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Those Babies and the Fight Over Who Exactly is in Charge Around Here

They were staying in a VIP room on the 20th floor of the Xiāoshān Hospital. VIP, I learned, meant a room to yourself. I had been in Chinese hospitals before, where calculating math problems is a successful way to relieve a certain fear: If the population of China is 1.36 billion people and 94% of said population lives in the eastern half of the country (a rough guestimate), and the ratio of people to land area is the same as that of people to space in a hospital at any given moment (that I made up), then: a.) how many people will overhear (eavesdrop) as I struggle to communicate my symptoms of a whatever ailment, as well as my drinking habits and sexual activity (foreigners are considered to be quite “open”) to a doctor who cannot speak English, and b.) what are the chances that you will see one of them ever again? 2,690 more words

Day at the Park

Ricoh GR, ISO 100, 1/320 sec, f/8, EV 0.0. Post processing in Viveza 2 and Silver Efex Pro 2. 10 more words


T-minus 72 Hours

So I’ve probably cried at least three times in the past two days because my family is the sweetest. Last night we went to our last KTV and Mama and Mary sang a song to send me off and I ugly cried hardcore. 273 more words


It Goes Without Saying

Or, in Chinese, it go without say.  It ‘go’ whether it was yesterday, today or tomorrow. We don’t say ‘I go; I went; I am going; I will go’, we say, ‘I go, I go, I go, I go’. 259 more words

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Family in Foshan

After our amazing holiday weekend in Bali, my dad and Chris followed me home to Foshan.  And although I had to work most of the week we managed to find time to have some adventures. 928 more words


Anyone figure out how to control time yet?

8 months.   8 MONTHS?!?!?!  8 months…

I can’t even begin to describe how crazy it is that it’s been almost 8 months since I left home.   594 more words