About Me

Well, another year, another update.  I’m a twenty-something from Long Island.  I went to school at the University of Florida (go Gators!) and Sichuan University.  I speak bad Chinese.

After a thoroughly depressing year in Chengdu, I decided to switch things up a bit.  I decided France was a good bet.  Do I speak French?  No.  Does it really matter?  Not really.

This blog is primarily a record for both myself and the folks back home.  I like to write, and the internet makes it possible for everyone else to catch up and see what’s going on in my life.  You’ll get anything from photos from day excursions to funny videos to my opinions on pretty much everything.

I can’t promise every post is going to be great, but I am trying to stick to a M-W-F update schedule.  I ascribe to TNC’s approach to moderation and comments: don’t say anything you wouldn’t to someone else at a dinner party that you had to see tomorrow, be kind, and assume good will.

Anyways, I hope you like what you see.

— Jane

P.S. Why “In the Country of Heaven”?  Not because I’m being pretentious.  Okay, maybe a little bit.  Short version: there’s a cool Chinese phrase describing Chengdu as “the country of heaven”.  Clearly, whoever came up with it had never been to Chengdu. I think it’s rather fascinating.

One Response to “About Me”

  1. Lauren September 12, 2012 at 4:39 pm #

    Oh my goodness. It took me SO long to find out how to send you a message on here, I HATE technology! Haha!

    I’m replying to your ‘In the Land of Oz’ post. This was a really enjoyable read, I love the fact that you liked Featherdale and that you like wombats! In fact, the second photo of the Southern Hairy-Nosed Wombat is a beautiful little girl who I’m good friends with. I’m really glad that you posted this photo because not only is it absolutely beautiful (and now my desktop photo) but it is one of the only ones I can find of her.

    It’s wonderful that you enjoyed your stay in Australia and I hope you enjoyed it enough to come back again someday.

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