Friday, November 09, 2007

Rewards of Documentation

I'm not in China anymore. I feel bad that I didn't write about my last couple of experiences, but if I do it now, they won't be in the same spirit as the rest of these writing. What I want to mention right now is the feedback I got from this blog.

I wrote about my time in China for several reasons. I wanted a personal record of my time. I wanted to keep friends and family updated on what was going on with me in a way that would make them feel connected to me. I wanted to have something to which my professors could refer other students potentially interested in studying in China. Most of all, however, I wanted to make a reference.

When I was in the preparation stages for my trip, I could not find any information. I'm pretty decent with technology and the internet, and I could not find information about the school I was going to attend. Being overseas and wondering about basic things like where you will live in a place where you're not really sure you can talk is stressful. Couple that with going totally alone with no guidance, and you've got a real mess on your hands. It's not everyday that you run across something the internet is missing, so it's good to take your opportunities.

I'm so glad that I wrote as much as I did. Truly, even now, over a year after my return, I am still hearing from people who are going to Beijing, even to the school I attended in some cases. I decided to revisit this spot on the web tonight because I had someone contact me tonight. People have found this through several methods - google, flickr, facebook - and I hope that people continue to find it, and find it useful.

I've gotten the chance to correspond with many people because of this blog, and that's probably the most rewarding part of having kept it. So everyone, continue to feel free to get in touch with me. It's great to hear from you and find out who's interested enough in China to actually get themselves over there.

7 Comments:

At 7:14 PM, Blogger 劉建黃志宇娥 said...

愛,拆開來是心和受兩個字。用心去接受對方的一切,用心去愛對方的所有。......................................................................

 
At 5:00 PM, Blogger 建邱勳 said...

時間就是塑造生命的材料。

 
At 12:25 PM, Blogger 偉曹琬 said...

一個人的價值,應該看他貢獻了什麼,而不是他取得了什麼....................................................

 
At 5:08 AM, Blogger 江仁趙雲虹昆 said...

當一個人內心能容納兩樣相互衝突的東西,這個人便開始變得有價值了。............................................................

 
At 1:57 PM, Blogger 冠霖林冠霖林冠霖林 said...

路過留言支持~~~..................................................

 
At 2:09 PM, Blogger 翊翊翊翊張瑜翊翊翊 said...

人生中最好的禮物就是屬於自己的一部份............................................................

 
At 6:08 PM, Blogger 璇陳陳陳竹 said...

您的blog蠻不錯的耶,祝你快樂哦!期待您的更新!............................................................

 

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