In the last post, I talked about the details of how I got my books published, in this one I will talk about the road that took me there. My first “business venture” was in Berlin in the year 2007. It was really difficult to get a job there without speaking perfect German, so a friend and I set to collect empty bottles from the parks and what not, it was something like 20 cents…"My personal road to entrepreneurship"
1) When someone says “Hmmm…” that means they don’t agree with you but they can’t tell you because they need to avoid conflict at all cost. 2) People will compliment you on weird stuff you didn’t choose, accomplished or had anything to do with, such as your height, eye color, eyelashes length, etc. 3) There is no such a thing as a social smoker, someone who smokes when he’s with friends or at a party…"20 Things I wish someone had told me when I just arrived in China"
What do you think about China? Well that depends Depends on what? On the motive behind the question, if you’re just being polite and making small talk I should follow suit and reply that it’s a really nice place, great food, great people. But if you really want to know what I think about China, I actually have a list of all the things that are wrong and how to fix each and one…"Whatever 19"
Tell me about those good things? Best thing is that there are no violent crimes, almost anywhere in China you can go out at 3 in the morning and feel completely safe, now how many countries can you say that about? 11 Which ones? Well, there is Canada, Singapore, Taiwan, Hong Kong, Japan, Korea, Sweden, Denmark, Norway, finland, and Iceland. Ok, well played, but you get my point? Yes, it takes a load off…"On the China situation 2"
On the china situation Can you tell me some stuff about china? I’ve never been there and it’s hard to imagine what life must be like there. Sure, so what would you like to know? Well, I know you want to talk about politics, so I’d like to take you out of your comfort zone and talk about art instead, and agriculture, and technology, and fashion. Fashion, really? So we are to write about Chinese…"On the china situation"
Some people say that eating is one of the biggest pleasures in life, but not for us. We don’t eat? We don’t eat what other people say it tastes good, we eat what is good for us. I know many people will say we are missing out a lot because they have been conditioned to believe this kind of food tastes good and this other one tastes bad. We had to opposed preconceived notions regarding…"Mundane thoughts"
Oh, sorry i forgot t tell you, we don’t use fighting anymore Why not? I don’t know, people just stop using some words and phrases over time so that new ones can take their place. Can I still use ftw. I don’t think so, they wouldn’t know what you mean. Kind of like quoting Monty Phyton? Yeah, something like that, wait, how long have you been off the internet? I don’t know, a few years,…"List of countries"
I have an idea! Oh, hi! I have an idea. You can write here again? You should ask “what kind of idea?” I thought you had lost the password for this blog and for your cutepuppybrunogmail account, how come you can write again? same as before I can’t access it or read what I wrote, can only email it from my Chinese email for it to be auto-posted. Oh yeah, I remember, well, how have…"Writing our thoughts"
So, what’s the general sentiment at the heart of life in China? It would be hard to say, hard to choose just feeling to represent such a vast nation’s real motivations, and it’s hard to criticize it, with the limit perspective of being generally just an outsider. We, as foreigners have heard or read most of the hardships the Chinese population has been put through, but we haven’t experienced them ourselves. How about just one…"Life in China"
Are you usually overworked there? It depends some weeks are worse than others, this week we have summer camp at our school, so we have lessons from 9 to 1 then we have to go to some outing, and then few more lessons in the evening. Do you have some assistants to help you? I have a few and they are the good ones. What do you mean by “the good ones”? Well you know…"News from China"