Monthly Archives: June 2011

Stuck to Your Country of Birth?

So, as I was reading the China Is Complicated article, I ran across this interesting quote, as told by Hu Xijin: “A friend of mine told me another story. One of his friends was rich and wanted to go to the US, … Continue reading

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Mixed Race Chinese

Interesting article from the Global Times. Some background, every Chinese citizen is categorized by ethnicity, with one majority (90+% Han) and 55 minorities. Not all are treated equal: Attention Parents of mixed Chinese kids (We need to maintain purity in all our … Continue reading

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To Hike a Mountain

Yesterday morning, by boss texted me, wondering if us two interns wanted to go hiking, instead of work. Of course I said yes, and so a little after 8 in the morning we searched a map for tall peaks in … Continue reading

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Caroling Trash Collector

The garbage trucks here play Christmas carols and sound like ice cream trucks as they make their way across town. I’m not kidding, I just heard the tune of “We wish you a Merry Christmas!”

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My New Stomping Grounds

Just a few pics from my neck of the woods:

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Office View

Today is beautiful and blue. This is from my office window.

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Of All the Seasons

I have now experienced China in all the seasons. Now that I have moved on, I thought it would be a good time to post a snapshot of TJ in each season: Summer. I had just arrived, fresh off the … Continue reading

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