• "Dreams/Inconsistent angel things…"

    by  • January 4, 2007 • China • 2 Comments

    Joel Writes:

    I had my first dream about China last night.

    I’ve been wondering how long it would be. Ever since Denver (about a week ago) it’s almost all we’ve been talking and thinking about. (I’m reading the book pictured here.) In the dream, I was walking through a large office building that I knew contained a locker room, a gym, and a sports bar. I kept getting turned around, lost and confused. I called an information number and someone answered in Chinese (how did my brain know it was Chinese?). I responded in English, and then the person said (in English): “To be continued,” which I thought was a great way of getting the point across with limited English. (Even in my dreams I’m sympathetic to English learners!)

    The dream was everything that guidebooks, blogs, family, friends, and other well-wishers who know about China say it will be: exciting and confusing.

    We haven’t talked about it much on this website, but we are still planning to move to China later this year. We are about to start sending out some resumes, although most job sites are only advertising jobs that start through about March. We want to get a move on, though. I found a Chinese class at HSU called “Chinese for Travelers” that meets two nights a week, and Sarah and I are going to take it. It probably won’t be as comprehensive as regular old Chinese I, which meets every day (during the day), but it’s the best compromise for now and it will give us a head start. It’s really exciting.

    Coming soon: a report from our vacation to Spokane, Denver, and the Bay Area, and a report on what’s happening with me academically in my final semester!



    Sarah grew up in Colorado but considers herself a Chinese-Malaysian-English-American. Her favorite thing to do is read in bed, or some sunny spot on a couch.

    2 Responses to "Dreams/Inconsistent angel things…"

    1. Sandra
      January 6, 2007 at 10:13 pm

      have you seen the film science of sleep yet?

      although i viewed it months ago, i still can’t decide what i think about it. either way, it changed the way i think about my dreams.

    2. amanda
      January 10, 2007 at 8:09 pm

      i love hearing about people’s dreams. & i love hearing your plans about china! hooray!

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