I Never Expected to End up in China, but It Changed My Life (and Love) Forever (Pub’d on Ninglidating.com)

I Never Expected to End up in China, but It Changed My Life (and Love) Forever (Pub'd on Ninglidating.com)Ning Li of Ning Li Dating has just published a guest post I wrote for him titled I Never Expected to End up in China, but It Changed My Life (and Love) Forever. Here’s an excerpt from the full post:

China? You want to go to China?

I’ll never forget the way friends and family questioned me back in 1999 when I announced my decision to spend a year teaching English in Zhengzhou, China after my graduation that year. And who could blame them? Nothing about my life suggested all roads lead to China.

I studied environmental biology in college, minored in Spanish and chemistry, and the only foreign country I had ever lived in was Spain (when I studied abroad in Granada for a semester). I hadn’t spent my childhood dreaming of visits to the Great Wall or the Terracotta Warriors. I couldn’t even speak a word of Mandarin Chinese and hadn’t read much about Chinese history since my sophomore year in high school.

It was one of the craziest decisions I had ever made – a total detour from everything I had planned before.

Head on over to Ning Li Dating to read the full post. And if you love it, share it!

P.S.: Ning Li also penned a fantastic guest post for my blog titled She Broke My Heart and Saved My Life – the Cheerio Girl Story. It has attracted a ton of comments and Ning is even planning a part 2 to the story. Check it out!

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6 thoughts on “I Never Expected to End up in China, but It Changed My Life (and Love) Forever (Pub’d on Ninglidating.com)

  • January 28, 2016 at 1:48 pm
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    That’s an interesting post. I guess going aboard changes one’s perspective and outlook to life.

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  • January 28, 2016 at 7:43 pm
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    Your post is very sweet! But I have to say that Ning Li’s blog sounds sort of scammy and pickup-artist-y. I don’t like the whole pickup artist culture of manipulating women to sleep with you via cheesy techniques vs. just being yourself.

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  • January 29, 2016 at 12:41 pm
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    Wait, did we talk about this before?? I knew you went to Spain, but Granada?? I attended university there! 😀

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    • January 29, 2016 at 9:12 pm
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      Yeah, I think we did…at least I think mentioned it once in a comment somewhere.

      I know, such a small world! I was excited when I learned it too. Of course, I didn’t spend my time at the main campus, I studied in the center for modern languages. Did you take classes there too?

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