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... headed out for a tutoring job interview. An hour later, I was hopelesly lost, then dropped off in an empty parking lot, missing my interview by a long shot. What would have seemed like the worst situation ever: alone, lost, without a phone or a map in a random city in China, now seemed like another one of my daily adventures. Instead of stressing out about it like I would have in America, instead I decided to explore this section of the island. I strolled along ...
... line-height: 15.8599996566772px;"> It simply isn't an adventure worth telling if there aren't any dragons. (Sarah Ban Breathnach)
Let me tell you. This is an adventure. Leaving the country for the first time and living on the other side of the world for 3 and a half months is unlike anything I've done before. It's taken everything I have to smile some mornings, and it's introduced me ...
... aren't meant to be conversations with strangers; some comments, or incidents, or humiliations are best left to a simple laugh and a quick about-turn. There are times to be offended, but most times are not meant to be taken personally, especially in another culture. If I took all to heart here, I would spend the days tucked safely in my bed with a month's worth of ramen. But alas, what kind of adventure would that be?
I'm living on the other side of the world; you'd think living beside the ocean, and a campus snuggled up against a mountain, going to a huge university, and seeing curvy red roofs everywhere would be the center of my day. I'm in China. This is the stuff of legends, of dynasties, of so many times gone by. You'd think, at least I thought, that the stuff I wrote home about would be grandiose and beautiful.
Sorry - we fell off the radar a little in the last couple of days.This entry is basically to drop a pin on the map for Xiamen. Outstanding Hotel. Awesome party on the final night in China. The Hotel Bar staff didn't know what hit them when we all arrived and started ordering rounds of 10 beers - 10 pizzas - bottles of wine - half bottles ...