organizations (churches, temples, mosques, etc.) to avoid such organizations that could be used in any way against the ruling Communist Party of China. It isn’t as black and white as many outsiders believe, but as long as the Chinese government sanctions such organizations, they are open and free in some ways and yet so controlled and censored in other ways. Not to deny the facts of ongoing issues of religion, the fact that the church is sanctioned by the Chinese government, the fear of attending church is less prevalent. 

This church of Gothic architectural style has been the office of Yunnan Branch of the “Three-Self” Patriotic Movement Committee of Protestant Churches of China, and the Christian Association of Yunnan Province. Marking it’s 111th year, the church has gone through many changes. In 1966, the building was burned down and later demolished in 1997. In February, 1997: the church was renamed — “三一国际礼拜堂 — Sanyi (trinity) International Protestant Church”. However, with the help of the local government and the Christian Council, they received a new property in which the 8-story building was reconstructed and completed in December, 2004. // Note: Three “Selfs”: self-governing, self-supporting, and self-propagating. — #100happydays #day24 #gothic #architecture #kunming #yunnan #china #culture #history  (at Kunming, Yunnan)

Day 24/100: Located in Yunnan’s capital, in downtown Kunming, the Trinity International Church was built in 1903. Despite issues of religion, the Chinese government uses its power to control organizations (churches, temples, mosques, etc.) to avoid such organizations that could be used in any way against the ruling Communist Party of China. It isn’t as black and white as many outsiders believe, but as long as the Chinese government sanctions such organizations, they are open and free in some ways and yet so controlled and censored in other ways. Not to deny the facts of ongoing issues of religion, the fact that the church is sanctioned by the Chinese government, the fear of attending church is less prevalent.

This church of Gothic architectural style has been the office of Yunnan Branch of the “Three-Self” Patriotic Movement Committee of Protestant Churches of China, and the Christian Association of Yunnan Province. Marking it’s 111th year, the church has gone through many changes. In 1966, the building was burned down and later demolished in 1997. In February, 1997: the church was renamed — “三一国际礼拜堂 — Sanyi (trinity) International Protestant Church”. However, with the help of the local government and the Christian Council, they received a new property in which the 8-story building was reconstructed and completed in December, 2004. // Note: Three “Selfs”: self-governing, self-supporting, and self-propagating. — #100happydays #day24 #gothic #architecture #kunming #yunnan #china #culture #history (at Kunming, Yunnan)

"To photograph truthfully and effectively is to see beneath the surfaces and record the qualities of nature and humanity which live or are latent in all things."
-Ansel Adams // visiting a village in the beautiful mountains of Yunnan — the little girl posed for the camera ✌ #peacesign #love #thestruggleisreal #therealhardlife #yunnan #china #mountains #villagelife #familylife #simplelife #perspective #humanity (at Kunming, Yunnan)

"To photograph truthfully and effectively is to see beneath the surfaces and record the qualities of nature and humanity which live or are latent in all things."
-Ansel Adams // visiting a village in the beautiful mountains of Yunnan — the little girl posed for the camera ✌ #peacesign #love #thestruggleisreal #therealhardlife #yunnan #china #mountains #villagelife #familylife #simplelife #perspective #humanity (at Kunming, Yunnan)

Yunnan is one of the regions in the world with the most abundant resources of wild edible mushrooms — over 800 varieties out of 938 kinds of edible mushrooms can be found in Yunnan alone. These rare shrooms are only picked within a small window of time: after the rain and right before the sun comes out. #kunming #yunnan #china #fresh #wildshrooms  (at Kunming, Yunnan)

Yunnan is one of the regions in the world with the most abundant resources of wild edible mushrooms — over 800 varieties out of 938 kinds of edible mushrooms can be found in Yunnan alone. These rare shrooms are only picked within a small window of time: after the rain and right before the sun comes out. #kunming #yunnan #china #fresh #wildshrooms (at Kunming, Yunnan)

