A NYC-based production company is developing a series about millennials, ages 20-29, who want to change their lives, leave the past behind, and set out to accomplish an extreme goal. Do you dream of quitting your 9 to 5 in order to move to the natural wilderness of Alaska? Have you thought about leaving your home country with your bandmates to pursue a music career in America? Do you want to leave city life behind to homestead or live off the grid? Do you have dreams of opening that surf lodge you’ve always thought about, sailing across the globe, or …
This past weekend, Seth, Zoe, and I made our way to the Hong Kong Book Fair. The Hong Kong Book Fair is the largest book show in Asia, with over 500 vendors from over 30 countries and over 1 million guests. We had two purposes for our trip: finding a publisher and buying banned books. Meeting with Publishers About two years ago, I came up with the idea for a children’s book called Santa and the Christmas Dragon. Last year, I became friends with Ruth Silbermayr-Song (author of China Elevator Stories) who is an illustrator. Together, we started bringing Santa …
My husband Seth and I are big geeks, as everyone who knows us or has read this blog knows. We have gone to great lengths to recapture some of the geeky atmosphere we left behind in our old country. This has including visiting some pretty lame and poorly organized gaming and anime conventions around China. But while I have complained before about the heat, crowds, and lack of general fun that has accompanied conventions we have been to in the past, the Guangzhou Comic Con, sponsored by Wizard World and Coca-Cola, was by far the worst we have even been …
One of the best things about living in Shenzhen is the arts and culture scene. While not the best (Kansas City probably t akes the cake for arts culture out of all the cities I have lived), it is pretty good. There are tons of concerts, art exhibits, theater performances, and other events to choose from every week. There are also several websites dedicated to giving residents information about things going on in the city. But there didn’t seem to be any central location to find all of SZ’s arts and culture events in one place every week. So I …
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