I'm in China. I'm safe. I'm in the process of moving into my apartment. They are housing me in a nice housing complex in Zhongshan (Dr. Sun Yat Sen's birthplace), a town 20 min. away from UIC (my school). Although the apartment is really nice, I wish we weren't so separated from the students and the school's facilities and the city of Zhuhai. Oh well, we may only stay here one semester. I got a cell phone, if you're in china, email me for my number. Sorry this post is boring and brief, I'm on a shady wireless network (I'll pay for my own internet later) and someone could be stealing all my everything as I'm writing this. I probably miss you.
Sunday, August 16, 2009
In defiance of those who've derided me for not planning enough for my future, I am pleased to announce that I have already planned the centerpiece of my honeymoon (see photo).
The large red sign attached to the highly romantic steel chairlift pole says "double happiness" and from the looks of the newlyweds in the picture, it couldn't be more applicable.
Thanks to the Zhuhai government webpage for the wonderful suggestion
Wednesday, August 12, 2009
Monday, August 10, 2009
China is still physically and temporally distant, but I feel like I need to write a first post to christen the new blog. So here's to a year in the Middle Kingdom, seeking my fortune and delaying choices about my future. Cheers.
For those who don't know. I'll be living in Zhuhai for a year, working as an English teaching assistant at a university. I believe the Chinese government has named it the most romantic city in China. Which is neat. If you visit, watch out for the hordes of women who will surely be falling in love with me in this bucolic setting.