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Asia » China » Shandong » Ji'Nan November 4th 2011

November 4th, 2011 No excuse if I didn't blog today. Fridays I do not teach any classes (yet I have office hours for 5 hours. Yuck!) I feel like there is nothing to blog about though. Which is crazy, because I am living in China... but I'm already starting the getting settled phase here. I go to work (do nothing but shoot the sh*t with everyone until class at 6) and go home. That sounds rather boring but I swear its fun and I feel so busy! When I'm home I practice up my Chinese or read Chinese books. And showering is like a two hour process. I do not have hot water or water pressure, so it takes FOREVER! And I freeze my ass off, so surprise! I'm sick. Nothing major, just a sore throat ... read more

Asia » China » Shandong » Ji'Nan November 2nd 2011

October 29th, 2011 Got pretty tipsy! Hope I remember it all! I at least have wounds for some parts. Yes, wounds. Post in the morn. October 30th, 2011 Got tipsy again  Here are key points: Everyone who comes to China is automatically cool Bathroom incident/shoe The morning after: best thing to find/worst thing to find Martial Arts class Fuck mathematicians and engineers, they need plumbers The dropped Epicore October 31st, 2011 Happy Halloween! And surprise! Got drunk again  Key points: Beer pong, flippy cup, so college madness. Just good times November 1st, 2011 So I apologize for the drunkenness of the blog. I actually typed that while drunk so that’s impressive at least! But today I will make up for it. It is my day off so I want to blog the day away ... read more

Asia » China » Shandong » Ji'Nan November 2nd 2011

October 28th, 2011 I just woke up and “slept in” until 6:30. Usually I have been waking up at 4:20 on the dot. And then I… just kidding. Although I’m sure it is just as easy to find here, I have no idea where I would begin to find pot. Speaking of the pot…okay, this is a gross and personal thing but it is too funny not to share so here goes: In these five days, I have not pooped. Yeah, so, oh man. It is a combo of not eating anything but gushers for the first two/three days + my fear of the Asian toilet. This is a good time to also mention that to get over this fear, in my mind I refer to it as a baday (someone check the spelling). I just ... read more

Asia » China » Shandong » Ji'Nan November 2nd 2011

October 27th, 2011 Despite all the anxiety I have I am in a more comfortable mood after reading a bit of a book Will gave me which is basically the Chinese dirty dictionary. (Thank you Willis.) Not that foul language perks me up (although it does) it was the introduction that made me realize that I am not the first American girl to go to China and be totally and in every way lost. As long as I’m safe and healthy, all is good. But before I go straight to happy time, I got to go through my horrific journey of personal turmoil. Since I was in Beijing, a lot has happened. Last I was wistfully dreaming out a bay window, and then suddenly I was pushed out into the real world. Sophia, the human resources ... read more

Asia » China » Shandong » Ji'Nan November 2nd 2011

October 26th, 2011 Yes, I am already re-evaluating the earlier thoughts. Everything is really dirty, no doubt. But if I was still in the U.S. I would not be freaking out over it. The hallway of my apartment reminds me, with the correct tilt of the head, of a college apartment. In fact, it is incredibly like Tyler’s old hallways in Cedar Falls. Bare cement walls with garbage in the corners may be a universal living condition. It’s a bit eccentric in that college way too with each door being slightly different and decorated with different posters or stickers (granted, it is all pro China, and eerily like 1984 big communist brother is watching, but still…) And then there is an image from Beijing that keeps popping up in head is the laundry. While I was ... read more

Asia » China » Shandong » Ji'Nan March 21st 2011

Getting off the plane in Beijing, it would be fair to say three things about me; I was more than a little nervous, I was very tired and I was expecting a massive culture shock to hit me any second - so to walk out of the arrival gates and immediately see signs for Pizza Hut and KFC brought me more comfort than I ever thought either of those brands could. Walking out of the gates, incidentally, into a city where you know nobody and you are certain there will be no one to meet you is a weird feeling and not one I'd recommend making a habit of. The culture shock wasn't far away though. The first thing to hit you is the driving (the first thing, aside from the fact that there are Chinese ... read more

Asia » China » Shandong » Ji'Nan November 10th 2010

Hej Alle I får lige en blog, som jeg faktisk skrev i søndags. Desværre er der gået noget galt i publiceringen, så den er lidt forældet, men det går nok. Lige nu har jeg travlt med at forberede mig til en forelæsning i morgen, samt til at at holde møde med fakultets professorer om forbedring af deres undervisningsmetoder, så jeg sparer lige energien til dette. Så er det jo smart bare at genbruge nedenstående tekst: Så blev det weekend og en god undskyldning for at tage på udflugt. Teamet var i denne weekend delt i to hold. Flertallet har brugt et par dage i Qingdao - en stor by ved kysten, mest af alt kendt for den gode Tsingtao øl (som sagtens kan købe i DK iøvrigt). Nu mente jeg at jeg så rigeligt ar fået ... read more
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Asia » China » Shandong » Ji'Nan November 5th 2010

I går holdt Walter og jeg vores største forelæsning på Shandong Normal University. Temaet var IBM, succes i erhvervslivet og med karrieren. Ja med min karriere var der jo en del at fortælle :-), men så alligevel - for 400 universitetsstuderende så ser det jo alligevel ok ud :-) Det var ellers vældigt underholdende. Det var en blanding af førsteårsstuderende og ældre studerende, så det var lidt savært at lægge niveauet rigtigt. For meget teoretisk stof, og de nye var koblet af, for lidt af det samme og de ældre ville kede sig - men det gjorde ikke spor: Jeg vil gætte på at 50% forstod 25% af hvad vi sagde. Blandt de andre 50% var det 25% som faldt i søvn, og resten sad ed meget koncentrerede miner og prøvede at følge med. Kunne vi ... read more
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Asia » China » Shandong » Ji'Nan November 1st 2010

Det siges at man ikke har været i Kina, hvis man ikke har været i Xi'an. Dette slogan er formentlig opfundet at "turistmyndighederne" i Shaanxi provinsen (hvor Xi'an er hovedstad) - men for en sikkerheds skyld valgte det meste af vores team så at bruge weekenden plus fredag på en smuttur dertil. Xi'an var i mange år Kinas "hovedstad" - eller rettere Kejserens bopæl. Her har man fundet nogle af de ældste rester af neolitisk kultur og det var her, at Kinas første kejser lagde grunden til Qin-dynastiet for godt 2200 år siden. Han erobrede et mægtigt territorie, og Qin er grunden til at vi i dag kalder "Riget i midten" for Kina. Den første Kejser - Qinshihuang havde en besættelse af døden, eller måske rettere - han frygtede den voldsomt. Derfor lod han bygge et ... read more
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Asia » China » Shandong » Ji'Nan October 26th 2010




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