First, this whole Google/China tiff is unbelievable. I'm really intrigued by it and can't wait to see how it plays out.
Getting away from China news though, things have been busy for me recently.
The biggest news in my life is that I FINALLY found gainful employment. I started work at a logistics company in Olathe, Kansas on Monday. It's such a relief to find a good full-time position in this brutal economy.
My re-integration into the American economy has been tough. But I feel like my patience finally paid off. I didn't want to take a job that I wouldn't be happy with. The job that I just started, four and a half months after coming back from China, is a good one that I'm really excited about.
So between the new job, moving into a new apartment with Qian, and the holidays last month, life has been hectic. But a good kind of hectic.
When I have down time, I've begun reading a new book - The Search for Modern China by Jonathan D. Spence. I'm reading this book per the recommendation of Kaiser Kuo in his excellent lecture that can be seen here. If you have an hour at work where you can put on headphones, check this lecture out. I'm already learning a lot from this book just a few pages into it.
I'm missing China and will surely lament being gone during the Spring Festival coming up next month. Saying that, life in America is good. I finally have a job and feel as though Qian and I have taken a big step towards establishing our new life together.