I Love You BiMBA!

April 20th, 2014 by Ellen Dowling Leave a reply »

On my third-to-last day here in Beijing, I was invited to attend a celebration party in honor of the National School of Development at Beijing University, the organization that includes the Beijing International MBA (BiMBA) program, in which I teach “Report Writing and Presentation Skills.”

The “party” was more of a PKU Meets Vegas kind of bash, with smiling hosts, as many gown changes as you’d see on a Cher special, a gorgeous-sounding choir, and all kinds of dancers, including one group that sang and danced to Frankie Valli’s “You’re Just Too Good to be True,” modified from “I love you baby” to “I love you BiMBA!”

CIMG3204I know. I’m trying to imagine this happening any place else: “I love you UNM English Department!” Nah, doesn’t have the same ring.

And then there were more dancers, twirling and swirling like this:


And one of the dancers turned out to be my beautiful student, Balinda, seen here (still, not swirled):


“Oh, what a night!” since we’re talking about Frankie Valli. And such a fitting end to this, my 14th trip to the Middle Kingdom, and no less interesting than my first trip, all those years ago (2006). I have invited all my students to come visit me in New Mexico. Here’s hoping they don’t all come at the same time.

But meanwhile, I’ll be glad to get away from this


and back to the beautiful blue skies of New Mexico:

IMG_0302Ah, green chile and clean air. Country roads, take me home.



  1. Balinda says:

    Yeah! I think you are right, dance makes me to feel more comfortable with my body ๐Ÿ™‚

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