Two weeks ago I hatched a plan for keeping ex-expat blues at bay. This plan I named “Operation: Ex-Expat“. I promised myself that I would take a step each week to fight my sadness over moving back to the States and embrace how life can still be an adventure. Well, guys, I did it. I … More Apple Pie For The Soul
1. McDonalds I, like you, watched the documentary Supersize Me. And I, probably like you, was disgusted. Whenever my family would suggest McDonalds for a snack, I would cry out in horror, “Guys, we can’t eat there!! Do you have any idea what’s in all that crap?!” I would force them to find a healthier … More 5 Things I Love In China But Hate In America
America has a great many things to offer the international community. For examples, look at my previous blog, “10 Things I Miss About America.” Today, however, I take a moment to point out some things America could profit to learn from the international community. Here are my suggestions for 5 Things America Should Embrace.
Despite the fact that I spent a good deal of time growing up in Asia, I still had some preconceived notions about China before moving here. I would like to blame Chinatowns, Mulan, and the media for my terrible stereotypes. In reality though, I know I can only blame myself for not having actually bothered … More 7 False Stereotypes About the Chinese
Today marked the first day of classes for the spring semester at Beihang Fu Zhong. Leif and I teach 7th and 10th grade at this high school here in Beijing. At the start of last semester, I remember being nervous. Would the kids like me? Would I be too boring a teacher? Would I be … More 5 Naughty Words My ESL Kids Love
I’ve never been a big Amurica lover. However, the more time I spend overseas, the more I’ve become an America appreciator. Here are 10 Things I Miss About America while living in China: