May 21, 2009

Well the exams are done and the sun has come out.  Teaching a couple of different gigs has been keeping me busy, but at the same time I’ve got a lot more free time.  So…

A few things are going to change over the next couple of weeks.  First, Chinese learning.  I’m rededicating myself to learning Chinese, particularly reading and writing.  I may or may not seek out a tutor – there are certainly a ton of resources online, and I have people around me I can ask for help.  I also plan to do and see a lot more things in China, like Chinese opera and visiting places I haven’t been to over the last five years, such as Qingdao and Dalian.

Second, health and fitness.  I’m eating well enough these days, but I need to start exercising.  Going to the gym, swimming and playing basketball would help.  Maybe at some point I’ll take a kung fu class if I have the time.  Sounds cliche, I know, but I would like to learn a little.  I seriously haven’t exercised since before Christmas – it shows and I feel it.  Time to jump back on the wagon.

Blogging and videography.  I’ve been ignoring the blogs and a video show I was creating got put on the shelf during the early months of this year.  Hopefully now I can get back to them and develop them more.  Stupid firewall is blocking YouTube in China (going on 3 months now), so I’ll have to use another site for vids.

The Biz.  Rachel and I want to start giving tours to people when they come to China.  We have some really good ideas for things to do and places to go when people visit Shanghai, and have a lot of extra services for people.  Anyway, if you know anyone on their way here who doesn’t speak Chinese, have ‘em email me:

All this and more as I attempt to enjoy the summer and get some sun for once!


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