There is a phrase often used by foreigners when you just can’t believe your eyes. When a decision or an action defies all logic, common sense and decency. That phrase? This is China (Often shortened to TIC, or TIFC after an especially annoying situation.) Boss tells you you have a
The Chinese Concept of Guanxi and our New Apartment
A week ago, as I was picking up a package at the international office I was told there was â€œgood news.â€ â€œWe want to move you to a nicer apartment!â€ The thing is we already have the nicest apartment so I was immediately suspicious. â€œWeâ€™ll talk about it later,â€ I
Home Sweet Home
I’ve showed some photos from around the campus but I haven’t shared any from our little patch of paradise. So here it is in all it’s glory: our little apartment. On the initial ride from Shanghai to the school our friend Zhu told us that we had the nicest apartment.