Or so says this recent column in the Washington Post.
Although I came overseas not because I couldn’t find a job in the U.S. but in search of something new and different, I do think this article makes some very good points about living overseas. Teaching English in China might not be a dream job, but it might be preferable to living with your parents and not being able to find any job after college. The husband of the article’s author applied for 279 jobs before he finally got one—in Hong Kong.
I’ve met many people in Asia who have said they came for this very reason: They couldn’t find a job in the U.S., the UK, Spain, etc. Continue reading
I wrote about that elusively long Chinese classic novel, Dream of the Red Chamber, and an American author’s recently published reimagining of it, at a more manageable 400 words. I’ve read them both now (New Year’s resolution complete!) so if you’re wondering whether to go for it, let’s chat.
Check it out at Scene.
In which I wrote about craft beer in China… again! Check it out on Scene Asia.
An overseas/Asian careers website did a Q&A with me about how I got my journalism job(s) in China. You can check it out here at the Emerging Markets Careers website.
Though my daily tasks of editing usually leave little time for writing, I do dabble from time to time.
My most recent: About the growing scene for microbrewed beers in Beijing.