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
One of my favorite things to do when in China was to go out at night and get lost in the miles of neon lights. It was like Christmas lights in the states only on steroids. Every city and even every neighborhood of every city was lined with street after street, business after business of … Continue reading Neon
Hear no evil, see no evil speak no evil 2012-2-9 Those three short phrases are the truth. I do not deny bad things happen everywhere, but in my little corner of the world (Kaifeng, China), life is pleasant. I have not witnessed anything that would contradict my statement. Call it naivety or blindness, but it … Continue reading 听到没有邪恶，没有邪恶，说话不作恶 (Hear no evil, see no evil speak no evil)
Now, I warn you, I am not a film maker but I wanted to share some of the "from my perspective" video footage I took in China. Some are me riding around in cars, taxis and buses and videoing the surroundings. Maybe you won't get what I am doing in the videos, I guess I … Continue reading My YouTube Channel
2012-6-2 On Saturday our class took a trip to Luoyang, a historic city about 3 hours away from Kaifeng. I was really looking forward to this trip for several years now and couldn't wait to see the Longmen Grotto's. I really wanted to see first hand what I was drooling over on travel shows and … Continue reading Luoyang（洛阳）
2011-9-11 Today has been a rather strange day. I couldn't quite put my finger on why I am sad and a bit reflective. I first thought it was the rainy weather and then maybe a touch of home-sickness; but then it dawned on me, this will be the first year that I will not be … Continue reading Today…
2012-6-1 One of the first reactions of all Americans entering China is how dirty everything is. Not just the pollution, but the trash on the ground, the dust everywhere, and the lack of what they feel are necessities in their modern life in America. Their first instinct is to apply tons of hand sanitizer on … Continue reading Are Americans too safe and sanitary?