Wednesday, December 26, 2007

SHE in China -Seen, Heard and Experienced in China. The journey starts NOW!

Why blog about China? There’s already so many China blogs. Yeah, I know, well, China’s a huge country; there are loads of things to write about! The media loves pouring criticism, as well as fascination, over China. A lot of bloggers do that too. I’m not going to do that. This blog is supposed to be an easy-going, playful platform where people that are living in China, or interested in China, or have lived in China (or who just happened to have stumbled across this blog) can meet and discuss/share their experiences and views of this amazing country. I’m neither a China expert, nor am I trying to force any ideas or views on someone else. I’d just like to share my every day China experiences with you all, and hope that you enjoy reading about them.

China’s an extraordinary place and different to any country where I’ve ever lived before (which includes England, Sweden, Australia and Finland) or travelled to (which includes a lot of places so I’m not going to start rambling). Moving here has been interesting, cool, fascinating, as well as hard, touch and challenging. Before I moved here I’d only visited China once (during a 3 weeks business trip I went to Beijing and south China’s Yunnan Province) and obviously I had no idea what it was going to be like to live here.

And yeah, well, what can I say? That coming here open minded (and a bit naive maybe?) helped me overcome the language barrier as well as the culture shock? Nah, not really (because it didn't. The culture differences all hit me like a slap in the face) But it sure helped me having a lot of fun about it all!

3 comments:

Abhishek said...

Glad to see that you're still on track with the purpose of this blog! Really enjoy reading it.

Frankie said...

Yes, you're doing a good job with this blog. I like the way you tell with full respect of other people's way of life. And your sense of humor is delightful! Thanks.

Monsieur Beep! said...

Right, so I´ve found the beginning of your blog and I´m really looking forward to reading ALL of it. Because I´m interested in anything Chinese, I have Chinese friends who have a restaurant here in Germany, and I love the language (but only can speak basic conversation not because it´s difficult to learn, on the contrary - Chinese is easy, but I´m too lazy. Moreover I´m also learning Dutch and Spanish. Maybe that´s too much for my little head, lol.

I like your style of writing and openness, and therefore I will I´m sure enjoy reading your journal.

Please also check my own blog and flickr.
Thank you so much.