Another White Guy in China Blog

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The fat guys are rolling up their shirts, and that can mean only one thing: Summer has arrived in Chengdu!

Thanks for the 偷拍, Lauren.

The fat guys are rolling up their shirts, and that can mean only one thing: Summer has arrived in Chengdu!

Thanks for the 偷拍, Lauren.

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Cutter

I found out today that one of my favorite students cuts herself. Where did she learn that? Maybe I was naive to think that that kind of depression and adolescent helplessness were limited to the United States, or at least Western countries.

I wish we shared enough of a common language for me try to verbally bitch-slap her into reality, but that probably misses the point completely. Rough day.

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Chinese Marketing 101

Class 2: Good Enough for Round-Eye, Good Enough for China.

If a white person consumes your product even once, document it and place it prominently on your promotional materials and in-store displays. If no white people consume your product, pay one to hold it for a photograph or just Photoshop one in.

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I almost tried to go in, but I didn’t want to find out how irrelevant I’ve become since moving here.

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Why are you crying and showing me your hand, 7th Grade Girl? “Egg pain”? I don’t underst… Oh. Just go to the nurse and leave me alone to contemplate why Chinese women (and girls) are way too open about their periods. 
But first, do you mind if I snap a pic of that?

Why are you crying and showing me your hand, 7th Grade Girl? “Egg pain”? I don’t underst… Oh. Just go to the nurse and leave me alone to contemplate why Chinese women (and girls) are way too open about their periods. 

But first, do you mind if I snap a pic of that?

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Went for a bike ride along a river outside of town with a Chinese family that’s basically adopted me. We found an abandoned primary school, so we rode our bikes through it and horsed around until it was time to go home. It was a good day.