China is very different from any other place I have ever been, and I've been to a few places.
I especially get a kick out of their signs.
Our apartment is on the 11th floor, from which I can watch the older people do Tai Chi in the early morning.
Now to business ! After a month or so talking on the phone to Brian & Tom, I finally am here, able to roll up my sleeves and get to work.
I'm here to help develop a company strategy involving Europe, but i also get input into other areas like product development. Look at this, our new stick !
As soon as the final design tweaks are made, we'll be able to mass produce them and start getting them into the hands of some lacrosse players !
I don't have any pictures of the bike route to work because it is an obstacle course of cars, people, mopeds, bikes etc...imagine biking to work in Manhattan, but with no rules of the road and twice as many people.
I've really been enjoying the food. I'm adventurous when it comes to tasting new things, and China is only happy to oblige.
We played in a big tournament this weekend (more on that later), which opened with a welcome dinner at a fancy Chinese restaraunt (as opposed to a dirty noodle place in an alley...more on that later as well)
Pictured above you can see all the tournament participants listening to the opening speeches and waiting for the food to come out.
Here comes the first course !
Ok lets see...some Fried Tongue, Stomach, Hoof or Claw, and some other who knows what.
Wooooohoooo second course, coming right up !
Beijing is really interesting. They are building EVERYWHERE, including the wacky looking CCTV tower near my office pictured below...if you can see it through the permanent layer of smog that blankets Beijing.
Anyway, so far so good. I'm enjoying myself immensely. I promise to make regular blogposts now that I'm all settled.
So far the #1 thing about China is :
Going to lacrosse practice, having beer afterwards, then hitting dirty nasty noodle alley for some late night food...for $1...beer included
Chris, Brian and teammate Tong destroying some piping hot bowls of noodles
More to come soon.