Mr. Veitch

A deeply personal look into the life and times of Mr. Veitch.

The views and opinions on this website are mine alone and do not reflect those of the U.S. government or the Peace Corps and it's probably better that way

When you’re young, thunderstorms seem scary. Like the sky is angry at you. But now that I’m older, something about its roar soothes me; it’s comforting to know that even nature needs to scream sometimes.

━ (via c0ntemplations)
Me and the homies

Me and the homies

This child was terrified of me when we met this morning. This evening, he left smiling and even shook my hand. I admit, I almost cried. 

This sort of thing happens to me quite often. It would be too easy to hate China and how Black people have been portrayed here, but nothing would come of that. Instead, I continue to smile and say hi and work to make them comfortable with someone who isn’t Asian or blonde & blue eyed. 

In addition to the 10 PC Core Expectations, I have an eleventh: To help change China’s perception of black people, one baby at a time. To finish what Obama and Usain Bolt started.

This child was terrified of me when we met this morning. This evening, he left smiling and even shook my hand. I admit, I almost cried.

This sort of thing happens to me quite often. It would be too easy to hate China and how Black people have been portrayed here, but nothing would come of that. Instead, I continue to smile and say hi and work to make them comfortable with someone who isn’t Asian or blonde & blue eyed.

In addition to the 10 PC Core Expectations, I have an eleventh: To help change China’s perception of black people, one baby at a time. To finish what Obama and Usain Bolt started.

We saw pandas!!!

We saw pandas

We saw pandas

I showed her “Darlie” aka “Black People Toothpaste”

I showed her “Darlie” aka “Black People Toothpaste”

California selfies

California selfies

Peace out NY; see you later

Peace out NY; see you later

I can go to China happy

I can go to China happy

Appropriate teaching attire?

Appropriate teaching attire?

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