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Saying Goodbye to China

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So, it is with a heavy heart that the time for me to say goodbye to China is almost upon me. In about a month, maybe two, I will go back to America. Since I first came to China in 1992, China has become a second home. Yeah, maybe I am American born, but I can honestly say that I am Chinese by choice. Alas, it is easier said than done... 


One cannot easily immigrate to China. If it were possible, I think I would surely do so. China has become my real home, more than any other place. The kindness and the gentleness of the people is what I will miss the most. That's not all. I will miss the laid back and easy going pace of life, with people always ready with a smile and a helping hand.


Most of all, I will miss my students and my kids. I have come to love all of them very dearly. I hope that we will be able to stay in touch, but it definitely will change. Such is life. So, it's time to move on, go back, realize that my dream DID come true, and for that, China, thank you.

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Reply Report juliuy 2014-6-4 00:20
I know this feeling...
Reply Report Swifty55 2017-8-20 20:43
Sad that you are returning to the USA. I moved here fulltime in 2012 after spending 3 months of ever year from 2001. China is my chosen home for the rest of my life since I retired in 2012. Safe,beautiful people, friendly,helpful,kind,polite and I love China. Of course I love my Chinese wife,her friends,family and my students make my life beautiful here. Thanks for all you did while in China.I know your students love you and will miss you.

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  • Saying Goodbye to China 2017-8-20 20:43

    Sad that you are returning to the USA. I moved here fulltime in 2012 after spending 3 months of ever year from 2001. China is my chosen home for the rest of my life since I retired in 2012. Safe,beautiful people, friendly,helpful,kind,polite and I love China. Of course I love my Chinese wife,her friends,family and my students make my life beautiful here. Thanks for all you did while in China.I know your students love you and will miss you.

  • Chinglish - A Popular Alternative to English 2017-8-10 13:30

    Well said.Good job.

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