Good Riddance to VPNs
No More of Those Random Calls and Text Messages
Or how about those random calls from real estate agents hounding you over their ‘sweet’ deals and setups? Even if you tell them you are a foreigner and can’t speak Chinese, they’ll still try to hassle you. Yep, forget about all that!
It’s Back to Driving an Actual Car
But driving a car? It’s just the best way to get across town, period. But with that, it’s back to dishing out funds for gas, insurance, check-ups, tire-changes, new this, new that ... Yeah, you get the picture.
The Weather is Incredible ...
The Land of Entertainment ...
America is the shit when it comes to entertainment, and China just can’t compare.
It’s a Melting Pot
I love the diversity. It’s brings about different food, traditions, ideas, perspectives, and it all adds to the collective. It’s that that powers America!
A-Z Does it
Food, Food, Food ...
In the US though, it’s a whole different story. I can get Mexican here, soul food there, Chinese, Japanese, or Indian right around the corner. It’s back to junk food, fast food, and real food that doesn’t always contain rice or noodles. I can buy microwaveables at the supermarket, and by the way, the cashiers there will actually bag my groceries for me!
Lazy Man’s Food Delivery
Those Cheap Rides
A Rush Like No Other
It’s the high-speed trains that I’d love to get back to, or rather, want the US to hurry up and develop. They travel between 300-350km an hour and reach every province across China. Tickets are reasonably priced too. Imagine if the US had that type of deal? C’mon California, the movement will start with you!
Get Me a Job Please ...
Those Absurd Fees ...
Rather Safe Then Sorry
But let’s keep it real—my first 2 weeks back in Los Angeles, it was back to police sirens and helicopters at all hours of the day, passengers cursing out bus drivers for driving too slow, people drugged out on the streets talking to themselves, stressed out individuals ready to throw hands if anybody looked at them wrong, and daily stories of shootouts and murders on the news. As the song goes, “This is America.”