May 15, 2008

Moving House

Filed under: blogs,Dalian — Kim @ 9:39 am

Another long spell of postlessness. Ho hum.

Excuses = My parents came for a couple of weeks and I have also been moving house. I’m happy to say I am now online again and otherwise settled into a spacious flat with a great view in the middle of downtown Dalian. Come visit!

I’ll be living with my Chinese parents for a couple of years…which ought to improve my Chinese anyway.

Moving house is a pain in the arse tho, and when my Mum was here she told me that it came out second (after divorce) in a big survey of “The most stressful experiences in life”, which rings true to me at the moment.

And here’s a random observation to end this “sorry I haven’t been posting post“…

“Those who are eager for praise should learn to deal graciously with criticism, be it fair or unfair, or else risk losing esteem in the eyes of those who do not deal out false and empty praise.”

Don’t you just love gnomic nuggets of wisdom like that? It could almost be prefaced with “Confucius he say…” If you google it though, you’ll find it was coined by liddle old me…about ten minutes ago.

And any idea what context I have in mind?

2 Comments

  1. Oh, I know, I know. You’re talking about all these nice Chinese students in my university who suddenly became annoying in the last month and started sending me emails and texts saying “We no longer trust the BBC and Western media” and I had to put blocks on theit numbers and addresses because I don’t know or care what they are talking about. Did the BBC make some nasty comments about Chinese lead-based dumplings being exported to foreign countries or something?

    Comment by Sean — May 19, 2008 @ 2:07 pm

  2. Your blog is gay.

    Comment by Bob DeSilva — May 21, 2008 @ 6:59 am

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