Tuesday, August 25, 2009

I am in China (the country)

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

Honeymoon Planning Finished!

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

What This Blog Is Not

This: http://zanderchina.blogpot.com
is not

...just in case you were confused. I understand if you were.
Thanks to the anonymous tipper.

Typhoon Fears Quashed

Yes, Zhuhai is being hit by a typhoon. No, there's no need to worry because apparently Zhuhai is all fun, all the time, even during typhoons (for evidence see photo below).

Monday, August 10, 2009

I'm Nowhere Near China

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.