home sweet home

After quite a journey, Ryan and I are outta China and in my hometown, recovering from our crazy experiences! We flew from Shanghai to Japan, and from Japan to San Francisco. It’s pretty unreal, the way you can start a day on one side of the world and finish it on another. Because of the […]

why, i oughta…

So it’s my own stupid fault, but my wallet got stolen today. Like a big dumb jerk, I wore a small backpack to the cheap market in Shanghai, and left my wallet inside. And like a big dumb jerk, I didn’t feel it when some sneaky, despicable little thief unzipped it and took my wallet […]

pluses

After much trial and tribulation, a few of us decided to head to Beijing (and get the heck out of Shanghai) for our 3 days off. A little tricky, seeing as how we only have a week’s worth of pay left, and the holidays are coming, and some folks in the cast are straight up […]

bei-to-the-jing

After much trial and tribulation, a few of us decided to head to Beijing (and get the heck out of Shanghai) for our 3 days off. A little tricky, seeing as how we only have a week’s worth of pay left, and the holidays are coming, and some folks in the cast are straight up […]

keep it positive

So rather than go on a rant about how ridiculous, incompetent, untrustworthy, and out-of-touch with reality this company that I’m working for is (didja see how I slipped those in there anyway?), I’m going to make a list of things that I’m looking forward to when we return to the States in 2 weeks. Because […]

lost in translation

To entertain you, here is a sampling of the horrific translation that our Chinese audience reads on the supertitle boards, as our cast is singing American theatre classics. English: “That’s why the lady is a tramp.” Chinese: “That’s why the woman is a hooker.” English: “Forget your troubles, c’mon get happy! Get ready for the […]

“experts”

One of the things highest on my list of pet peeves (perhaps second only to eating with your mouth open) is a self-proclaimed expert. These days, I feel surrounded by numerous people who feel that their opinion and information on just about any topic under the sun is the be-all, end-all. And I just can’t […]