Day 23/100: Yunnan’s beautiful landscape is rich in natural resources and has the largest diversity plant life in China. #100happydays #day23 #kunming #yunnan #china #culture #plantlife #familylife #bumpyroadtrip #highlife #mountainousview (at Kunming, Yunnan)

Day 23/100: Yunnan’s beautiful landscape is rich in natural resources and has the largest diversity plant life in China. #100happydays #day23 #kunming #yunnan #china #culture #plantlife #familylife #bumpyroadtrip #highlife #mountainousview (at Kunming, Yunnan)

Day 22/100: getting my hair braided by a Naxi (pronounced Nashi) woman — an ethnic minority residing primarily in Lijiang, Yunnan province. While married women comb their hair into a bun and wear a round cap, unmarried women wear their hair in braids. #100happydays #day22 #naxipeople #Lijiang #yunnan #china #culture (at Old town of Lijiang)

Day 21/100: Legend has it that Dali, Yunnan, was once a swamp ruled by dragons, deliberately creating natural disasters to chase away human intruders. Dragons revered pagodas, thus the Three Pagodas were built to fend off the dragons. #100happydays #day21 #beautiful #nature #大理 #云南 #中国 #崇圣寺三塔 #threepagodas #chongshen #tibetan #monastery #history #dali #yunnan #china #familylife  (at 崇圣寺三塔, Dali, Yunnan, The Three Pagodas and Chong Shen Monastery)

Day 21/100: Legend has it that Dali, Yunnan, was once a swamp ruled by dragons, deliberately creating natural disasters to chase away human intruders. Dragons revered pagodas, thus the Three Pagodas were built to fend off the dragons. #100happydays #day21 #beautiful #nature #大理 #云南 #中国 #崇圣寺三塔 #threepagodas #chongshen #tibetan #monastery #history #dali #yunnan #china #familylife (at 崇圣寺三塔, Dali, Yunnan, The Three Pagodas and Chong Shen Monastery)

Day 20/100: this part of China is the most captivating — mountain view from up high, overlooking Erhai Lake and one of the many areas of where the Bai ethnic minority group reside — #100happydays #day20 #erhailake #highlife #familylife #beautiful #nature #dali #yunnan #china (at 雲南大理古城)

Day 19/100: old town Dali — #100happydays #day19 #oldtown #dali #yunnan #scenic #beautiful #nature #familylife  (at Old Town of Dali)

Day 19/100: old town Dali — #100happydays #day19 #oldtown #dali #yunnan #scenic #beautiful #nature #familylife (at Old Town of Dali)

Day 31/100: my hard working and cute fifth grade students learning English — #100happydays #day31 #zhuanlong #yunnan #province #china #countrysidelife #villagelife #blessed #thankful (at Zhuan Long, Yunnan province, China)

Day 31/100: my hard working and cute fifth grade students learning English — #100happydays #day31 #zhuanlong #yunnan #province #china #countrysidelife #villagelife #blessed #thankful (at Zhuan Long, Yunnan province, China)

Day 30/100: missing my dogg, Shady. #100happydays #day30 #tbt in #thestates #fbf here in #china #dog #bff #Shady #loml #germanshepherd #rottweiler (at Home sweet home)

Day 29/100: 10 years ago I met the love of my life, my bestest friend, the most loving, kind hearted, and humble person ever on this planet. I can live without you but I choose not to and I thank God for bringing you into my life — I have learned to become a better person because of you. I am excited for what’s to come in the near future and pray to God to keep watching over us as we grow older together. I love you. And I miss you all the way from China. #100happydays #day29 #bf #loml #love #happy10yearanniversary #est072304 #youandme #rachandteng #kunming #yunnan #china #lalove #sdlove #calilove #countingdownthedaystilwemeetagain #ily

Day 29/100: 10 years ago I met the love of my life, my bestest friend, the most loving, kind hearted, and humble person ever on this planet. I can live without you but I choose not to and I thank God for bringing you into my life — I have learned to become a better person because of you. I am excited for what’s to come in the near future and pray to God to keep watching over us as we grow older together. I love you. And I miss you all the way from China. #100happydays #day29 #bf #loml #love #happy10yearanniversary #est072304 #youandme #rachandteng #kunming #yunnan #china #lalove #sdlove #calilove #countingdownthedaystilwemeetagain #ily

