Cambodia tested me right from the start. We landed in Phnom Penh in the early evening, (the flight from Vietnam was about 15 minutes, by the time the plane was up in the air they told us to prepare for landing) and immediately got the sense that we weren’t in Kansas anymore. The tuk tuk… Continue reading New Things
We visited the Vietnam War museum, it was news to me how much of an opinion the rest of the world had on the war, there were protests in the tiniest countries. The museum had the facts at the beginning, some guns and machinery, some tanks and helicopters outside on the lawn, and the rest… Continue reading Book Learning
Educational companies in China view the winter holiday season as an ideal time for sales, and unfortunately my employers were no exception. So for the weeks leading up to the Lunar New Year, I worked for 14 days straight without a single day off. When the dreaded Winter Course finally limped across the finish line,… Continue reading Xin Nian Kuai Le Part 2, err Tet!
I’ve spent the past year complaining about the travails of being mistaken for Chinese, and by now I’m pretty accustomed to it. I have to admit, it’s kind of nice not being a minority anymore. And yeah, I am technically a minority here because I’m American, but it’s not like anyone can tell by looking… Continue reading The Wrong Asian, Part 09809809293874897
I have had this terrible feeling for the past three to four months, I’ve been meaning to write this post for some time but every time, it’s too painful to start. I looked up and suddenly nine months were gone. That can’t be right, just last week I was staggering around from jet lag, gawking… Continue reading One Million Squat Toilets Later
The lord and Star Wars both know that no matter how unnecessary the movie, I am going to see it., no matter where in the world I am physically located. It’s the type of thing that I probably won’t watch more than once but I know I want to see in theaters. The movie opened in… Continue reading Here’s $10, Go See a Star War
My New Year’s Eve was the appropriate celebration for a sick, tired, vaguely overworked American. I was too sleepy for champagne, and dragged myself home before midnight. It’s been a long year, and I felt too much like a pee drenched squat toilet to celebrate the end of the year. However, New Year’s Day was,… Continue reading Xin Nian Kuai Le Round 1