- it's not better or worse, it's just different.
- i love chopsticks.
- it's amazing what you can communicate with a shared vocabulary of 10 words.
- taxicab and consumerist chinese - i can get home and i can buy things, what else do i really need?
- people can get used to pretty much anything.
- the rules and skills for bartering are highly relative to the location.
- in houston, all good things came in strip malls. in china, they come on mobile carts.
- grab/do it when you see it. it may be your only chance.
- nature makes me happy deep down in the pit of my soul.
- so do wide open spaces. but i think i already knew that.
- see also: rock music.
- in practice, buddhism can have way more rituals and deism than i ever realized.
- there are like 4 different kinds of eggplant.
- kindergarten is a wonderful place to start a teaching career, though i'm not sure i need to do it again.
- i've still got some things to learn about teaching.
- yoga is way better when you understand what the instructor is saying.
- this is a stereotype, but in my experience, japanese kids are adorable.
- 5-year-olds amaze and amuse me.
- my stomach, unfortunately, is not made of iron.
- life is always a trade-off. i love my adventures, but i hate missing everything at home.
Tuesday, July 21, 2009
things i learned in china...
(i'm not sure if this is done yet, so check back for updates.)