La La La Love in Lianhua

Spreading the Love at Lianhua Community Center

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On Thursday, February 12, Blake and I had our very last English class at the Lianhua Community Center. Instead of spending the day saying our “goodbyes” and ” I’ll miss you’s,” we threw a Valentine’s Day bash. We started off the morning with a quick Valentine’s Day history lesson and then taught the community members sweet Valentine’s Day phrases. Some of these phrases were “I love you,” “call me,” “you are sweet,” “happy Valentine’s Day,” “be mine,” “you are beautiful,” and ” chocolate.” (As if they already didn’t know how to say chocolate, come on.)

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Call Me, Maybe?

After a fun-filled morning of Valentine’s Day lessons, we put the community members’ knowledge of Valentine’s Day to the test: we made Valentine’s Day cards! Each community member received materials to make heart shaped valentines for that special someone in the room. The only requirement was that they had to write one or more of the phrases they learned on their valentine. We then finished the day with a valentine exchange! (Don’t worry; I received my fair share of valentines!)

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Happy (belated) Valentine’s Day! Keep checking back for more updates on my adventures in Chengdu, China!


For more information on how you can get an English instruction internship in China, contact Felix Muzza at FelixMuzza@mail.sunyjcc.edu or visit our International Internships page.

About the author

Hannah Fox

My name is Hannah Fox, and I am a Cuba-Rushford graduate currently attending my first year of college at JCC's Cattaraugus County Campus in Olean, NY. I am majoring in humanities with future hopes of going into international education and international relations. What do I do while not in school? I take interest in cross country running, painting, drawing, music, and reading. With this blog I am hoping to connect those interests with the unique student life of JCC.