My first week in Beijing

After getting over feeling extremely daunted in a completely foreign land and unable to communicate with people, Beijing has slowly grown on me. Our introduction to Chinese bureaucracy is still ongoing- we sent 7 boxes via freight to China (the day before we left) and they are still held up in customs after 1.5 months. … Continue reading

Bin Laden’s death- Has terror really been vanquished?

I was at a wedding this weekend that completely absorbed my time and energy that I had no idea that Bin Laden was killed this weekend. Hearing the news of that the next day gave rise to mix feelings-¬†on one hand there were hopes that this meant that the ambiguous war against terror could now … Continue reading