To round out this really terrible day, we were in tow of my all but lost adviser as he shuffled us around Shenzhen according to a plan that were not privy to. After setting our unknowingly unemployed South African friend up in her sham apartment, we doubled back to meet up with Cockney Guy. He […]
Again, I woke up before six. Again I headed out to Pingshan with no promise of anything fruitful coming out of it. I came armed with a book of pronunciations and a full shirt and tie, with a cup of coffee as my guide. I was on my own and needed to take the hour […]
So I don’t die in Hong Kong, I find my adviser, meet people just like me, realize that we’re going to make it through with the power of friendship, happily Chinese ever after, right? Well, in the short time that I’ve been out here, we expats (cool name for western foreigners) have a saying for […]
I’ve been lost before. Anyone who has read the past couple installments of this blog probably gets the impression that I have a fair share of emotional lost-ness as well. But geographically, I’ve been lost plenty of times. I’ve even been lost in New York and Philadelphia just as easily as I’ve been lost in […]
Fear and the future, with writing. An introduction.