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
I felt like working at a soul sucking daycare prepared me to disregard holidays, we only ever got the big important federal holidays off and everything else was work as usual. No Yom Kippur or Abe Lincoln’s birthday for the weary. So I was ready for the holiday season in China, where American Thanksgiving is… Continue reading Have Yourself a Very DMX Christmas
Shanghai wasn’t on my list, frankly it wasn’t anywhere on my radar. I have zero interest in seeing it, I don’t super care about cities, I need to save my time and money for the places I really want to see, was the thought that I’ve had for months. And when my roommate invited me… Continue reading Don’t Want No Scrub
Internationals love Hong Kong, why don’t they go to Macau? It’s much better, or so said my friend’s coworker. Good point, yes I will definitely go there, but it took me another six months and a few aborted attempts after that conversation to finally make it out there. Macau isn’t quite as accessible from Shenzhen… Continue reading Have You Considered Jesus?