I am a recovering expat, readjusting to life back in the good ole US of A after five years in China. Massachusetts is now my home, and I am the deputy managing editor for the Berkshire Eagle, in Pittsfield.
This blog wouldn’t be possible without the help of Tiffany Tan and Ken McManus.
— Jimmy Nesbitt
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Thanks for your appreciative comments on the pictures on my blog oddendsphotography.wordpress.com.
Interestingly I’m visiting Beijing next week and looks like your blog is the right place for me to be at the moment!
Would love to know if there area any photography related activities or events happening in Beijing next week.
Thanks for checking out my blog. I don’t know of anything offhand, but I’ll ask around and get back to you.
Nice reading about you
Thanks for visiting my blog Ajaytao2010@wordpress.com. Browse through the category sections, I feel you may definitely find something of your interest.
Thanks dropping by. I’ll definitely check out more of your blog.
thank you very much
Hello there, thank you for visiting Find the Details and liking the post on Hong Hao: I came to say thanks and discovered that you’ll be able to go to the exhibition in person! If you do go, do let me know your thoughts….. All the best, FtD
No problem, I enjoyed the post. I’d like to go, and if I do I’ll most definitely give you a review.
Thanks for stopping by my blog.
I really enjoy your blog–I love how the little anecdotes manage to say a whole lot about the culture of Beijing. As an anthropologist–I love it! Because I liked your stories, I wanted to nominate you for the Very Inspiring Blogger Award (the details are at http://markingtimelivingwar.wordpress.com/blogging-awards/). It may be a glorified chain letter, but it was a great incentive for me to find neat blogs like yours, so I thought I’d pass it on. Keep up the writing!
Thanks a lot for the compliments, and I really appreciate the nomination. I promise to keep writing, and hope to do it frequently in 2013.
Hey Jimmy, found my way here through your ‘like’ of my post about traveling to Kangding County. I’m a fellow Beijinger. I work in Changping during the week and live my girlfriend near Jintaixizhao on the weekends. Anyway, cool blog, I’ll definitely be following.
Thanks for reading and the compliment. Always good to hear from a fellow Beijinger.
We delinitefy need more smart people like you around.
Thanks for visiting my blog.
Your blog is very interesting. I’m sure that I will visit your blog again and again. Keep blogging!
Thanks for the compliment. I appreciate it!
Thank you for stopping by my blog this morning and letting me know you were there. By doing so, I’ve know discovered yours. Keep writing! 🙂
No problem. Enjoyed reading your blog. Thanks for the words of encouragement!
Thanks for stopping by The Legion of Door Whores and for leaving a like for one of my images, it is appreciated 🙂 If you have time, please take a look at my blog sites http://reflectionsofchina.worpress.com and http://moreimagesfromme.wordpress.com , I do hope you will take a look and enjoy what you see there!..You have a really nice site here, certainly one worthy of a follow. Thanks again, Regards Mark
Thanks for the kind words. I’ll definitely check out your sites.
Hey fantastic blog! Glad i got the chance to read it…gave me massive Beijig nostalgia!
Thanks for dropping by to check it out!
Just love all of your writings and looking forward to many more.
Thanks for reading! I appreciate it.
Jimmy, Your blog is incredible! Keep writing! Keep up the good work! I look forward to each entry and read it right away. You are a very talented writer and we miss you in Evansville. 🙂 Maria
Awesome post! I wish I’ll have the chance to to see the Great Wall. Keep on posting about your experiences in Asia. Hope you can visit Philippines too!
welcome, Jimmy 😉
Hi Jimmy, Thanks for reading my post about Chinatown/Lunar New Year in Buenos Aires. You have a great blog! I’m living here in Argentina for a while but I’m going to move to Beijing in the next year or so to live, travel, and learn Mandarin. I’d love to read more about your observations and life in China. You’re already on a great adventure, but I hope the new year brings you even more interesting and wonderful experiences. All the best, Chris
Thanks for the kind words. If you have any questions about Beijing or need a recommendation for a Chinese teacher when you get here, feel free to contact me.
hi, Jimmy – thank you for visiting my photo/writing blog. i also enjoyed your post about memories of your father. it was very touching. thank you for sharing. best wishes, y
Thanks for the compliment. I really appreciate it.
I think we have a mutual “acquaintance”, Angie Z. from Childhood Relived.
I was touched deeply by the post about your father. Although our stories are not the same, I do recognize myself in so much of what you describe.
Pictures of my mother were kept under lock and she was never mentioned in our household. Obviously, when asked a direct question, my father would answer, but he never voluntered any information and even as a child I could tell, that this was a subject best avoided. So I did.
I too searched for my mothers friends (and even went so far as to call a phone number she had scribbled down in her diary) to get information. Weirdly, some of her friends also looked for me and got in touch with me via FaceBook.
I have to say, I envy you that recording a bit. Yes, I have her diary (with maybe 20-25 entries), which I treasure more than life itself, but to here her voice… . What a gift! Seeing as I don’t remember her at all, she’s not human to me and never was. I wonder what that is like sometimes.
I could go on and on, but I don’t want to spam your home with my incoherent ramblings, so I’ll leave it at a “Thank You”.
I’ll be suscribing to your blog and I really hope I’ll be seeing more of you around here. It was the search for someone like you that started my blogging adventure in the first place.
Thanks for sharing the story about your mom. I’m sorry you didn’t have a chance to get to know her. When my father died, I felt cheated because I only had 10 years with him. But now that I’m older I feel thankful for the time we spent together.
Also, thanks for the kind words about my post. I just tried to be honest, even if it was a little painful, about the steps my family took to weather the grief that we were all going through.