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