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When the Going Get’s Tough, Cry Into Your Tofu
Beijing / China

When the Going Get’s Tough, Cry Into Your Tofu

You know that scene in every movie where everything’s gone to hell in a hand basket? When the main characters are in major trouble and the situation looks hopeless? They get fired from their job, the bank repossess their car, the terrorists get the nuclear codes, they break their washing machine, their loved one gets kidnapped by a … Continue reading

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Halfway There
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Halfway There

Time Flies When You Teach In China You know in those racing video games when you complete a lap or go a certain distance the screen will flash the words “checkpoint” across the screen? That’s what I thought of today when I realized that January marks my sixth month in Beijing! I can’t believe I’m halfway … Continue reading

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First Impressions

White people in China are like Western motorcyclists: passing each other on opposite sides of the road they share a moment of recognition, a small ahead tilt, a short wave, some small gesture of solidarity as if too say, “you’re not alone, buddy. I’m with ya.” This sense of kinship, though ephemeral, has been a … Continue reading