So I’m back in the big silly and it feels so good to be here. of course I’m at my new school in Xiamen, and as of yet I haven’t really met too many people (I’ve been dealing with jet-lag, setting up my new apartment and meeting my new bosses.)
Trying Not to Be THAT Person
I think we’ve all had a friend who went to England for the summer, and came back with a terrible fake accent. Or the totally white friend (who can’t speak another language and has never been out of the country) who says Puerto Rico with deep rolling R’s and a strong
No One is Staring, But Everyone's Paying Attention–and Other Culture Shocks of Being in America
So I’ve been home a few days and it’s definitely weird. Here are some of the biggest things I’ve noticed. No one is looking at me, but everyone’s paying attention I’ve said again and again how much I dislike being stared at in China. What I haven’t said though, is
I’ve lamented not traveling this summer, but as the summer continues, and winds down, I can say quite happily I do not regret it. I’ve had an amazing time this summer, which I’ll write about more in the upcoming weeks, and incident after incident has reaffirmed that staying here was
Dealing with Tragedy Abroad
“Boston Mayhem” That was the title on my Google homepage at 6:30 am tuesday morning (China time). Normally I would ignore such a outlandish title, assuming it had to do with Red Sox or some political thing, but this headline was accompanied with a picture of a building and flames.
So What Should I Say?
I’m not quite sure what to write about my short trip to America. A lot of my friends and family read this blog, and well, I don’t want to insult them or make them feel like I was unhappy to see them. (Because I wasn’t. I was very glad to