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China: Frustrations and Fascinations

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In my last blog I spoke about why I came to China and where I have been so far. This time I am looking at something else I mentioned before… the more frustrating side of life in China and of course the fascinating. As an expat we are of course often on a back footer, learning the ropes of our new homeland whether it’s a temporary stint or a more permanent fixture. Here goes… FRUSTRATIONS TRAFFIC TURNING INWARDS EVEN IF THE PEDESTRIAN LIGHT IS GREEN This is one of the…read more

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China: Five Years in a Kingdom of Red

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WHY CHINA? This December marks five years’ since I first arrived in the middle kingdom. One of the most common questions I get asked by my students is: Why did you come to China? In short, I had been to Turkey and the school there breached their contract. A friend suggested I teach in Thailand. When I got there the government closed all the schools due to a flood. I was boxed into a corner and had limited funds so China was a happy accident. It has proven sometimes frustrating and…read more

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