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Published: February 6th 2013
Christmas Eve Dinner
Here's some photos to keep you up to date!
Xin Nian Kuai Le"
Hello Fellow Earth Dwellers, Happy Chinese New Year.
I know it's been a really long time since I have posted... and for some of you, that means that you haven’t had much contact with me since way before Christmas - and I am sorry. It was becoming a bit of a chore for me to update you every week about the goings on here in Sanya - and to be honest, I wasn't really enjoying writing "and then I did this, and then I did that". It is a very self-interested and egotistical style and I was getting a little sick of it.
Everyone I know, knows that I'm having a great time out here - because I have a great time everywhere I go - I'm used to roughing it.. My childhood house was almost a zoo after all. But to be honest - I've never really enjoyed writing in that style - I prefer to write what is on my mind... so I've decided to go back my "Guevarian" style of blogging and write less about my day to day activities - and I hope you like it, and if you don't pipe down - but
New Years Eve 2012
"Let's build a fire!"
keep reading because I check my viewing numbers and I will hunt you down.
I've just recently met a new friend here (yes another German, anyone would think I have some kind of Allo-magnetical power) and to put it not so nicely - he's a little bit uptight. (Jay, I'm sorry for putting it that way - but you did agree with me that you're not very laid back.) Everything seems to be a major issue for him, from the untimely-ness and inefficiency of the Chinese working system, to the bureaucracy of the Chinese government and to the incessant honking of Chinese vehicles. These are things which never really even occurred to me as such a problem. Yes, I moan about it occasionally and am frustrated with certain situations - but no more than I am anywhere else in the world. And it made me realise, that not everyone is made for living in China.
To be honest - when Jay's 5 months in China are over, I think he will go back to his European life and be happy there - he'll look back on his time here with rose tinted spectacles and tell his grandchildren great
stories about the time he lived in Sanya. He won't feel an innate desire to carry on living in China and to keep learning the language, because he and I are different people.
Obviously you have to be open-minded and adventurous to even make it this far - but I think China is a place you fall in love with or put up with. I have met so many people here who arrive and never leave. Calm down there in the back row... you don't have to worry about me... my feet are itching and I haven’t even been here 5 months. But I do feel like I'm not done in China yet... and this so called inefficient untimely system far from gets on my nerves - it fascinates me. I know that I will live here again, and I have a different sentiment towards China than any other place in the world.
I spose it is like getting to know a quirky person, all those little things that annoy the hell out of all your other friends only amuse you and make you like this person more.
And so I'm told it's the imperfections in life
It may have hit 10 degrees. Let's wrap up warm.
that make it beautiful - and China has its fair share.
When I go home (or wherever I end up) I'll be dreaming about the insanely loud car horns all night long, trying to block out the silence.
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