Thursday, February 7, 2008

The Year of the Pig coming to a close

Tomorrow, February 7th brings the new lunar year - the year of the Rat. Therefore, this will be the last post in the blog.

The last year or so has been quite a journey, both physically and mentally. As I have mentioned on numerous occasions, China is an exciting place going through some incredible changes. The few weeks I have spent back in the United States though remind me that most people have no idea what it's like over there. There are numerous misconceptions (like the fact that India is equally developed) and suspicions. I have tried to address some of them with my posts. I hope that I have helped shed a little bit more light on the topic.

I thank all my readers for sticking with me, especially the really dedicated ones who read every post and left comments to a few. It was very easy to write when I knew someone would actually be reading.

I hope Katie and I will go back to China again someday, and maybe then we will both get the chance to share our thoughts in a new blog. Until then, 再见.

12 comments:

Anonymous said...

I will miss your blog for sure! One suggestion-- Print them out publish the book!! JC

Aunt Lil said...

I have enjoyed every piece of your writing, and learned a lot from it. Congratulations on your accomplishment. I am sure that you will remember the good and bad experience during the year of the Pig for a long time. I am very proud to have a nephew like you.
Good luck in the year of the Rat!

Proud parents in the Heartland said...

This blog has been informative, insightful, inspirational, and a true testimony to your abilities and insight. We have learned not only a lot about China but a ton about our son-in-law. Well done on a successful(though sometimes stressful) year. Welcome home Mark!! We are very proud of your accomplishments. It would be our goal to visit China with you and Katie someday in the not too distant future. Bring on the year of the Rat!! RJB and MEB

Anonymous said...

Hey Mark, we met up a few times in SH (with Ed of course). But even before that, I learned a ton on how to prepare for our move via your blog! Thanks much for sharing!

p.s. I had a box meal at the airport, compliments of Shanghai Airlines and an untimely 2h delay.

Karen

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