Pickling jar at the local restaurant: 0 dollars.
Tips on pickling green beans from students who know: 0 dollars.
6 hours of Mandarin lessons each week from a College Teacher: 0 dollars.
Quiet walks through hidden neighborhoods: 0 dollars.
Half husk of cooked corn from a complete stranger on the bus: 0 dollars.
Soccer Shoes: 2 dollars.
Umbrella: 2 dollars.
Living in China: You got it – Priceless.
Some things in life don’t cost anything. For everything else, there’s my living allowance.