6. Personal

My Wife, Nan Gao, was a Teaching Specialist of Chinese Language at University of Minnesota at Morris between 2009 and 2013. Her Chinese class won the 2nd prize in the group category of the National Chinese Karaoke Competition sponsored by Cheng&Tsui Co. Ltd. in 2010. Here is the MTV at youtube (featured in one of the most popular Newspapers in Minnesota, Star Tribune and TV show at Pioneer Public TV (aired at 7 pm on April 17, 2011. Starting with 18th  minute and 45th second of the show). This MTV at youtube had received over 20,000 views by April 2013. Her student, Dia Lee, won the first prize in the solo category. Their MTV in 2009 was also a finalist in the National Chinese Karaoke Competition in 2009. See  here  for a brief report on this). In fall 2012, Nan served as the judge for the National Chinese Karaoke Competition sponsored by Cheng&Tsui Co. Ltd. Nan has also published about 40 books with Foreign Language Teaching and Research Press in Beijing, China, and other publishing houses in China. One of her books published by Foreign Language Teaching and Research Press won The second-prize for best-sellers category of the Chinese College Publishing Award in 2013 and the title of "Influential Books of China " in 2014.

Our daughter, Annabelle, was born in 2013. She is a little angel. We thank God for sending us the most precious gift.


 Chengdu, China

 Stone Henge, UK
Stonehenge, UK
 New Orleans,Louisiana, USA
 Sydney, Australia

 Cozumel, Mexico
(After snorkeling)

 London, UK
(Bird's eye's view from London Eye)

 Toronto, Canada
(Niagara Falls)

 Chankanaab National Park, Cozumel, Mexico

Greenville, South Carolina, USA

With Nan, my parents and in-laws in Chengdu, China

 Annabelle's Sweet Smiles   Annabelle with Mum and Dad

Annabelle Playing her Mum's Glasses

Annabelle,  Our Baby Doll

All of us love you, our cute little angel!

Annabelle in sweet dreams

Sheng Xiao,
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