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Monthly Archives: February 2012

Dipping My Toes

They say the four stages of living abroad are as follows: Honeymoon—it’s aaaall good! Hostility—this place stinks with all its corruption and pollution and no English TV! Humor—settling in allows you to laugh at yourself and the things around you. Home—in the rhythm of being a regular. I’m not sure if I ever felt that … Continue reading »

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The Arrival

I touched down in China at 9 a.m., August, 28th, 2010 after flying 13 hours across the Pacific to this other hemisphere. Finally. After unsuccessfully trying to sleep sitting up in a cramped coach seat, I had reached Guangzhou. Guangzhou is a city of 12.8 million (the third largest in China) on the southern coast … Continue reading »

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An Introduction

GREETINGS READERS! My name is Brandon Ferdig—born and raised in northern Minnesota. What an opportunity this is to share with you a year I lived in that other-worldly land called China! It’s a country we hear all about these days, but know surprisingly little about. Are the people there friendly? Are they poor? Was the Internet … Continue reading »

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