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So Long, and Thanks for All the Rice Posted by on Sep 7, 2015

Way back in the spring of 2008, I was gearing up to graduate from Michigan State and busy juggling classes, a few internships, and an independent study. In the downtime at work, I crafted my resume and scoured job postings online. I attended a handful of job fairs and even volunteered at a few of them…

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Why I Moved from Beijing to Kunming Posted by on Nov 10, 2014

Last year, my girlfriend and I made the decision to leave our good jobs, nice apartment, and generally awesome life in Beijing to go on an extended backpacking trip and eventually end up down in southwest China in Kunming, the provincial capital of Yunnan. For our last few weeks in Beijing, our students kept asking…

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10 Things I Love About China Posted by on Oct 10, 2014

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As promised, here’s the follow up to my “10 Things I Hate About China” post with some things that I love about this country. 1. Its Natural Beauty When most people think of China, the first thing that comes to mind are mega-cities with congested roads, massive crowds of people, factories churning out cheap goods…

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