Michael Kan is more than just a tourist in China. Still, he is not a native by any means.
Instead, the old sport is stuck in a strange in-between place where, as he says, he looks like everyone else, but still sticks out like a sore thumb.
Former roommate and co-worker from Ye Olde Paragraph Factory is blogging up a storm overseas as he documents his (mis)adventures through China. As a Chinese-American, himself, it was kind of like going home... that is if going home is like squeezing a square peg through a round hole.
Kan's insights into the country are just as amusing as his misconceptions.
He has written about The Olympics, the weather, the women and religion...I mean, how can you not read a post that starts with:
Today I may have done something illegal: I went to church.
With few resources and only his wits to guide him, Kan has done an amazing job of capturing the culture and even provides great photos from his travels and daily life.
What prompted me to share my love of this man's blog, though came when he wadded into why Obama's visit to China was... well, confusing for many...
...Obama came to China, holding a pretty lousy hand. Unemployment in America is in double digits, and the country is still struggling to start an economic recovery. Meanwhile China continues to chug along just fine, all the while still buying up American debt. If health care reform finally passes in the States, guess who will be the one to help finance it.
And Boom goes the Dynamite...
Seriously, if you are not already reading Kan's Blog, you are missing out on what this whole self-publishing medium is really about.
- But keep reading the crap the I post here too, please -