Faces of Nanyan | 人在南燕

“This Christmas Eve I received much love and happiness, but there’s also a hint of sadness in it. I am thankful to my lovely friends for their presents on Christmas Eve. The thing is, along the way you drift apart from some people. It’s a little sad, because we really did love each other.” “这个平安夜巨大的开心中带着些微的伤感。感谢各位平安夜小天使的礼物。另外,有些人真的走着走着就散了,有点难过,毕竟真的好过。” … More Faces of Nanyan | 人在南燕

Faces of Nanyan | 人在南燕

“This weekend is a normal weekend, no big plans. I will just study a little bit. I finished my exams; I had two on the same day, so I feel a little relieved. I will probably take a rest. But if I’m in good shape, I might go to Hong Kong for hiking.” “这个周末是一个寻常的周末,没什么大的安排。我会花点时间学习,我刚考完试,一天有两个考试,所以现在安心了。周末可能会休息一下,但如果有精力的话,我也可能去香港爬山。” As … More Faces of Nanyan | 人在南燕

Faces of Nanyan | 人在南燕

“For me China is way more convenient; you just leave your door and you can find all kinds of food and malls right there. On weekends in the United States, there aren’t so many people and you can go lots of fun places–but you have to drive.”

“对我来说中国比美国方便得多,家的附近能找到很多商城和美食。在美国的话,周末人没有那么多,可以去很多好玩的地方,但是需要开车。” … More Faces of Nanyan | 人在南燕

Faces of Nanyan | 人在南燕

“It’s really cold in the office today; I had to wrap my blanket around me. It feels oddly satisfying, like I’m cuddling with my blanket in an air conditioned room, ready to sleep.” “办公室冷得让我裹紧了小被子,裹着被子有种在空调房盖被子睡觉的满足感”。 As told to Wandong Yang 

Faces of Nanyan 人在南燕

“There was a talk where JD students returned to school after ten years, and talked about themselves. These forty-something-year-old people talked about their lives and experiences. Those ten years after graduation became nothing but a few sentences when they spoke about it. You’d find them talking about finally having the time to do what they really wanted at forty-something; some even started their own start-ups. So the “couple years” of working for others that you’re talking about could very well mean a decade or more. ” … More Faces of Nanyan 人在南燕

Introducing Our New Series: Faces of Nanyan 人在南燕

As a foreigner in China, it can sometimes feel like you live in two different worlds: your international bubble and well–the rest of China. Here at The Nanyan Observer, we strive to bring those two worlds a little closer together. In a similar vein to the likes of Humans of New York, our Nanyan team is chatting with everyone from students and faculty to canteen staff and landscapers on campus. You’ll find we make no mention of their names or occupations, just conversation where it counts. Below is our first installment from our own Editor-in-chief, Wandong Yang.  … More Introducing Our New Series: Faces of Nanyan 人在南燕