Reflections on a Wandering Life.....
Thursday, January 10, 2013
The restaurant where we met is a little Japanese restaurant. Very small place--no chairs and tables, just a horseshoe bar with stools. Ramen and sushi. But it was really good. It's a long way from Fragrant Hills, but actually quite convenient, because the restaurant is right next to the Line 4 subway stop. Because of this, it didn't take me any longer to get home than if I had taken the bus home from Wudaokou. The Line 5 subway runs all the way north to Beigongmen. From there, it is just a 20 minute bus ride to the mountain.
It's really hard to imagine what my life would have been like if I had stayed in America the past nine years instead of coming to China. Software was really beginning to be outsourced quite a bit at that time, and it turned out to be a good move. But that's not really why I came to China. In fact, when I was being interviewed by the university where I taught for four years before I came to China, the interviewer asked me, "Where will you be five years from now?" I said, "Probably somewhere in Asia." I kept my word.