Day 28/100: so cute when kids pray — yeah close your eyes, leme help u — Amen! #100happydays #day28 #amen #kunming #yunnan #china #cutenessoverload #happymemories (at Kunming, Yunnan)

Day 27/100: happy locals playing mahjong — outside — in the rain — they don’t care, they play anywhere. #100happydays #day27 #mybackyard #kunming #yunnan #china #iloverainyweather #tropicalweather #theyletmetakeapic #pplherearenicer #happy #mahjonglife  (at Kunming, Yunnan)

Day 27/100: happy locals playing mahjong — outside — in the rain — they don’t care, they play anywhere. #100happydays #day27 #mybackyard #kunming #yunnan #china #iloverainyweather #tropicalweather #theyletmetakeapic #pplherearenicer #happy #mahjonglife (at Kunming, Yunnan)

Numbering 4.71 million, the Yi minority is Yunnan’s largest minority group in terms of population and areas of distribution. The Yi people are extremely well known for their singing and dancing, and are notably festive. #kunming #yunnan #china #culture #yipeople #dragondance (at Yunnan Nationalities Village)

Day 25/100: watching the quickest bull fight ever — #100happydays #day25 #bullfight #kunming #yunnan #china #culture #yunnannationalitiesvillage (at Yunnan Nationalities Village)

Day 24/100: Located in Yunnan’s capital, in downtown Kunming, the Trinity International Church was built in 1903. Despite issues of religion, the Chinese government uses its power to control organizations (churches, temples, mosques, etc.) to avoid such organizations that could be used in any way against the ruling Communist Party of China. It isn’t as black and white as many outsiders believe, but as long as the Chinese government sanctions such organizations, they are open and free in some ways and yet so controlled and censored in other ways. Not to deny the facts of ongoing issues of religion, the fact that the church is sanctioned by the Chinese government, the fear of attending church is less prevalent. 

This church of Gothic architectural style has been the office of Yunnan Branch of the “Three-Self” Patriotic Movement Committee of Protestant Churches of China, and the Christian Association of Yunnan Province. Marking it’s 111th year, the church has gone through many changes. In 1966, the building was burned down and later demolished in 1997. In February, 1997: the church was renamed — “三一国际礼拜堂 — Sanyi (trinity) International Protestant Church”. However, with the help of the local government and the Christian Council, they received a new property in which the 8-story building was reconstructed and completed in December, 2004. // Note: Three “Selfs”: self-governing, self-supporting, and self-propagating. — #100happydays #day24 #gothic #architecture #kunming #yunnan #china #culture #history  (at Kunming, Yunnan)

Day 24/100: Located in Yunnan’s capital, in downtown Kunming, the Trinity International Church was built in 1903. Despite issues of religion, the Chinese government uses its power to control organizations (churches, temples, mosques, etc.) to avoid such organizations that could be used in any way against the ruling Communist Party of China. It isn’t as black and white as many outsiders believe, but as long as the Chinese government sanctions such organizations, they are open and free in some ways and yet so controlled and censored in other ways. Not to deny the facts of ongoing issues of religion, the fact that the church is sanctioned by the Chinese government, the fear of attending church is less prevalent.

This church of Gothic architectural style has been the office of Yunnan Branch of the “Three-Self” Patriotic Movement Committee of Protestant Churches of China, and the Christian Association of Yunnan Province. Marking it’s 111th year, the church has gone through many changes. In 1966, the building was burned down and later demolished in 1997. In February, 1997: the church was renamed — “三一国际礼拜堂 — Sanyi (trinity) International Protestant Church”. However, with the help of the local government and the Christian Council, they received a new property in which the 8-story building was reconstructed and completed in December, 2004. // Note: Three “Selfs”: self-governing, self-supporting, and self-propagating. — #100happydays #day24 #gothic #architecture #kunming #yunnan #china #culture #history (at Kunming, Yunnan)

