Category Archive: China

September 8th, 2011 by | Country: China | 2 Comments »


After having had a good night sleep, I woke up with so much energy and was too excited just to sit in bed for awhile and relax. After getting ready for the day, I e-mailed Sophia with the subject line, “Good morning sunshine!” and in the e-mail, I wrote, “I’m up and all ready to […]

September 7th, 2011 by | Country: China | No Comments »


Shanghai seriously has the worst smog I’ve ever encountered personally.  I thought Atlanta was the worst I’ve seen as I’ve seen haze while growing up there.  Seeing how noticeable the smog is really disheartens me because it not only affects the quality of the environment of our planet but also our health.  I should do […]

September 7th, 2011 by | Country: China | 1 Comment »

I was coincidentally on the same flight from London to Shanghai as my flatmate from China, Wentig.  Wentig said to me at the airport, “You will get a lot of stares by the locals in many parts of China because they have rarely seen Westerners, but they are the nicest people you’ll ever met.”  I […]

September 7th, 2011 by | Country: China | No Comments »


I really hate the first day of traveling overseas. I’m jet-lagged. I’m writing this note on my iPhone on the plane ride to Haikou from Shanghai. Please forgive me for typos. I’ve been going non-stop in London since I returned there last Saturday after a month long vacation at my parents’. I was cleaning out […]

September 7th, 2011 by | Country: China | No Comments »

I am at the airport in Shanghai waiting to transfer to Haikou to see Sophia. More later…

September 4th, 2011 by | Country: China | 1 Comment »


“When you travel, remember that a foreign country is not designed to make you comfortable. It is designed to make its own people comfortable.” – Clifton Fadiman Tonight, I was having a farewell dinner with my flatmates and a few other friends who have been living with me for the past year and many of them […]

September 4th, 2011 by | Country: China | No Comments »

My aunt who reads my blog and saw the entry about Sophia’s dream to open a cafe and bakery, suggested that the cafe and bakery could be named “Good Fortune.”  This brought up a very interesting subject as the word, “Fortune” was mentioned. Well, I have to break the news.  Fortune cookies are rare in […]