As the seasons change, so does this writer.
After nearly one year of reviving this blog, and sharing a unique perspective on China, I’ve decided I need to make some changes in my schedule. Why? To work on refining the writing I’ve done here, and begin turning this skeleton of a blog into a manuscript.
So, what can you expect? Don’t worry, I’m not taking a “vacation.” In fact, you’ll still see the same content on my site — only I’m posting three days a week, not five. Here’s the revised schedule:
Mondays: Chapters from Memoirs of a Yangxifu
Fridays: Ask the Yangxifu
But I also know one thing — one of the greatest gifts of this endeavor has been you, the reader. You’re the most important thing to me, and I’d like to say “thanks” by offering five readers the chance to win one of five Chinese characters drawn by my father-in-law. This time, it’s the character è´¤[xiÃ¡n] which means “virtuous” or “a virtuous person.” (sorry I cannot post it this time — my scanner is broken! however, it is similar in style to the other character I gave away in February.)
Here are the rules this time:
- Only people who have NOT won from me before are eligible.
- You must comment on this post to enter. Be sure to provide a valid e-mail address, (otherwise I cannot contact you to tell you you’ve won) and be willing to share your street address with me, so I can send it to you.
- On April 29, 3am GMT (That’s April 28, 11pm US Eastern time, or April 29, 11am Beijing time), the contest is closed — and I will then put everyone’s name into a hat and draw out my five winners. I’ll update this post to announce you, as well as contact you by e-mail to tell you you’ve won (and ask for your address).
If you win, please note — the characters will take one week to arrive if you live in North America, and 2-3 weeks to arrive if you live elsewhere.
Good luck and thanks for reading!