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hadleyj09 Apr 26,2015 09:04

Tags: Lifestyle, Expat Tales, Expat Rants & Advice, Language & Culture, Travel, Teaching & Learning, Relationships, General

Impatience is bred in Chinese culture If you looked at my other blogs, you will see that I am very positive about China. It’s a decent place. However, as I have stated in the past, there are ...

hadleyj09 Apr 05,2015 16:58

Tags: Lifestyle, Expat Tales, Expat Rants & Advice, Language & Culture, Travel, Teaching & Learning, Relationships, General

Being Black in China Well….yup….here we go. So what’s it like to be black in China? Is it crazy? Do you get treated badly? Do you become super famous here? Yes and no…To ...

hadleyj09 Jan 05,2015 20:51

Tags: General, Health & Environment, Teaching & Learning, Travel, Food, Language & Culture, Expat Rants & Advice, Expat Tales, Lifestyle

If you know me, then you know that I absolutely love Chongqing city, located in the southwestern region of China. Chongqing, to me, is like no other city I have ever seen. It’s definitely ...

hadleyj09 Jan 03,2015 09:42

Tags: General, Teaching & Learning, Travel, Food, Language & Culture, Expat Tales, Lifestyle

Traveling In China Usually I’m talking about what to do in certain situations in China, but for now, I just want to reflect on my traveling experiences in China and why I think it’s so ...

hadleyj09 Dec 25,2014 09:59

Tags: General, Health & Environment, Teaching & Learning, Travel, Food, Language & Culture, Expat Rants & Advice, Expat Tales, Lifestyle

So, while living in China has a lot of great things to offer, but just like all countries, there is the challenging aspect of China that you will have to overcome. If you can get past these things, ...

hadleyj09 Dec 25,2014 09:07

Tags: General, Teaching & Learning, Business & Jobs, Travel, Food, Language & Culture, Lifestyle

So, are you thinking about coming to China to teach, work, or just travel for a bit? Sounds good to me. It’s a great place to work, visit, or even live for a while. However, there are ...

hadleyj09 Dec 04,2014 18:42

Tags: General, Teaching & Learning, Business & Jobs, Travel, Language & Culture, Expat Tales, Lifestyle

So, you want to teach in China? You got your passport, your visa, and your TEFL / TESOL / CELTA certificate? Sounds good to me. Now, it’s time to start thinking about what kind of school you ...

hadleyj09 Nov 30,2014 15:50

Tags: General, Travel, Language & Culture, Expat Rants & Advice, Expat Tales, Lifestyle

Why you should learn the language of the country you are in.... So I'm at the Fast train station and I catch a taxi home. Now, I know that a taxi ride from the train station to my apartment is no ...

hadleyj09 Nov 29,2014 06:11

Tags: General, Food, Expat Rants & Advice, Expat Tales, Lifestyle

Being a vegetarian in China So, you are coming to China soon. You’ve been offered a job, you have your visa, you know a little Chinese, or not, and you are very excited!! That’s great! ...

hadleyj09 Nov 29,2014 02:41

Tags: General, Health & Environment, Relationships, Visa & Legalities, Expat Rants & Advice, Expat Tales, Lifestyle

So….I am back…again…and yep….it’s been awhile…so what am I talking about today? Still, being positive in China. However, over the past 3 months, I have been ...

hadleyj09 Jul 28,2014 06:25

Tags: General, Teaching & Learning, Language & Culture, Expat Rants & Advice, Expat Tales, Lifestyle

Throughout my time here in China, I have always wondered why so many people who come to teach in China tend to not like it. I hear so many people who comment on my posts about how there are so many ...

hadleyj09 Jul 03,2014 19:05

Tags: General, Teaching & Learning, Travel, Language & Culture, Expat Rants & Advice, Expat Tales, Lifestyle

Looks like I have survived just about a year in China, and life has been interesting. There have been many things I have learned about being an adult outside of my own country. The number one thing ...

hadleyj09 Jun 12,2014 02:29

Tags: Teaching & Learning, Business & Jobs, Expat Rants & Advice, Expat Tales, Lifestyle

If you’re here to teach, then TEACH (RANT) People come to China as English teachers for a various number of reasons. Some come to escape from home, to make money, to travel throughout China ...

hadleyj09 May 28,2014 21:39

Tags: Food, Expat Tales, Lifestyle

Food in China for the most part is just like food in the west in terms of opinions. Either you will love it, like it and eat it on occasions, or it may not be for you. Love 1. Spicy food I love ...

hadleyj09 May 15,2014 17:36

Tags: Expat Rants & Advice, Lifestyle

So many foriengers who have claimed to have been living in China for years are continuously complaining about how bad China is. Why are they still here after years of complaining? Look at the ...

hadleyj09 May 15,2014 07:21

Tags: General, Food, Expat Rants & Advice, Expat Tales, Lifestyle

It's been nearly 9 months since I've started living in China. The only thing I can say is that it has truly been an adventure. One thing is certain, not once have I ever thought of China as a bad ...

hadleyj09 Jan 08,2014 03:38

Tags: General, Travel, Expat Tales, Lifestyle

Before China Before I came to China, I was very hesitant. It was a pretty scary thought about going half-way across the world. It was also a last minute decision. For the past year and a half before...

hadleyj09 Jan 08,2014 03:30

Tags: General, Teaching & Learning, Travel, Language & Culture, Expat Rants & Advice, Expat Tales, Lifestyle

I have seen and heard so many people through blogs and videos talking about how bad China is. This country is not a bad place to work nor live. This country is actually better in some aspects than ...

hadleyj09 Jan 08,2014 03:25

Tags: General, Relationships, Teaching & Learning, Travel, Language & Culture, Expat Rants & Advice, Expat Tales, Lifestyle

FIRST: SHOUT OUTS TO EVERYONE WHO GAVE ME SUPPORTSo recently.......very, very recently,I was asked, "Joel, why the hell are you in China?"I was like, "what do you mean?"He talked about how racism ...

hadleyj09 Dec 26,2013 13:10

Tags: General, Teaching & Learning, Food, Language & Culture, Expat Rants & Advice, Expat Tales, Lifestyle

5 Things China has taught me 1. Be humble. People here will spend their hard earned money (at times) to make sure that I have a comfortable life here, which leads into #2. 2. Share. Sharing is not ...

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