My favorite GIF animation this week: Thanks to one of my favorite blogs, Black and White Cat, for publishing this image. Thanks also to its author for a great line for an insult: Glenn Beck is very, very low-hanging fruit. We should all just ignore him and hope he goes away. I’m battling a bad allergy attack and a horrendous cough. There’s no relief in sight, but fortunately I’m giving speaking exams this week, so all I do is sit there and listen to students talk (while I cough). It’s been rather eventful, nonetheless. My presentation Tibet-Nepal-India part 1 made the front page of slideshare.net, getting the most tweets [on Twitter] of any presentation. Slideshare.net is a site for sharing PowerPoint presentations, documents, videos, and e-books, and it’s a great source of information as well as teaching material. As of today the presentation has had over 800 views! I’m “featured” on the front page of slideshare.net! New pages on my blog: Teaching – lesson plans, downloadable documents, and links to PowerPoint presentations. It includes a link to my Culture Shock presentation I gave last week. Also visit me at: Visit my page at slideshare.net [chinateacher1].