A Bryson in China
Sunday, September 29, 2013
website or blog. Assume they are still partying.
But one of the more interesting things I saw about Usagi, is the damage to two Buddhas in Guangdong. You have to see for yourself: Depressed Buddhas
In the meantime, WalMart just continues to open stores in China: WalMart Opens More Stores in Small China Cities
Thursday, October 13, 2011
Recent News Postings from ChinaIt's always interesting hearing and reading the latest from China. A few newscast, were of particular attention:
Video Shows Young Girl Driving Down a Busy Street
- And this really means "Young"!
- But be sure to read all,
- watch the video,
- and best of all, be sure to get the commentary at the end
- And yes, I do agree too! She does drive better than most!
China Launches Spaceship to "America The Beautiful"
- You just can't find better "patriotic" music!
Obama Fried Chicken
- Shanghaisst blog (as usual) covered it first
- Gotta love the slogan: "We're so niubi (cool), aren't we?"
Friday, September 23, 2011
Bike Photos from ShanghaiJust got an interesting link for photos from Huffington Post:
Portraits of Shanghai's Burdened Bikers
Some amazing photos here! Enjoy!
Thursday, July 28, 2011
Featured on Storyline ProjectBefore I left Winston-Salem, I was coaxed into telling my story about my life through kidney issues and transplant. The city started a project of capturing stories of residents a few years ago. They asked me to tell about my finding out about kidney disease through my health issues and getting the kidney.
This week Storyline Project is featuring my story on their website. You can go to the site and listen to a short version of my recording at: Storylineproject.org
I've tried to figure out how to put the whole long version on Youtube or something on the internet where I can link to it, but I've been unable to figure out how to convert the format so far. Maybe soon.
In the meantime, I hope you enjoy the short version.
Wednesday, June 22, 2011
Recent News from Myself & ChinaI haven't posted much lately. I'm busy! My new job is really keeping me busy! And I'm really enjoying it!
But there has been some extremely interesting news lately from China:
- A wave of unrest is spreading amongst migrant workers. That is something very rare. But unrest from Middle East seems to have inspired workers, as they get more worldly information and desire more public freedoms. There is even surprisingly more open discussion about grievances while they desire more protections.
- Workers strike at Japanese watch factory in Dongguan
- Chinese Security is said to be reverting to bribery of migrant workers to get more information and to undermine the unrest in Guangdong Province
Thursday, April 21, 2011
A Bryson to Atlanta!!
Several friends have called or sent notes asking: “How hot is it in Vietnam?” Well, I usually answer: “Hot, as far as I know. At least, that is what my friends in Ho Chi Minh City tell me.”
I know many of you thought I had gone to Vietnam in March to work there for three months. Well, sorry, I haven’t updated the fact, that I never made it to the Mekong Delta area. Instead, I made the shortlist for a permanent opportunity in the US, that would require me to foreclose any chance of hiring had I gone to Vietnam. I opted to stay and take my chance on the new opportunity. And I got it!
On May 2, I start at Geiger International, a division of Herman Miller in the office furniture business. I’ll be a vice president for the casegoods manufacturing. The main facility is located in southwest Atlanta, and I’ll be relocating to the area over the next few months.
It’s a new beginning. I was blessed to receive a new kidney last year, and I’m taking this new lease on life to live the fullest with this new opportunity. I have a lot of preparations to make, but I can’t wait. The job will be challenging, but I know many of you are happy to hear I’ll be staying in the US. Equally, a lot of my International friends are sad I won’t be moving back to Asia. And actually part of me will miss Asia too. But I had to take the best available for me now. And I love getting back to the office furniture business, with the preeminent leader in high end wood furniture for the office. I should even be traveling back to West Michigan soon, where the Herman Miller headquarters is located. So I will see my many friends in that area!
Well, it’s back to moving preparations for now. I gotta find a temporary home for my dog, Goldie. I still don’t know what I’ll be doing with my home. And I have to get things packed. So it may be a while before I can pass on more progress. But my next post will probably be from HotLanta!
Monday, January 31, 2011
China Plans Megacity ..... or NotDid ya see the news recently about the plan by China to create a mega city of 42,000,000 people??!! Reports were broadcast widely from CNN to the internet. A good Aussie friend from Dongguan, Roger, sent me an article about it posted by several newspapers, including the Sydney Morning Herald and The Telegraph in London. The headline read:
But reading a later report from an announcement by a Guangdong Province official, the efforts are just to integrate public and commercial services. Not necessarily to integrate governments. It would be good to integrate transportation efforts, and other public services!
I guess it's already basically VERY BIG!! Question is, will it be just one mega city or just a big Province?? Either way, it's a lot of people!!