Persona

Besides being the name of best video game franchise ever, the persona, for Swiss psychiatrist Carl Jung, was the social face the individual presented to the world—”a kind of mask, designed on the one hand to make a definite impression upon others, and on the other to conceal the true nature of the individual.” This will be a very a very personal post, in the one I will attempt in the form of a list, to deconstruct my…

"Persona"

To get to know myself better

What are my strengths? Imaginative, resourceful, smart. What are my short-term goals? Build sources of passive income. Long-term goals? Find peace of mind. Who matters most to me? Bong Gu. What do I like to do for fun? Writing fantasy stories. What new activities am I interested in or willing to try? Skydiving. What am I worried about? Wasting my time. If I could have one wish, it would be: To have more time, or not…

"To get to know myself better"

Excuses

List of excuse people use:For smoking and giving second-hand smoke to non-smokers: – All my friends smoke – I’ve been smoking since I was xxx years – It’s my only pleasure in life / It’s my only vice – I may stop in the future but right now I need it – It helps me relax – Chinese government needs my tax money – It’s just a bad habit – It’s my life, I do…

"Excuses"

20 Things I wish someone had told me when I just arrived in China

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"

How to answer awkward questions and comments from Chinese people

Question: “Have you eaten?” Right answer: “Yes, you? Wrong answer: “No, not yet” Very wrong answer: ” No, unlike the Chinese, we don’t need to eat at a specific time of the day, we can just eat when we are hungry” Comment: ” Let’s go out to play” Right answer: “Play? You mean hang out? Sure, let’s do it” Wrong answer: “What do you mean by “play”?” Very wrong answer: “Sure, what do you want…

"How to answer awkward questions and comments from Chinese people"

People from couchsurfing 2

part 2   1 – Rough travelers            2 -Backpackers           3 -Tourists             4 -Random             5-Guilty ones             6 -Confused ones 11_ Percentages 1_ 5% 2_ 60% 3_ 25% 4_ 2% 5_ 5% 6_ 3%   12_ Couch requests timing 1_ as their means of transport are not reliable their requests are usually for the same day or…

"People from couchsurfing 2"

People from couchsurfing 1

We will reference groups of people using numbers from here on, group 1, group 2, etc 1 – Rough travelers            2 -Backpackers           3 -Tourists             4 -Random             5-Guilty ones             6 -Confused ones Table of contents: 1_ Brief description 2_ Examples 3_ Nationalities 4_ Transportation 5_ Duration 6_ Budget 7_ Accommodation 8_ Age range 9_ Clothes 10_…

"People from couchsurfing 1"

List of countries

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"

Living in Asia as a vegetarian 1

How to survive in south and far east asia as a vegan/vegetarian: Japan:  Pretty tough. Fruits and veggies are crazy expensive, only affordable options are udon, katsu-udon but have to fish out some seafood from it, tempura, and foreign restaurants which cost at least twice as much as local ones. The only cheap supermarket is called “super tamade” where they sell lots of pre-cooked vegetarian options, and of course sushi, tempura, salads, at around 100…

"Living in Asia as a vegetarian 1"