"To photograph truthfully and effectively is to see beneath the surfaces and record the qualities of nature and humanity which live or are latent in all things."
-Ansel Adams // visiting a village in the beautiful mountains of Yunnan — the little girl posed for the camera ✌ #peacesign #love #thestruggleisreal #therealhardlife #yunnan #china #mountains #villagelife #familylife #simplelife #perspective #humanity (at Kunming, Yunnan)

"To photograph truthfully and effectively is to see beneath the surfaces and record the qualities of nature and humanity which live or are latent in all things."
-Ansel Adams // visiting a village in the beautiful mountains of Yunnan — the little girl posed for the camera ✌ #peacesign #love #thestruggleisreal #therealhardlife #yunnan #china #mountains #villagelife #familylife #simplelife #perspective #humanity (at Kunming, Yunnan)

Yunnan is one of the regions in the world with the most abundant resources of wild edible mushrooms — over 800 varieties out of 938 kinds of edible mushrooms can be found in Yunnan alone. These rare shrooms are only picked within a small window of time: after the rain and right before the sun comes out. #kunming #yunnan #china #fresh #wildshrooms  (at Kunming, Yunnan)

Yunnan is one of the regions in the world with the most abundant resources of wild edible mushrooms — over 800 varieties out of 938 kinds of edible mushrooms can be found in Yunnan alone. These rare shrooms are only picked within a small window of time: after the rain and right before the sun comes out. #kunming #yunnan #china #fresh #wildshrooms (at Kunming, Yunnan)

Day 23/100: Yunnan’s beautiful landscape is rich in natural resources and has the largest diversity plant life in China. #100happydays #day23 #kunming #yunnan #china #culture #plantlife #familylife #bumpyroadtrip #highlife #mountainousview (at Kunming, Yunnan)

Day 23/100: Yunnan’s beautiful landscape is rich in natural resources and has the largest diversity plant life in China. #100happydays #day23 #kunming #yunnan #china #culture #plantlife #familylife #bumpyroadtrip #highlife #mountainousview (at Kunming, Yunnan)

Day 22/100: getting my hair braided by a Naxi (pronounced Nashi) woman — an ethnic minority residing primarily in Lijiang, Yunnan province. While married women comb their hair into a bun and wear a round cap, unmarried women wear their hair in braids. #100happydays #day22 #naxipeople #Lijiang #yunnan #china #culture (at Old town of Lijiang)

Day 21/100: Legend has it that Dali, Yunnan, was once a swamp ruled by dragons, deliberately creating natural disasters to chase away human intruders. Dragons revered pagodas, thus the Three Pagodas were built to fend off the dragons. #100happydays #day21 #beautiful #nature #大理 #云南 #中国 #崇圣寺三塔 #threepagodas #chongshen #tibetan #monastery #history #dali #yunnan #china #familylife  (at 崇圣寺三塔, Dali, Yunnan, The Three Pagodas and Chong Shen Monastery)

Day 21/100: Legend has it that Dali, Yunnan, was once a swamp ruled by dragons, deliberately creating natural disasters to chase away human intruders. Dragons revered pagodas, thus the Three Pagodas were built to fend off the dragons. #100happydays #day21 #beautiful #nature #大理 #云南 #中国 #崇圣寺三塔 #threepagodas #chongshen #tibetan #monastery #history #dali #yunnan #china #familylife (at 崇圣寺三塔, Dali, Yunnan, The Three Pagodas and Chong Shen Monastery)

Day 20/100: this part of China is the most captivating — mountain view from up high, overlooking Erhai Lake and one of the many areas of where the Bai ethnic minority group reside — #100happydays #day20 #erhailake #highlife #familylife #beautiful #nature #dali #yunnan #china (at 雲南大理古城)

Day 19/100: old town Dali — #100happydays #day19 #oldtown #dali #yunnan #scenic #beautiful #nature #familylife  (at Old Town of Dali)

Day 19/100: old town Dali — #100happydays #day19 #oldtown #dali #yunnan #scenic #beautiful #nature #familylife (at Old Town of Dali)

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