A deeply personal look into the life and times of Mr. Veitch.
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- Costa Rica
American racism: “I better follow this nigger around to make sure he doesn’t steal anything”
Chinese racism: “I better follow this laowai around to help him find what he needs and make sure he spends a ton of his foreign money”
Dong Hu Shan chillin’ and Wen Miao Guang Chang dancing
But sometimes tomorrow isn’t the day after today.
Sometimes you have to wait a bit longer.
Sometimes a lot longer.
Regardless of how long, wait.
Because it will be better.
I’m just sorry that I can’t tell you when
It finally feels like home
I don’t think life could be any better. Sometimes I forget that I’m in the Peace Corps. My being in China is ever present and thrown in my face every time I leave the house, but it’s easy to forget that I am part of what most people think is a job where I build orphanages or live in a hut.
Right now, I am sitting alone in my 3 bedroom apartment, typing this on a laptop connected to my 50 inch 3D TV, all of which was provided by the school that I work at, whom are quick to leverage their good treatment of me when they want favors done, while I wait to go out with some local friends I made that are going to treat me to some expensive Sichuan dishes.
China truly is a different kind of monster.
It is a proud, spendthrift of a Dragon.
These two years are going to spoil me. I don’t know if I can go back home…