Here is a list, not necessarily in order of importance, of the things that I’m learning or have learned specifically because I’ve been living in China.
- Make sure to remember and put a title on every blog post before clicking “Publish”. Yeah, maybe I would have learned that anyway, but the fact is, I learned it while living and blogging here in China.
- Clean-up-as-you-go is not just a good rule for tiny kitchens or playrooms, it’s a pretty good plan for keeping rivers, streets, cities, and countries clean too.
- Always carry pocket tissue.
- Stinky tofu is called that for a reason. If you smell it, hold your nose and breath through your pocket tissue.
- Since the invention of the incandescent light bulb, there have been a handful of other highly significant creations by mankind. These include, but are not limited to: Personal deodorant, Pocket tissue, Seated toilets, The Internet, Cold cereal, Toothbrushes and Dental floss. Plus a bunch of other things which currently slip my mind.
- It’s a great privilege to be able to worship in the way I please.
- Schools in the U.S. are better than they realize they are. Standardized test scores don’t show the whole picture.
- It’s not just kids who bully other kids.
- There is racism everywhere, the point is to rise above it anyway.
- Just because someone doesn’t speak your language, does not mean they are uneducated or ignorant. (I knew this, but now I’m living the other side of it.)
- I like having sheet sets that include a bottom sheet and a top sheet, and regular pillow cases.
- I really love beef more than pork.
- I appreciate community-sponsored (and tax-payer funded) paramedic services.
- I really appreciate The Bill of Rights and the U.S. Constitution.
- I love knowing my neighbors. (I knew that before too, but appreciate it more now.)
- It really pays not to be easily offended.
- Writing is addictive. I think I’ll keep feeding this addiction though.
winner-winner, chicken dinner 🙂