I recently had the privilege of reading an advance copy of Susan Blumberg - Kason's first book: Good Chinese Wife. I also was lucky enough to ask her a few questions about the book, writing and the pain of a relationship that you put your heart and soul into only to have it turn bad. … Continue reading Must Read: Good Chinese Wife by Susan Blumberg-Kason
Over the years I have accomplished many things that I am supremely proud of, and well, as many things I am not so proud of, but I don't have regrets. In my 43 years, I have crossed off all of the things I wished for as a child and even a few "bucket list" items … Continue reading Wishes
Has it really been 2 years? It is hard to believe that 2 years ago I was in China finishing my year of studying Chinese and began teaching children of migrant workers English. I drug out my departure to the very last minute. My visa expired July 20 and I left July 19th. I was … Continue reading Where does the time go??
Having recently moved into my own apartment, I’ve been unpacking my things and came across two boxes, one from my first trip to China and the second one from the most recent trip. Inside were momentos I had collected along the way. I took every scrap of paper and worn train ticket out and touched … Continue reading Moments in time…
2012-2-9 As yet another night turns into day and my 4 hours of sleep then 2 hours of awake pattern continues, I began thinking about goals. I have only 10 days until my next semester begins. Last semester my only goal was survive. But not that I am neck deep in life in China, I … Continue reading Goals
2012-2-5 Well, for some reason, today I have been totally bummed. Not sure why. Usually I can shake it off pretty easy but today I couldnt. So I turned to the one sure fired cure for glumliness(yes it is a word because I created it) watch a marathon of Sex and the City. No matter … Continue reading Self, Sex, Bummdom
Some Chinese proverbs ~ my chinese notebook . . .. Sometimes in my pursuit to find a solution to the problem of grasping Mandarin I stumble across some cool things like a new artist (Beilei or Jason Chen) or a fun website that expands my vocabulary (if only I could make it all stay in … Continue reading Some Chinese proverbs ~ my Chinese notebook . . .